Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 15:20 SIS Live Claiming Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 23.77s
  • Off time: 15:20:21
15:20 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Akbabend 3/1
2nd Watch The Birdie (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5-63110 White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Akbabend 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 t C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 125 3/14.00
2 66231P- Black, orange stripe, armlets and diamond on cap Strong Soul (IRE) 473
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 B J Llewellyn A Conlon (5) 20/121.00
3 11335-2 Yellow, Brown chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Brown star Liberate 6
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-2 p Mrs A L M King A P McCoy 137 10/111.91
4 7-9P428 Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Spirit Is Needed (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 10-10 bt Tim Vaughan R Johnson 107 11/43.75
6 PU4449 Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap Watch The Birdie (IRE) 39
Nag me
4 10-1 F M O'Brien Mr C P Shoemark (7) 82 25/126.00
Non runners
5035413Tower510-8M KeighleyDaniel Hiskett88

Verdict

LIBERATE was second in a similar contest over C&D in August and is certain to attract support here with McCoy doing the steering. Akbabend, successful twice at Fontwell subsequently, was only a length away in third but is 18lb worse off at the weights today and looks unlikely to reverse the placings. Spirit Is Needed finished tailed off in a handicap at Fakenham last month and will need to do better here if he is to figure, though is still preferred to Tower who has managed just one win in 19 over hurdles and that was a seller.