The handicapper has stepped in to give the seven-year-old a 6lb rise, but Cape Of Storms
should still take some catching.
There was no disgrace in that effort as the winner has been successful twice since and Cape Of Storms
sets the standard in what is a pretty uninspiring affair.
Star performance Stanley Rigby was game as he completed a five-timer in the 1m3f handicap Quote of the day 1 "He's a bit of a monkey but loves it here and now has five course wins" - Roy Brotherton, trainer of Cape Of Storms
Quote of the day 2 "We're living the dream right now" - owner Eric Averkiou after Reachforthebucks trotted up in the 1m handicap Results and analysis start page 73
Cape Of Storms
gained his third win over course and distance when landing the 6f handicap in the hands of Tom Eaves.
Tom Eaves continued his lucrative winter campaign when taking the opening 6f handicap aboard Cape Of Storms
I don't know how many doubles Roy Brotherton has trained in his career, but I'm hoping he can have one with Cape Of Storms
He showed fair form for Clive Cox last year, making the frame in two of his three starts, and doesn't appear to have much to worry about here with the possible exception of Cape of Storms
who has the benefit of a recent run when making a satisfactory debut at Lingfield.
CAPE OF STORMS
had finished second on five of his seven most recent starts before yesterday's 7f handicap at Wolverhampton, but the string of near-misses didn't put off some in-running punters as he was backed down to 1.
The 5-1 shot, who was racing in a first-time visor, cut out the running but looked in trouble when Cape Of Storms
headed him 100 yards from home.
Cape Of Storms
, runner-up in his last three starts, finally broke his duck at his 24th attempt in the 6f maiden.
Given some of the grounds for that opposition to Chia, it might seem strange to even mention Cape Of Storms
as even a possible bet in the 6f handicap at Southwell, because he has had 23 starts and won none of them.
15When Cape Of Storms
hit the lead in the first division of the 6f handicap at Southwell he looked certain to score, trading at a low of 1.