Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 16:40 Happy 40th Birthday Rexine Burton Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 27.20s
  • Off time: 16:40:29
16:40 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Marino Prince (FR) 5/2
2nd Alwaystheoptimist 6/1
3rd Massena (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2P/5-82 Red, Black sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Massena (IRE) 8
Nag me
6 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 105 3/14.00
2 721653 Black, orange disc, black sleeves, brown spots, orange cap, brown spots Bonnie Burnett (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 B Rothwell D C Costello 103 6/17.00
3 02-3555 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Alwaystheoptimist 18
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-9 P W Middleton Kielan Woods (3) 102 6/17.00
4 4PP0F3 Dark Blue, Pink sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Marino Prince (FR) 39
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 p Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 100 5/23.50
5 764P-22 Pink, Purple cross belts, quartered cap White Diamond 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 M Appleby Ryan Mahon (3) 98 10/111.00
6 203 Yellow, emerald green star, white sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star King Of Wing (IRE) 40
Nag me
4 11-4 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 104 20/121.00
7 P1P-PPU White, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green cap Backstreet Billy (IRE) 124
Nag me
9 11-1 R Lee T Scudamore 94 11/112.00
8 1-45090 White, Mauve stars The Nephew (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 93 9/110.00

Verdict

French import Massena only found Shalambar too good when backed into favouritism at Warwick and has every chance of going one better here off the same mark. Ayr third Bonnie Burnett also has a chance at the weights and White Diamond has finished second in both runs over hurdles this winter and has also been in decent form on the all-weather. The four-year-old King Of Wing looks capable of picking up a small race somewhere but we prefer MARINO PRINCE today. Sam Drake was on board when the eight-year-old won a similar race of soft ground around here last spring and his latest third to Coverholder at Doncaster suggested a return to form was imminent.