Today's racecards

Warwick

  • 16:40 Racing Uk Handicap 7f 26y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.54s
  • Off time: 16:41:14
16:40 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Masked Dance (IRE) 8/1
2nd Gene Autry (USA) 9/4
3rd Yes Chef 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 174-4 Yellow and Brown (quartered), striped sleeves, Yellow cap Mon Brav 16
Nag me
3 9-4 D Carroll D Nolan 80 9/25.50
2 (13) 42130-5 Yellow, Dark Blue cross belts, Dark Blue and Yellow quartered cap Silver Symphony (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 P F I Cole D T Da Silva (7) 80 33/134.00
3 (3) 531-466 GREEN, WHITE cross belts, NAVY BLUE sleeves and cap Kumbeshwar 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 P D Evans Richard Evans (5) 79 10/111.00
5 (8) 332152- Grey, pink sleeves, grey spots, grey cap, pink spots Masked Dance (IRE) 184
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3 9-2 p K A Ryan A Munro 78 8/19.00
6 (14) 5-1 Orange, black epaulets, hooped sleeves, black cap Maid In Heaven (IRE) 20
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3 9-0 W R Swinburn S W Kelly 76 7/18.00
7 (4) 441- ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Gene Autry (USA) 266
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3 9-0 Richard Hannon P Dobbs 76 9/43.25
9 (11) 02415- Black, Maroon sleeves and hoop on cap Many A Slip 248
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 J L Dunlop Martin Lane (3) 73 16/117.00
10 (2) 04-03 Purple, Grey braces, Purple sleeves, Mauve stars, Purple cap, Mauve star Yes Chef 13
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3 8-11 J Gallagher J M O'Dwyer 73 12/113.00
11 (6) 5240- Purple, yellow chevron, striped sleeves and cap Onyx Of Arabia (IRE) 198
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-10 B J Meehan Martin Dwyer 72 8/19.00
13 (1) 4454-53 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Deely Plaza 9
Nag me
3 8-5 J A Glover Simon Pearce (5) 67 12/113.00
Non runners
4 (10)5316-0Swiss Cross39-3G A ButlerE Ahern79
8 (5)212-511Kirsty's Boy (IRE)38-13J S MooreR Powell75
12 (12)329437-Merchant Of Medici38-10W R MuirAhmed Ajtebi72
14 (9)509-0On The Cusp (IRE)38-5M A JarvisNon Runner67

Verdict

A number of these are sure-fire improvers but Maid In Heaven impressed at Pontefract last month and gets the nod ahead of Gene Autry and Many A Slip. That said, a strong move in the betting for Swiss Cross would also be interesting, as the Cape Cross colt could be a lot better than he showed on his reappearance. He may have simply been in need of the run at Newmarket. Many A Slip is on the upgrade and, despite being well held in a nursery on his final start as a juvenile; he looks one to keep on the right side this season. John Dunlop's runners do tend to improve for an outing, though. Gene Autry is another that rounded off 2009 on a high note and has many options for the months ahead. A mark of 76 looks fair for the time being and he can be expected to improve for the step up in distance. However, Maid In Heaven is also most likely to appreciate stepping up in distance and, as she has fitness on her side, the Walter Swinburn-trained filly edges the vote as the best option on this occasion.