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Southwell

Tue, 17th Apr 2012
17:10
Play Golf At Southwell Apprentice Handicap, 1m 6f
6 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 5) Total Prize Fund - £3500

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Form/Owner(s)
Wearing Details

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

15 Al Shababiya (IRE) (166F, 47J)
5 b m Dubawi (IRE) - Multaka (USA) (Gone West (USA))
5127/04- Richard Abbott & Mario Stavrou
Cheek pieces

9-12  
62

6/1
George Downing
Mrs A M Thorpe

Successful at 1m 1f and 1m 4f including a win on polytrack. Well beaten at 20-1 behind First Rock when fourth of 7 on her latest flat outing here over 2m in November last year.

24 Carnac (IRE) (14F)
6 gr g Dalakhani (IRE) - Traou Mad (IRE) (Barathea (IRE))
27-7715 Mr A J McCabe & Mr Charles Wentworth
Cheek pieces

9-10  
60

5/1
Nora Looby
A J McCabe

He has won four times from 1m 4f to 2m including 3 wins on fibresand. Finished 9l behind Shifting Gold when fifth of 8 at 6-1 on his latest outing over this course and distance earlier this month.

31 King's Road (GB) (224F, 284J)
7 ch g King's Best (USA) - Saphire (College Chapel)
091548- Mrs Anabel K Murphy
Tongue strap

9-9  
59

13/2
William Twiston-Davies
Mrs A L M King

Successful at 1m and 1m 3f. Beaten 13l behind Hot Spice at 12-1 when eighth of 14 on his latest outing at Leicester over 1m 4f (good to firm) in September last year.

43 Jonnie Skull (IRE) (7F, 1004J)
6 b g Pyrus (USA) - Sovereign Touch (IRE) (Pennine Walk)
633534 Eventmaker Racehorses
Tongue strap, Cheek pieces

9-5  
55

2/1
R J Fitzpatrick (7)
P S McEntee

Has won eight races from 6f to 7f including 6 wins on the all-weather (3 FB, 3 PO). Finished 4l behind Bonnie Prince Blue when fourth of 12 at 7-2jt-fav on his latest outing here over 7f earlier this month. He is wearing cheekpieces for the first time.

52 Nippy Nikki (GB) (21F)
4 b f Needwood Blade - Spielbound (Singspiel (IRE))
7/005-23 Mr J Norton

9-0  
52

7/2
David Simmonson (3)
J R Norton

Placed once in nine starts. Third of 5 behind Juno The Muffinman beaten 20l at 10-1 on her latest outing here over 1m 4f last month.

66 Dunaskin (IRE) (9F, 247J)
12 b g Bahhare (USA) - Mirwara (IRE) (Darshaan)
555524 Mrs Alison Guest
Blinkers

8-9  
45

7/1
Jason Hart
R C Guest

Has won ten races from 1m to 1m 4f including 3 wins on fibresand. Finished 7l behind Ad Value when fourth of 10 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Musselburgh over 1m 6f (good to soft) earlier this month.

Race Verdict

Nippy Nikki is better than her latest run suggests and must be given claims on her runner-up finish over 1m4f on her penultimate outing. Dunaskin knows what is required round here and has slipped to a fair mark, but a chance is taken on JONNIE SKULL, who takes a marked step up in trip. A three-time winner over 7f here, the Phil McEntee-trained six-year-old has hinted further would suit when running over that trip recently and he has won off higher marks in the past.

Selection: Jonnie Skull        Danger: Nippy Nikki        Alternative: Dunaskin
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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