Southwell

  • 14:40 Play Golf Before Racing Selling Stakes1m 4f

  • Winner £1,535 2nd £453 3rd £227
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 38.93s
  • Off time: 14:40:19
14:40 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eton Fable (IRE) 5/6
2nd Sir Haydn 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 500/00-0 Black and White diabolo, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Byron Bay 13
Nag meCourse Winner
9 9-0 R Johnson James P Sullivan (3) 48 100/1101.00
2 (4) 76/70-66 Light Blue, White star Credential 16
Nag meCourse Winner
9 9-0 be John A Harris S Donohoe 43 33/134.00
3 (1) 308/070- Black, Yellow stripe, halved sleeves, Black and Yellow striped cap Doric Echo 148
Nag me
5 9-0 b1 K M Prendergast Alex Edwards (7) 55 33/134.00
4 (2) 033-842 Purple, Grey disc, Grey cap Eton Fable (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 p W J H Ratcliffe William Carson 62 5/61.83
5 (6) 314-525 Purple, yellow cross belts, halved sleeves, purple and yellow quartered cap Grand Vizier (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 9-0 C R Dore Hayley Turner 70 4/15.00
6 (5) 47505-3 Maroon, light blue stars, striped sleeves, maroon cap, light blue star Sir Haydn 46
Nag meCourse Winner
11 9-0 J R Jenkins Danny Brock (7) 50 20/121.00
7 (7) 94035-4 Dark blue, emerald green epaulets and armlets, quartered cap Royal Holiday (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-11 B Ellison T Eaves 58 3/14.00

Verdict

The suspicion remains that Grand Vizier's all-weather mark is still too high and, as this is his first start on Fibresand, he looks worth opposing with ETON FABLE. Bill Ratcliffe's charge has been placed on his last three starts here, including a close-up second to La Estrella a week ago, and that form was franked when the latter won here again on Tuesday. He can land this at the chief expense of Royal Holiday, who has a bit to find with the selection on latest running, while Sir Haydn and the remainder look up against it on these terms.