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Southwell Preview: Seychelloise can strike for in-form Prescott

| 13.01.2015

Trainer Sir Mark Prescott has his team in terrific form and Seychelloise can provide him with another winner in the 6f maiden at Southwell today (2.50).

The Newmarket handler has saddled six winners from his last eight runners and in Seychelloise has a filly who has been knocking on the door and looks to have been found a glorious opportunity to open her account.

The daughter of Pivotal has run five times and finished in the frame on the last four occasions – including twice at this venue.

The three-year-old finished an excellent runner-up on her penultimate start when going down by just a head to Bonfire Knight in a decent maiden for the grade at Lingfield, and was far from disgraced last time out in a handicap over course and distance when third of four to Spinaminnie.

Not for the first time, Seychelloise shaped a bit lazily in the latter and the fitting of the blinkers for the first time looks a wise decision.

If the headgear has the desired effect the Seychelloise has form in the book which suggests she is going to be very tough to beat for a yard that can do little wrong at present.

Extreme Supreme has a progressive profile and can defy a 6lb rise in the weights to land the hat-trick in the 5f handicap (3.25).

The Derek Shaw trained gelding has only had five starts, and has won the last two of those over course and distance.

The four-year-old won with more in hand than the winning margin suggests when scoring on handicap debut by 1 1/2 lengths last time out, and a 6lb rise could well be on the lenient side.
Extreme Supreme clearly relishes the surface, remains open to bags more progress, and looks a sprinter who needs keeping firmly onside at this venue.

In the 1m 4f handicap that closes the card (4.00), the Brendan Powell trained Canadian Diamond looks a worthy favourite to follow-up his recent success at the track.

The eight-year-old held on well to geat Rock Of Ages by 1 1/4 lengths over 1m 6f last month, and the runner-up has gone on to score since to give the form a solid look.

Although now 5lb higher in the weights, Canadian Diamond still looks ahead of the handicapper and this is a weak looking class 6 contest lacking any real strength in depth.

1.15: Pat’s Legacy
1.45: Sleet
2.15: Kyllach Me
2.50: Seychelloise (NAP)
3.25: Extreme Supreme (NB)
4.00: Canadian Diamond



David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.