17th Jan 2022 | Horse Racing

Southwell: Top Notch Tommy

Shown promise in three starts at Newcastle with good closing sectionals especially two starts back at 6f; which appears his optimum trip. An opening handicap mark of 65 is workable.

Top Notch Tommy makes his handicap debut in the 7.20 Southwell and he’s shown enough to suggest he can be competitive off a mark of 65. He’s been campaigned solely at Newcastle to date but he handles the Tapeta and 6f looks his ideal trip.

Last time he got too far behind over the minimum trip but stayed on well to take a distant sixth. Previously to that he’s run a fast closing sectional and a good adjusted overall speed figure when 3.5 lengths behind Axopar.

Top Notch Tommy will need to break better than he has to date, in order to remain handy but if he does so, he’s got the finishing kick to win a race like this.

Odds correct at time of publishing: 15:33 17th Jan, 2022 but subject to change