Wolverhampton

  • 17:40 Geoffrey Evans 84th Birthday Handicap5f 216y

  • Winner £1,706 2nd £504 3rd £252
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.38s
  • Off time: 17:40:14
17:40 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Paradise Place 25/1
2nd Rhal (IRE) 4/5
3rd Scommettitrice (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 4-22531 White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and white hooped sleeves and cap Rhal (IRE) 7 (ex6)
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-10 B Smart G Bartley (3) 55 4/51.80
3 (3) 05-2977 White, royal blue sash, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Ajaafa 15
Nag me
3 9-4 p M Appleby N Chalmers 55 50/151.00
4 (7) 598 White, Red Cross Belts, Royal Blue and White Diabolo on sleeves, red Cap Ability Girl 23
Nag me
3 9-4 C F Wall Jack Mitchell 55 14/115.00
5 (4) 8-45524 White, Emerald Green stripe, striped cap Scommettitrice (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 9-2 b R Harris T G McLaughlin 53 15/28.50
6 (1) 00-5766 Brown, Brown cap, Beige star Two Feet Of Snow (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-2 I W McInnes P McDonald 53 17/29.50
7 (9) 007- Emerald Green, Pink stars, Pink sleeves, Emerald Green stars Paradise Place 116
Nag me
3 8-13 R M H Cowell T P Queally 50 25/126.00
8 (5) 643543 Pink, White epaulets and armlets William Wainwright (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 8-10 v Mrs A Duffield J P Fahy (3) 47 11/26.50
9 (6) 086- Royal Blue, White chevron, diamonds on sleeves, check cap Rattleyurjewellery 119
Nag me
3 8-8 D H Brown Declan Cannon (5) 45 12/113.00
Non runners
2 (8)6-54442Reachtothestars (USA)39-7Noel QuinlanA Kirby58

Verdict

Everything fell into place for RHAL when tried over this C&D for the first time last week and he ran out a cosy winner. A 6lb penalty may not be enough to stop him following up as Reachtothestars, William Wainwright and Scommettitrice all finished behind him last time and will do well to turn the tables. Two Feet Of Snow threatened a return to form over C&D on his penultimate start but found 7f too far last time, while Ability Girl is making only limited progress and needs a big step forward here.