14:25 Southwell

Sunday 13 May 2018

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    mintbet.com Freebet 2nd To Favourite At Southwell Novices' Handicap Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 4f 62y  |   Good to Soft  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:26  |   Winning time: 5m 14.7s
1st
Horse silk
1
4/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Always prominent, led 2 out, drew clear last, ran on well (3 fences omitted) op 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
6
5
12/1
T: C T PogsonJ: A Pogson
Mid-division, headway 5 out, chased leaders next, 2nd approaching 2 out, kept on well, not pace of winner op 14/1
3rd
Horse silk
3
6
710-10
6/1
T: J R JenkinsJ: T Scudamore
Mid-division, progress to chase leaders 4th, outpaced 4 out, stayed on well approaching last, never a threat op 11/2
4th
Horse silk
hd
9
33/1
T: Kenny JohnsonJ: Ross Chapman (3)
Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, rallied before last, stayed on strongly closing stages, never able to challenge op 25/1 tchd 40/1
5th
Horse silk
5
4
9/4f
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Led, soon joined, mistake when headed 2 out, weakened before last tchd 11/4
6th
Horse silk
11
2
13/2
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Held up in rear, headway on outside after 7th, chased leaders 5 out, mistake next, weakening when hampered 2 out op 8/1
7th
Horse silk
18
8
11/1
T: P WinksJ: Ryan Winks (5)
Chased leaders, lost place 4th, soon towards rear, no danger after op 12/1
8th
Horse silk
10
7
25/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Held up towards rear, jumped left 2nd, under pressure 8th, soon beaten op 33/1 tchd 40/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
3
811-11
5/1
T: R T PhillipsJ: Thomas Bellamy
Behind, smooth headway 5 out, chasing leaders when fell 2 out op 9/2

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.40Pl:£1.70, £3.40, £1.80EX:£57.00Trifecta:£117.70Tricast:£288.72SF:£49.84Swingers:£9.10, £7.00, £0.00

Forecasts

Phoebus Lescribaa (9/4), Minella For Me (4/1), Viva Rafa (5/1), Dalkadam (6/1), State The Obvious (13/2), Grow Nasa Grow (11/1), Overtoujay (12/1), Presenting Berkley (25/1), King Golan (33/1)

Verdict

A tricky opening contest, but the return to likely better ground and a recent wind operation may see Minella For Me finally getting himself back on track. There's ability there, as he showed when narrowly defeated at Leicester in January and he may be able to unlock it today. Phoebus Lescribaa looks the danger if he can cut the little mistakes out that he made at Stratford, with Viva Rafa and State The Obvious fighting it out for third.
  1. Minella For Me
  2. Phoebus Lescribaa
  3. Viva Rafa

Prize Money

1st: £5,458.002nd: £1,603.003rd: £801.004th: £450.005th: £450.006th: £450.007th: £450.008th: £450.00

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