Stand Guard fourth at Southwell
Stand Guard failed in his bid to land a record 28th victory on the all-weather when only fourth at Southwell.
No joy for Stand Guard at Southwell.
John Butler's 12-year-old, a veteran of 82 races, could never get into a challenging position after just missing a beat at the start of division two of the Betway Handicap at Southwell.
Sent off the 5/2 favourite, he was rousted along by Liam Keniry to take closer order but was never really competitive as Moojaned (3/1) landed the spoils for trainer David Evans and jockey Andrew Mullen.
Stand Guard currently shares the record of 27 all-weather wins with La Estrella thanks to his victory at Kempton nine days ago.