• 15:30 Sportingbet Mick Mccarthy Handicap1m 5f 194y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 8.82s
  • Off time: 15:34:01
15:30 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cozy Tiger (USA) 11/2
2nd Laconicos (IRE) 12/1
3rd Dazzling Begum 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 144990 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN disc, RED cap Resplendent Ace (IRE) 12
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-8 P Howling R Winston 64 7/18.00
2 (11) 74/6-213 Emerald Green, Dark Blue disc, armlets and cap Cozy Tiger (USA) 62
Beaten Favourite
5 9-7 W J Musson Tony Culhane 63 11/26.50
3 (4) 05662-2 Light Blue, Dark Blue stripe, Light Blue cap Carter 16
4 9-4 W M Brisbourne S W Kelly 61 4/15.00
5 (8) 265645- Yellow, Purple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple diamond Lapina (IRE) 263
Distance Winner
6 9-3 A Middleton Dane O'Neill 59 33/134.00
6 (12) 74-6164 Dark Blue, Orange cross belts and star on cap Paint The Town Red 13
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-2 H J Collingridge C Catlin 58 16/117.00
7 (6) 904-551 Orange, black armlets, black cap Kickahead (USA) 115
Course and Distance Winner
8 9-1 t Ian Williams E Ahern 57 3/14.00
8 (9) 164320 Dark blue and red diamonds, red sleeves, dark blue armlets Barodine 39
Course Winner
7 9-1 R J Hodges G Baker 57 14/115.00
9 (3) 2694/42 Emerald Green, Red stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Emerald Green cap Laconicos (IRE) 20
8 9-0 t W Stone Laura Pike (7) 56 12/113.00
10 (1) 65886-7 White and Purple stripes, White and Black striped sleeves and cap Zalkani (IRE) 32
Course Winner
10 8-8 J Pearce Simon Pearce (5) 50 16/117.00
11 (7) 909082- Maroon and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Maroon armlets Brad's Luck (IRE) 11
4 8-8 M Blanshard R Havlin 51 20/121.00
12 (13) 457678- Light Blue, White diamond, diamonds on sleeves Spume (IRE) 368
6 8-5 J Balding A Elliott 47 40/141.00
13 (2) 105785 Royal Blue, Light Blue diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Dazzling Begum 11
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 8-4 J Pearce Liam Jones 46 14/115.00
Non runners
4 (10)3308/37Dancing Sword59-4D BurchellNon Runner60


KICKAHEAD can win the race named in honour of the legend that is Mick McCarthy, with Carter and Cozy Tiger considered to be the most threatening of the opposition. Ian Williams' charge remains well treated off a mark of 57 if translating his improvement over hurdles back to the flat. It looked for a time that he would fail to do that having disappointed backers on more than one occasion this winter, but he finally got his act together to win by four lengths here last time. That was off a mark of 50 so he clearly has more to do here, but he's rated 122 over timber and should be more than competitive here. Carter rates a clear threat having taken second here last time, in the process hinting that this step up in trip may bring about enough improvement to negate the 2lb rise he's incurred. If that proves to be the case he'll serve it up to the likely favourite under Shane Kelly and can prove better than Cozy Tiger, a horse who might just need help from the handicapper if his last effort, a well beaten third, is anything to go by. Laconicos is tough and generally consistent but anyone backing him to win over the years will surely have very little money left whilst Brad's Luck is a 17-race maiden who has been well held over hurdles lately. Kickahead can score in this staying handicap.