Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 15:15 Connie White Memorial Mares' Novices' Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 30.30s
  • Off time: 15:15:25
15:15 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st As I Am (IRE) 4/9
2nd Hopstrings 16/1
3rd Hopeand 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3P28-14 Pink, black spots, black sleeves, pink armlets, white cap As I Am (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-5 D E Cantillon L Aspell 114 4/91.44
2 6 White, Grey epaulets Celebrian 21
Nag me
6 10-12 t A M Hales Killian Moore (5) 20/121.00
3 26-24 Black, beige hooped sleeves Darcey Diva 53
Nag me
5 10-12 t1 D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 7/24.50
4 Purple, Yellow sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap Flamin June
Nag me
7 10-12 K A Morgan Adam Wedge (3) 33/134.00
5 4063F9- EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap Hopeand 158
Nag me
8 10-12 t C T Pogson A Pogson 81 25/126.00
6 18 Blue and orange (quartered), blue and white striped cap Hopstrings 20
Nag me
5 10-12 C P E Brooks S Twiston-Davies 16/117.00
7 P33-6U Pink and Brown diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Lucys Girl (IRE) 6
Nag me
6 10-12 Jamie Snowden T J O'Brien 16/117.00
9 8- Black, Red sash, White sleeves and cap Tara Dancer 406
Nag me
5 10-12 t1 Mrs P Robeson P J Brennan 9/110.00
Non runners
84-FP66PMerry Minster610-12J WaltonMiss C Walton87

Verdict

Not the strongest of races and if DARCEY DIVA can transfer some of her ability from bumpers into this sphere, she appears to have been found a winning opportunity by David Pipe. As I Am sets a fair benchmark off an official rating of 114. She won a maiden at Worcester in taking fashion although the second was well held at Uttoxeter last week. There wasn't much enthusiasm for Hopstrings on her debut under Rules despite having winning form between the flags. Tara Dancer is tried in a tongue strap having been absent for over a year. The fact that she was heavily backed ahead of that appearance suggests that something went awry in the race so a market check is advised.