Wolverhampton

  • 18:45 Play Poker At Ladbrokes.com Handicap5f 216y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.67s
  • Off time: 18:47:13
18:45 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Secret Asset (IRE) 33/1
2nd Flipando (IRE) 13/2
3rd Fol Hollow (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 3-88007 Grey, Emerald Green inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Ceremonial Jade (UAE) 6
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-4 t M Botti S Sanders 100 10/111.00
2 (5) 50-0892 Purple, White seams, White sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap, White stars Prime Defender 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 B W Hills M Hills 100 9/25.50
3 (2) 11-6289 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 v A Bailey Natasha Eaton (7) 97 40/141.00
4 (10) 639/24-0 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Swiss Franc 13
Nag me
5 9-1 D R C Elsworth J Fortune 97 12/113.00
5 (4) 437-664 Black and Orange (quartered), Orange and Black chevrons on sleeves, Orange cap Five Star Junior (USA) 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 Mrs L Stubbs K Fallon 96 12/113.00
6 (8) 8009-10 Emerald Green and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Emerald Green diamond Flipando (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-13 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 95 13/27.50
7 (9) 475473 White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap Ebraam (USA) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-11 S Curran Declan Cannon (5) 93 18/119.00
8 (6) 01078-4 Maroon and Yellow diamonds Baldemar 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-8 R A Fahey Barry McHugh (3) 90 4/15.00
9 (11) 552420/ Dark blue, beige braces, hooped sleeves and cap Secret Asset (IRE) 538
Nag me
5 8-8 h Jane Chapple-Hyam Lewis Walsh (7) 90 33/134.00
10 (12) 01232-0 Red and White (halved), White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Fantasy Explorer 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-8 J J Quinn D Holland (ex1) 90 14/115.00
11 (13) 5926P-0 Red and Yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, Yellow cap, Red spots Crimson Fern (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-8 M S Saunders D Sweeney 90 40/141.00
12 (1) 3660-31 Light Green, Mauve and Light Green striped sleeves, Mauve cap, Light Green diamond Beat The Bell 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-5 J A Osborne W Buick 87 10/111.00
13 (3) 43394-7 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Fol Hollow (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-4 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 86 7/18.00

Verdict

In contrast to the opener this is a really strong race and plenty have claims; from a lengthy shortlist we'll just side with EBRAAM ahead of Five Star Junior and Flipando, with Prime Defender possibly worth taking on at the likely odds. Sean Curran's gelding is a real standing dish around here but that's because Dunstall Park brings out the best in him; he's won four times at the track over both five and six furlongs. Having been outclassed behind Jaconet a couple of starts ago our selection ran with great credit here last time and looks sure to give backers a run for their money. Strictly speaking he's a bit to find with Flipando who could surprise a few at a price. David Barron's runner is best know for his exploits over a mile and indeed ran in the Lincoln last time, but he put in one of the most impressive sprint handicap displays of the winter when scoring here in February. It's fair to assume 8lbs more on his back wouldn't have stopped the horse that day, so this revised mark seems fair and if they go a gallop his claims would increase. Five Star Junior improved throughout the winter a year ago but seems to have found his level now and the handicapper knows all about him, but the same can be said of all of these and this horse is a six furlong specialist with a potent turn of foot when things drop right and it'd be unwise to rule him out. The classiest horse of the race is Prime Defender and Barry Hills' runner would look to have solid claims on the back of a fine seasonal debut but he doesn't win as often as he perhaps should and the stable have been struggling to saddle winners so far this season. He's opposed alongside Baldemar who represents red-hot connections but looks weighted to the hilt, whilst Beat The Bell is another we're happy to take on despite the strength of the jockey booking. Swiss Franc could surprise a few as he's a listed performer when on song but we'll return to Ebraam who has plenty in his favour.