Today's racecards

Southwell

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  • Winner £1,878 2nd £559 3rd £279 4th £139
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.11s
  • Off time: 15:00:39
15:00 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Lock Master (IRE) 4/1
2nd Exopuntia 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 4517-13 Maroon, Beige cross belts, Beige and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap, Maroon star Ace of Spies (IRE) 2 (ex6)
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-13 C R Dore Kirsty Milczarek 68 10/111.00
2 (1) 34131-2 Dark Blue, Pink cross belts, armlets and cap Bentley 7
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-5 b B P J Baugh G Gibbons 66 11/43.75
3 (2) 641232- Black and pink check, pink sleeves, black armlets, black cap Ubenkor (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 M Herrington Billy Cray (3) 66 5/16.00
4 (7) 90532-2 Yellow, Light Blue hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets The Lock Master (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 M Appleby N Chalmers 66 4/15.00
5 (4) 43212-2 Red, White epaulets, Black sleeves, White armlets, Red cap, Black star Lakeman (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 be B Ellison T Eaves 65 7/24.50
6 (3) 854487- Yellow, Light Blue hoops, Yellow cap French Art 94
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 N Tinkler P Makin 62 12/113.00
7 (6) 34612-4 Black, Royal Blue and White striped cap Exopuntia 10
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-9 Miss J Feilden Greg Fairley 56 11/26.50

Verdict

A competitive affair despite the small field. Lakeman has been running well in claimers here and The Lock Master has chased home the highly progressive Dubai Hills on his last two starts. Ace Of Spies is in fine form but has yet to win over a mile and it should be noted that Bentley's recent wins, both on the Polytrack and here, came on a slow track. However, he should still go close and confirm earlier form with Exopuntia in the process. A C&D winner back in November, UBENKOR has been placed in better company on his last two starts. This drop in class could prove the telling factor and on that basis he gets the vote.