Wolverhampton

  • 19:15 Book Now For Christmas Selling Stakes5f 216y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.91s
  • Off time: 19:15:28
19:15 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Titus Gent 9/1
2nd Swinbrook (USA) 7/2
3rd Absa Lutte (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 395711 Dark Green, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green stars, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Bertie Southstreet 37
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-3 v Karen George C Catlin 67 6/17.00
2 (10) 226836 Mauve and Purple stripes, Purple sleeves, Mauve cap, Purple star Interactive (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 Andrew Turnell R Kingscote 65 16/117.00
4 (9) 595391 Emerald Green, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and cap Rio Sands 10
Nag me
4 9-3 R M Whitaker M Dwyer 60 16/117.00
5 (1) 611375 Purple and Mauve (halved), Mauve sleeves, quartered cap Swinbrook (USA) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-3 v R Harris David Probert 72 7/24.50
6 (4) 821563 Light Blue, Black sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Titus Gent 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 J Ryan Kirsty Milczarek 59 9/110.00
9 (13) 573526 Purple, White spots, Yellow sleeves and cap Charles Parnell (IRE) 8
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-11 p M Dods T Hamilton 68 8/19.00
10 (3) 686068 Maroon, light blue hoops, maroon sleeves, light blue stars Fyodor (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 8-11 v P D Evans P Cosgrave 60 9/110.00
11 (6) 007084 Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Tournedos (IRE) 57
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 8-11 p D Nicholls F Norton 81 11/26.50
12 (8) 0-0 Red, Purple star, striped sleeves and star on cap Jung (USA) 147
Nag me
3 8-10 bt J Gask L Morris 66/167.00
13 (5) 020638 YELLOW, emerald green chevron and sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow star Absa Lutte (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 8-6 t J Nash J P Sullivan (7) 68 7/24.50
Non runners
3 (11)113354Obe Gold79-3P HowlingR Winston75
7 (7)666240Fivefootnumberone (IRE)39-2J J QuinnS Sanders72
8 (12)785785True Decision39-2S KirkJames Doyle58

Verdict

TOURNEDOS stands out at the weights here and gets the vote ahead of Obe Gold, Bertie Southstreet and Charles Parnell. Dandy Nicholls saddles the selection and likely favourite, who is at least 12lbs better off with each of his opponents here than if this were a handicap, and that is going to take some finding. This is much easier than the York handicap that he won from a mark of 92 less than 18 months ago, and while he has not won in three tries on artificial surfaces, nor over this trip just yet, he has had few tries on both counts and his class can see him home in front. Charles Parnell doesn't win too often, and both his wins away from turf have come on the Fibresand, though they were over this trip and from at least 10lbs higher, so he still needs to be respected here. Bertie Southstreet chases a hat-trick of course and distance wins but has 20lbs to find with the selection and although he can finish much closer than that would suggest, given his love of the place, it is still hard to see him being good enough at these weights. The same applies to Newcastle scorer Rio Sands, while Obe Gold looks a more serious danger. Although he has those 12lbs to find with our pick, he is probably just a little better than his current mark makes out and he races over his optimum trip, so if he can overcome a stinker of a draw then he could play a lead role. Tournedos should be the one today.