LiveScore Racing Preview: Southwell, January 27, 2022

There are seven races at Southwell on Thursday
There are seven races at Southwell on Thursday

Southwell is one of four meetings taking place in the UK and Ireland on Thursday, with seven races on the AW surface and the opening contest scheduled for 12.50pm. 

The pick of the action is a class two handicap at 2.25pm and here are our five horses to follow. 

12.50pm - MansionBet Proud Partners Of The AWC Handicap (1m)

VISIBILITY prevailed over this C&D just three days ago and connections will be hoping their horse can give them a quick-fire double at this course. 

The five-year-old finished his race strongly earlier this week, in what was a smart performance. 

Scott Dixon's runner has a 5lb penalty to contend with here but it's unlikely to be enough to stop him repeating the same result as his last outing. 

LiveScore selection: Visibility 

1.20pm - Play Coral Racing-Super-Series For Free Handicap (1m)

Charlie Appleby has a decent contender in the 1.20pm
Charlie Appleby has a decent contender in the 1.20pm

As a son of Shamardal, SYMBOL OF LIGHT is a well-bred colt whose connections will expect him to contend in much better races than this one later in his career. 

Since switching to the AW at the back end of last year, he has a 100 per cent record, with both of his wins coming at Wolverhampton. 

The Godolphin colt remains open to improvement, as this is just his fourth career start. 

He has to concede weight to all four of his rivals, but he is still the one they all have to beat. 

LiveScore selection: Symbol Of Light 

1.55pm - Betway Median Auction Maiden Stakes (6f)

Archie Watson's Shin Saw Gyi goes at Southwell on Thursday
Archie Watson's Shin Saw Gyi goes at Southwell on Thursday

There was very little wrong with SHIN SAW GYI's debut on the track earlier this month, as the filly finished second of 10 runners at Chelmsford (6f), where she went down by less than a length. 

With a run under her belt, Archie Watson's runner knows what it is all about now, so more can be expected here. 

The majority of this field are now exposed and there is very little to fear so it looks a good opportunity for the daughter of Ardad. 

LiveScore selection: Shin Saw Gyi 

2.25pm - Betway Handicap (6f)

ZARZYNI is the highest-rated runner in the feature race on this card and while he has yet to score on the AW surface, he has come close on both of his two appearances on this surface, including last time out when he was second of 12 at this course (5f). 

A return to 6f should help David Barron's gelding get back to winning ways. 

This mark of 95 is 7lb lower than his peak position in the ratings and he will be fresh following a few weeks off the track. 

LiveScore selection: Zarzyni 

4pm - #betyourway At Betway Handicap (1m4f)

After back-to-back victories at Newcastle (1m4f) and over this C&D, PERCY WILLIS comes into this race looking to complete a hat-trick. 

He kept on well at this course earlier this month to continue his perfect start to 2022. 

The four-year-old gelding must carry a 5lb penalty for this latest assignment, but that should not stop him from continuing his winning run this month. 

LiveScore selection: Percy Willis

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