Wolverhampton

  • 16:00 Sponsor A Race By Calling 01902 390000 Claiming Stakes1m 141y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 49.97s
  • Off time: 16:04:40
16:00 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Plush 5/2
2nd Head First 17/2
3rd Ilie Nastase (FR) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 1/8- Dark Blue, Pink spots, sleeves and cap Sand Tiger (IRE) 302
4 9-7 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (7) 14/115.00
2 (6) 7070-13 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Ilie Nastase (FR) 9
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-5 D M Simcock N Callan 85 9/43.25
3 (3) 26729-4 Red, Dark Blue star and star on cap Xpres Maite 32
Course Winner
7 9-2 b S R Bowring Dane O'Neill 77 11/112.00
4 (10) 757698- Red and Black (quartered), halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Lastroarofdtiger (USA) 39
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-1 J R Weymes R Winston 72 66/167.00
5 (4) 2/1415-4 Maroon and Beige (quartered), Black sleeves, Beige stars, Black cap Plush 24
Course and Distance Winner
7 9-1 Tom Dascombe Ross Atkinson (5) 81 5/23.50
6 (8) 712-706 Yellow, Royal Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap Hilbre Court (USA) 18
Course and Distance Winner
5 8-13 b B P J Baugh Graham Gibbons 72 16/117.00
7 (5) 422-624 Dark Blue, Pink disc and sleeves Ten Pole Tudor 13
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-11 p R Harris Liam Jones 56 40/141.00
8 (2) 1262-23 White, Maroon epaulets New Star (UAE) 14
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-8 W M Brisbourne S W Kelly 73 4/15.00
9 (1) 000/068- Light Green, Mauve chevrons, Light Green sleeves and cap Remark (IRE) 76
6 8-7 bt M W Easterby J P Sullivan (5) 47 100/1101.00
10 (9) 4144-71 Maroon and grey check, grey cap Head First 14
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-6 W Jarvis David Probert 58 17/29.50

Verdict

Down in grade PLUSH looks a strong contender in this claimer and has the verdict over Ilie Nastase and the on-form New Star.Given every chance by the framing of this race the pick was a four-time winner in handicaps last winter and returned in the same vein in December. Granted he's been beaten since but his form should be strong enough in the context of this race.Ilie Nastase is the highest rated in the field and is weighted for a dead heat with the selection. He doesn't always find as much as expected at the business end but having followed a win in this company with another solid effort at Kempton last time he's held in utmost respect here.New Star likes it here and has looked mildly progressive since returning from an absence so should be considered while Sand Tiger makes his UK debut having formally been trained in France by Andre Fabre and any market support for him would be interesting.Head First is another to consider after his win in a moderate handicap last time but the from of Plush looks the strongest and on these terms he has a solid chance.