Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 14:20 Vic Leer 60 Years Supporting Chelsea F.c. Handicap1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.41s
  • Off time: 14:22:19
14:20 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ours (IRE) 12/1
2nd Elusive Fame (USA) 17/2
3rd Im Ova Ere Dad (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 4275-13 Yellow, Royal Blue cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Follow The Flag (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-4 p A J Mccabe Declan Cannon (5) 80 6/17.00
2 (8) 325631- Maroon, White stars, Orange sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Ours (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-3 p John A Harris B McHugh (5) 79 12/113.00
3 (11) 2415/25- Beige and Maroon stripes, Beige sleeves, quartered cap Im Ova Ere Dad (IRE) 248
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-2 D E Cantillon Dane O'Neill 78 6/17.00
4 (1) 312336- Pink, Dark Blue diamond, sleeves and cap River Ardeche 47
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-2 P C Haslam P Donaghy (5) 78 50/151.00
5 (7) 749390- Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars Orpen Wide (IRE) 104
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 b M C Chapman C Catlin 77 33/134.00
6 (2) 041/7-54 Purple, Gold stars Prohibition (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 W J Haggas A Culhane 75 13/27.50
7 (5) 56121-3 White, Red stripe, armlets and cap Istiqdaam 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 8-13 b M W Easterby P Makin 75 5/16.00
8 (9) 3712-70 Yellow, Royal Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap Hilbre Court (USA) 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 p B P J Baugh G Gibbons 74 16/117.00
9 (10) 0363-26 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Elusive Fame (USA) 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 b M Johnston J Fanning 74 17/29.50
10 (4) 924-411 Pink, White star, White sleeves, Pink stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Transmission (IRE) 7 (ex6)
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 B Smart T Eaves 68 11/43.75
11 (6) 3177-34 ORANGE, BLACK Cross of Lorraine and sleeves General Tufto 7
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-4 b C Smith Andrea Atzeni (3) 65 20/121.00
Non runners
12 (3)15316-1Hit The Switch48-4Pat MorrisJames P Sullivan64

Verdict

This looks a veritable minefield but our narrow preference is for TRANSMISSION ahead of Follow The Flag and Istiqdaam. Brian Smart's yard is in fine form and this one advertised that when scoring last time, his second consecutive success. He's landed a good draw in four and the step up to a mile isn't a problem, so in a competitive race he just appeals as the most likely to give his running. Follow The Flag did well to score two starts ago over an inadequate seven and his staying-on third last time added further credence to the belief he needs this step up to a mile, so off the same mark and for a yard in decent for he could go close to defying top weight ahead of Istiqdaam. The last-named has shown progressive form for Tim Easterby and a 1lb rise for third last time is less of a concern than the switch to Fibresand. The gelding's breeding does little to answer whether he'll act so a watching brief is best advised, although if he does relish it he'll be a serious player. Prohibition showed signs of a return to form last time, in the process showing this surface holds no terrors, so with the extra furlong here in his favour he rates a player, as does Ours who scored decisively here last time. Hit The Switch goes particularly well over course and distance but the combination of a rise in class and a 5lb higher mark makes him opposable, whilst Elusive Fame acts here but has a bit to find with Follow The Flag on past running. Hilbre Court was held behind Ours last time and doesn't appear likely to reverse that running, River Ardeche is relatively lightly-raced but surely needs further and Im Ova Ere Dad is a solid if pretty exposed sort who could sneak a place. There are many horses in with a chance of landing this competitive race, but our idea of the one most likely to oblige is Transmission.