Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 14:15 Connolly's Red Mills Novices' Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 45.30s
  • Off time: 14:15:19
14:15 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Green Bank (IRE) 8/1
2nd Beckhani 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 25/323-5 Dark Blue, White chevron, checked sleeves, White cap Suburban Bay 35
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-12 A King W Hutchinson 110 3/14.00
2 842-73P Dark Blue, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Green Bank (IRE) 30
Nag me
7 11-8 t C E Longsdon N Fehily 106 8/19.00
3 6PU-3P1 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Sparkling Tara 30
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 105 7/18.00
4 2238/U Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Sunglasses (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 11-7 N J Henderson D Bass 105 9/25.50
5 3354-23 White, Mauve stars Beckhani 40
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-7 p1 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 105 15/82.88
6 831-176 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Pyjama Game (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 102 25/126.00
7 2/67378- Dark blue, red and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, red cap Burnthill (IRE) 93
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-1 t Miss C Dyson Ian Popham 85 20/121.00

Verdict

Beckhani has experienced a series of reverses at short odds so it's to be hoped that fast ground can make all the difference to the fortunes of the six-year-old. Suburban Bay hasn't won for two years despite hitting the frame with astonishing regularity so we will settle on GREEN BANK. Charlie Longsdon's charge never travelled at Worcester on debut and he was sensibly pulled up. A staying hurdler of some note, it may just have been a bad day at the office. Sunglasses takes a step up in trip this afternoon while Sparkling Tara is inconsistent but was very much on a going day at Hexham when dropped into a selling hurdle. Sue Smith's charge should have gleaned some much-needed confidence from that victory. Pyjama Games is a proven stayer but is 15lb higher than when he won at Sedgefield.