Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 15:20 It's Christmas All Year Round Handicap1m

  • Winner £2,267 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.84s
  • Off time: 15:21:52
15:20 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st McConnell (USA) 13/8
2nd Eastern Hills 8/1
3rd Florio Vincitore (IRE) 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 909843 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Club Tahiti 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-7 A W Carroll David Probert 69 13/27.50
2 (5) 967607 Emerald Green, Pink seams, sleeves and star on cap McConnell (USA) 57
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 b1 G L Moore G Baker 68 13/82.62
3 (14) 6/2893-6 Red, White chevron, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Gordy Bee (USA) 13
Nag me
4 9-5 e R C Guest Paul Eddery 67 16/117.00
4 (3) 599115 Purple, Orange star, Purple sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap Astrodonna 25
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 M H Tompkins Ashley Morgan (5) 67 11/112.00
5 (11) 588039 Royal blue, maroon star, maroon sleeves, royal blue stars Florio Vincitore (IRE) 3
Nag me
3 9-4 E J Creighton Alan Creighton (3) 68 18/119.00
6 (2) 464 Yellow, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Red and Yellow quartered cap Pinsplitter (USA) 75
Nag me
3 9-3 p1 A J Mccabe J Doyle 67 40/141.00
7 (6) 381988 Emerald Green, Black stars Border Owl (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 P Salmon Greg Fairley 65 20/121.00
8 (8) 886540 Purple, Grey disc, Grey cap Bel Cantor 6
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-1 p W J H Ratcliffe Matthew Cosham (7) 63 16/117.00
9 (4) 4/2-9884 Dark Blue, Grey sleeves, Pink cap San Antonio 14
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-1 b Mrs P Sly M Fenton 63 22/123.00
10 (1) 613351 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Eastern Hills 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 p A J Mccabe Neil Farley (5) 62 8/19.00
11 (10) 330848 Dark Green, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, Dark Green cap Ancient Times (USA) 55
Nag me
3 8-12 P A Kirby R Kennemore (3) 62 25/126.00
12 (9) 701094 Dark blue, emerald green epaulets and armlets, quartered cap Royal Holiday (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 B Ellison T Eaves 61 13/27.50
13 (13) 798090 Dark Blue, Beige triple diamond and armlets, Dark Blue cap, Beige diamonds Jonnie Skull (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-9 b M D Squance L Morris 57 33/134.00
14 (12) 48990 Red, Black star, Black and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap, Black stars Craicajack (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-6 E J Creighton Catherine Gannon 56 50/151.00

Verdict

Jonnie Skull won when last seen at the course and is 5lb lower in the ratings than that last winning mark, however he looks bang out of form. Royal Holiday is 2-3 here so has to be worth a closer look but it remains to be seen how Eastern Hills will handle a switch to this artificial surface after winning at Leicester on testing ground last month. MCCONNELL certainly handles the track having won here three times and now he is dropped to a realistic looking mark he may be the one to chance in a competitive race. The trainer has a 21% strike-rate at the course in recent seasons and he can add to the tally with McConnell. It's worth noting any market movements for Astrodonna with her psychic connections (owned by Mystic Meg), whilst Club Tahiti may also be a threat despite carrying top weight.