Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 14:30 Freebets.co.uk Handicap World Hurdle Free Bets5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 57.67s
  • Off time: 14:30:39
14:30 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Colorus (IRE) 9/4
2nd Guto 7/1
3rd Punching 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 735120- PINK, BLACK cross belts and cap Russian Rocket (IRE) 144
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 Mrs C A Dunnett T G McLaughlin 69 25/126.00
2 (6) 845143 Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap Punching 25
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-4 C R Dore L P Keniry 69 5/23.50
4 (7) 038300- White, Emerald Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap The Bear 159
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-2 A G Foster P McDonald 67 9/110.00
5 (8) 680490- RED, WHITE sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE armlets, RED and WHITE striped cap Weet A Surprise 144
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-13 R Hollinshead David Kenny (7) 64 16/117.00
6 (4) 563-407 Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Replicator 28
Nag me
4 8-11 v Pat Eddery Paul Eddery 62 8/19.00
8 (2) 883462 White, Dark Blue chevron, armlets and cap Colorus (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-10 p W J H Ratcliffe P Pickard (7) 61 9/43.25
9 (3) 87-6021 Grey, Pink seams, Pink and Grey halved sleeves, Pink cap Fizzlephut (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-10 b Miss J R Tooth P Fitzsimons 61 9/110.00
10 (5) 501-093 Purple, Grey disc, Grey cap Guto 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-10 W J H Ratcliffe Kelly Harrison (5) 61 7/18.00
Non runners
3 (10)822100-Grudge49-3D W BarkerT Hamilton68
7 (1)901418-This Ones For Pat (USA)48-11S ParrR Winston62
11 (9)7983-74Rocketball (IRE)48-5Pat MorrisAmy Baker56

Verdict

Fizzlephut seems to reserve his best for Wolverhampton and Punching will run a good race but preference is for COLORUS. The Night Shift gelding went very close here last time and has been dropped 2lbs since. It is a long time since he won but he has run some very good races in defeat in the interim and this is his best trip. If he can reproduce that latest effort then today might finally be his day. Fizzlephut also races over his optimum trip and there is no reason why he can't go close, but a good look at his form suggests that this slower ground perhaps just takes the sting out of him and Wolverhampton's Polytrack just suits a little better. Punching would be potential selection material here if this were over 6f, but he doesn't quite seem to have the toe for this short. This One's For Pat likes it here and will be much happier now dropped back from being tried over a mile last time, so he can go close. Russian Rocket likes it here and there is every chance he can get competitive, though this mark is high enough, and we'll side with Colorus.