Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 15:15 Victor Chandler & Nottingham Forest Claiming Stakes1m 6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Slow
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 7.06s
  • Off time: 15:25:38
15:15 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Boundless Prospect (USA) 4/1
2nd Chocolate Caramel (USA) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 866226- Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Dunaskin (IRE) 17
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10 9-9 e B Ellison J Cavanagh (7) 76 3/14.00
2 (5) 7612/48- Red, Yellow hoop, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Chocolate Caramel (USA) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-7 R A Fahey P Hanagan 73 9/25.50
3 (2) 20321-6 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Boundless Prospect (USA) 8
Nag meCourse Winner
11 9-1 P D Evans A Heffernan (5) 68 4/15.00
4 (6) 7/24270- Black, Mauve stars Zaffeu 249
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-13 A G Juckes V Slattery 57 11/112.00
5 (7) 845992- Black, Black and White diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Little Carmela 32
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-10 v S C Williams S Golam 57 9/43.25
6 (3) 740/807- ROYAL BLUE, RED star, BLACK cap Matinee Idol 37
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7 8-9 b Mrs S Lamyman Declan Cannon (5) 28 150/1151.00
7 (4) 6/4682-F Maroon and Grey stripes, Grey sleeves Seaquel 10
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4 8-5 A B Haynes Amy Baker (5) 51 12/113.00

Verdict

There is very little between three of these at the figures, so our preference for DUNASKIN over Chocolate Caramel and Boundless Prospect is only marginal. Brian Ellison's 10-year-old takes a significant drop in grade here, having raced in some decent handicaps on the flat and over jumps lately. He's yet to score on artificial surfaces from 11 attempts but his second to Lucky Punt here shows the surface isn't a problem, and this drop to claiming company could do the trick. Chocolate Caramel rates the clear danger on the pick of his form, but he'd been off the track for over a year before returning in December. In two runs since, Richard Fahey's horse has shown little and he was a long way behind Dunaskin when they met in a handicap last time. It is interesting that connections are continuing with their charge though and if the market makes the right noises, it's not impossible to believe they could yet find a race like this for their eight-year-old. Boundless Prospect is something of a standing dish around here, having registered five course victories over a variety of trips. The last of those came in handicap company off a mark of 62 and although he disappointed off his revised mark after, this drop to claiming company might help the veteran bounce back. Little Carmela rates best of the rest, although the mare does have plenty to find on the figures and might be playing for a place at best. Stuart Williams' yard are in good form though so a market check is advised, whilst Zaffeu has plenty of course form in the past but hasn't looked to be a winner in waiting of late. Seaquel remains unexposed but fell last time and it remains to be seen if that incident has left its mark and with Matinee Idol the lowest rated runner on display today this looks best left to Dunaskin.