Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 17:40 Compare Trusted Bookmakers With bookmakers.co.uk Apprentice Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 41.07s
  • Off time: 17:40:16
17:40 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Neighbourhood (USA) 5/1
2nd Amtired 4/7

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 2235/6-1 Orange, black chevron, orange sleeves, black stars, orange cap, black stars Amtired 7 (ex6)
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-8 be B Ellison Jacob Butterfield (3) 55 4/71.57
2 (5) 44-6524 Graham Tartan, White cap Layla's Boy 27
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 bt S G West Shirley Teasdale (3) 60 7/18.00
3 (3) 678008- Beige, maroon hoops and armlets, beige cap Amazing Blue Sky 147
Nag me
7 9-7 Mrs R Carr D H Bergin (3) 60 12/113.00
5 (4) 578149- Royal Blue, White cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Neighbourhood (USA) 82
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-9 b1 H J Evans Ryan Tate (3) 48 5/16.00
6 (2) 583355- Light blue, white epaulets, hooped sleeves, check cap Dubara Reef (IRE) 230
Nag me
6 8-7 p Paul Green Robert Tart (3) 45 10/111.00
Non runners
4 (6)5-02180Maslak (IRE)99-6P W HiattNed Curtis59

Verdict

AMTIRED returned from a spell hurdling to gain a convincing victory over the course and distance a week ago and it's unlikely a 6lb penalty will pose too many problems. Layla's Boy ran a shocker last time and it was only a seller that he finished runner-up in three days earlier. Amazing Blue Sky won a much better race than this on soft ground at Haydock last summer and is on a 15lb lower mark, though he has a long absence to overcome as has Dubara Reef. The front-running Maslak beat Layla's Boy in a seller here last month but has finished last in both subsequent starts.