Today's racecards

Warwick

  • 16:20 Nick Bill Memorial Handicap 5f 110y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 6.21s
  • Off time: 16:21:44
16:20 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sole Danser (IRE) 3/1
2nd Storm Lightning 7/1
3rd Volito 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 451-083 White, Royal Blue epaulets, halved sleeves, Royal Blue Cap Storm Lightning 8
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-12 W M Brisbourne T G McLaughlin 70 7/18.00
2 (5) 270272 Orange, red stars and sleeves, red cap, orange stars Belle Bayardo (IRE) 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-9 R Harris L Morris 67 2/13.00
3 (8) 355864 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Sole Danser (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 p J M Bradley S Sanders 67 3/14.00
4 (2) 158-147 Dark Blue, White triple diamond, halved sleeves, Dark Blue and White check cap Amber Heights 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-6 H Candy D Sweeney 64 4/15.00
5 (7) 0476-69 Yellow, Brown chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Brown star Volito 55
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 Mrs A L M King S Hitchcott 58 16/117.00
6 (4) 007800/ White, Orange epaulets, hooped sleeves, Orange cap Emerald Girl (IRE) 610
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 S Hodgson Jake Payne (5)(ex1) 50 40/141.00
7 (1) 0-46706 BLACK, YELLOW seams, BLACK and RED striped cap Rutterkin (USA) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-7 R Ford Victor Santos (7)(ex2) 48 11/112.00
8 (3) 0-85626 ORANGE, BLACK seams, quartered cap Farmers Dream (IRE) 11
Nag me
6 8-7 vt D Shaw Martin Lane 48 20/121.00

Verdict

Storm Lightning displayed form for the first time since joining his current yard from Dermot Weld when dropped back to the minimum trip in an ordinary Class 5 contest at Leicester but he's a player here if building on that improved performance. Amber Heights regularly compromises her chance at the start with a tardy stalls exit and did so when last seen at Bath before running on when various birds had flown. Fergus Sweeney takes over from Amy Scott and the additional half-furlong will aid her cause. BELLE BAYARDO is more reliable, though, and is narrowly preferred having just been run down in the closing yards at Chepstow last time. He's been campaigned almost exclusively over 6f for the past two years but it's worth noting that his three successes in 2010 all came over 5f - this intermediate trip should suit well.