Wolverhampton

  • 14:45 Neal Wood Fourth Anniversary Memorial Handicap1m 4f 50y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 39.14s
  • Off time: 14:45:45
14:45 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Velvetina (IRE) 9/2
2nd Thorpe (IRE) 3/1
3rd Brigadoon 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 517 Dark blue, white epaulets and armlets He's No Angel (IRE) 25
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-10 C G Cox A Kirby 70 8/19.00
2 (1) 750764 RED, white star, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star Brigadoon 52
6 9-9 P A Kirby M O'connell 69 6/42.50
3 (8) 612368 Orange, Black stars on sleeves, Black cap, Orange star Tornado Force (IRE) 10
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-8 A J McCabe William Twiston-Davies (5) 68 25/126.00
4 (11) 0-11007 Royal blue, white hollow box, white sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on white cap Full Speed (GER) 15
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-6 P A Kirby Eva Moscrop (7) 66 33/134.00
5 (5) 336536 White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Sommersturm (GER) 13
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-2 P D Evans E J Walsh (7) 62 50/151.00
6 (2) 08-42 Light Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap Thorpe (IRE) 54
Beaten Favourite
3 9-1 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 74 3/14.00
7 (7) 4101-58 Pink, Purple spots, sleeves and spots on cap Felix Fabulla 53
3 9-1 H Morrison S De Sousa 74 8/19.00
8 (3) 6-31 Red and Yellow (halved), White cap Velvetina (IRE) 48
3 9-0 H J L Dunlop T E Durcan 73 9/25.50
9 (4) 92-403 Purple, yellow epaulets, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow star Sweet Martoni 26
3 8-10 W J Knight M Barzalona 69 16/117.00
10 (10) 8-5482 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Primrose cap Star Of Namibia (IRE) 36
3 8-6 b J S Moore Liam Jones 65 12/113.00
11 (6) 264638 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Mirth 19
3 8-0 M Johnston D E Egan (3) 58 33/134.00

Verdict

He's No Angel won his maiden here over a shorter trip and Tornado Force is back on a winning mark but it could pay to concentrate on the younger horses. Thorpe should figure having improved with every start culminating in a second at Newmarket while Chepstow runner-up Star Of Namibia is preferred to Sweet Martoni on this surface. VELVETINA opened her account with victory over 1m2f at Kempton and breeding suggests Harry Dunlop's filly will prove even better over this longer trip. She gets the vote as Mirth will need a big step forward to figure.