17:00 Southwell (A.W.) 21 Mar 2017

Betway Sprint Handicap (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,234 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: High

6

6f

Standard (AW - Fibresand)

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
Data quality78%
Position
1 (6)
1-51668
iT
Red, pink star and sleeves, orange cap (Mr J W Parry)

Bring On A Spinner 7 

b g Kheleyf - Posy Fossil (Malibu Moon)

4 10-0 b es
77 1
4 10-0 b es
77 1

All 4 career wins have come here, including over this trip in January. Excuses for his defeats since and one to consider.

All 4 career wins have come here, including over this trip in January. Excuses for his defeats since and one to consider.

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Bring On A Spinner Score: 429

2
2 (9)
268-855
iT
Black, royal blue star, black sleeves, royal blue stars, black cap, royal blue star (Mick Appleby Racing)

Red Touch (USA)  14 

b g Bluegrass Cat - Touchnow (Pleasant Tap)

5 9-13 h
76
5 9-13 h
76

Two wins from 6 runs last year. 12/1 and hooded for first time, creditable fifth of 12 in handicap at this course (1m) 14 days ago. Down in trip.

Two wins from 6 runs last year. 12/1 and hooded for first time, creditable fifth of 12 in handicap at this course (1m) 14 days ago. Down in trip.

Red Touch Score: 358

3 (5)
394231
iT
Royal blue, pink chevrons, royal blue cap (Paul J Dixon & Darren Lucas)

Crosse Fire (ex6)  7 

b g Monsieur Bond - Watersilk (Fasliyev)

5 9-13
76 1
5 9-13
76 1

Notched sixth course success when making all over this trip last week. Penalty demands a bit more but in rich vein of form at present.

Notched sixth course success when making all over this trip last week. Penalty demands a bit more but in rich vein of form at present.

Crosse Fire Score: 357

4 (3)
1435-
iT
Black, yellow star and armlets, red cap (Mr M Rozenbroek)

African Blessing 213 

ch g Mount Nelson - Bella Beguine (Komaite)

4 9-7
70
4 9-7
70

Debut winner over C&D last March. Promise in nurseries later in the year and appeals as the sort to go on to better things.

Debut winner over C&D last March. Promise in nurseries later in the year and appeals as the sort to go on to better things.

African Blessing Score: 479

1
5 (10)
53414/2
iT
White, royal blue stars, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star (Weldspec Glasgow Limited)

Dark Profit (IRE)  12 

gr g Dark Angel - Goldthroat (Zafonic)

5 9-6 p
69
5 9-6 p
69

16/1, first run since leaving Robert Cowell when creditable second of 10 in handicap at this course (7f) 12 days ago. Claims if he can build on that.

16/1, first run since leaving Robert Cowell when creditable second of 10 in handicap at this course (7f) 12 days ago. Claims if he can build on that.

Dark Profit Score: 406

3
6 (2)
302599-
iT
Dark blue, white epaulets, red and dark blue striped sleeves, dark blue and red hooped cap (Yvonne Lowe & W A Robinson)

Coiste Bodhar (IRE)  98 

b g Camacho - Nortolixa (Linamix)

6 9-5
68
6 9-5
68

C&D winner. Four wins from 23 runs last year. 33/1, ninth of 13 in handicap at this course (5f). Off 98 days. Something to find on form.

C&D winner. Four wins from 23 runs last year. 33/1, ninth of 13 in handicap at this course (5f). Off 98 days. Something to find on form.

Coiste Bodhar Score: 383

7 (1)
6-38475
iT
Dark green, beige hoop, beige cap (The Ebony N Ivory Partnership)

Ebony N Ivory 5 

b g Equiano - Ile Deserte (Green Desert)

4 9-5 p
68 1
4 9-5 p
68 1

Fifth of 8 in handicap at Chelmsford (6f, 4/1) 5 days ago. Makes fibresand debut.

Fifth of 8 in handicap at Chelmsford (6f, 4/1) 5 days ago. Makes fibresand debut.

Ebony N Ivory Score: 371

8 (7)
0-11583
iT
Light blue and pink (halved), striped sleeves, black cap (The Friday Morning Fourball)

Big Amigo (IRE)  10 

b g Bahamian Bounty - Goldamour (Fasliyev)

4 9-4
67
4 9-4
67

Temperamental sort. C&D winner. Latest win here in January. 6/1, respectable third of 8 in claimer at Wolverhampton (5f) 10 days ago.

Temperamental sort. C&D winner. Latest win here in January. 6/1, respectable third of 8 in claimer at Wolverhampton (5f) 10 days ago.

Big Amigo Score: 391

9 (8)
85777-3
iT
Yellow, large dark green spots, yellow sleeves, dark green spots, dark green cap (The Hollinbridge Partnership & Ruth Ca)

Meshardal (GER)  20 

b g Shamardal - Melody Fair (Montjeu)

7 9-3
66
7 9-3
66

C&D winner. Struggled in the main last year but down in weights as a result and encouraging return when third of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (6f) 20 days ago. Leading claims.

C&D winner. Struggled in the main last year but down in weights as a result and encouraging return when third of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (6f) 20 days ago. Leading claims.

Meshardal Score: 394

4
10 (4)
7904/08
iT
Royal blue, red seams, striped sleeves, red cap, royal blue star (Mrs Elaine M Burke)

Baron Run 48 

ch g Bertolini - Bhima (Polar Falcon)

7 9-0
63
7 9-0
63

Last of 9 in handicap at Newcastle (6f, 25/1) 48 days ago.

Last of 9 in handicap at Newcastle (6f, 25/1) 48 days ago.

Baron Run Score: 245

Verdict

Crosse Fire returned to the winner's enclosure last week over C&D and this consistent sort is likely to be on the premises once again but preference is for DARK PROFIT, who outran her odds when runner-up here over 7f earlier this month and the return to 6f looks a positive on that performance. African Blessing is lightly-raced and looks more than capable of further improvement.

Verdict

MESHARDAL came down a long way in the weights after a winless 2016 and shaped as if he's returned in much better heart when third at Newcastle at the start of this month. He gets the nod but there are plenty of possible dangers, headed by African Blessing, who is a lightly-raced sprinter from a good yard who surely has more to offer, and Bring On A Spinner.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Standard 9 Sir Geoffrey 5 10 8 9 55 148341 6 days S Dixon (27 miles) K O'Neill 11/1 1:15.66
2015 Standard 12 Colourbearer 12 8 9 5 69 4067-71 19 days C Wallis (151 miles) B Curtis 6/1 1:17.82
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