Wolverhampton

  • 17:50 FreeBets.co.uk Cheltenham 2011 Free Betting Handicap7f 32y

  • Winner £1,638 2nd £484 3rd £242
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.23s
  • Off time: 17:50:22
17:50 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Katmai River (IRE) 9/2
2nd Silver Wind 8/1
3rd Fortunate Bid (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 85-2491 Red, white hoops, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Fortunate Bid (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
5 9-2 p Mrs L Stubbs J P Sullivan (3) 55 11/26.50
2 (8) 957-720 Pink, large purple spots, sleeves and spots on cap Charles Darwin (IRE) 28
Course Winner
8 9-2 p M Blanshard L P Keniry 55 14/115.00
3 (5) 40063-1 LIGHT GREEN and PURPLE (quartered), LIGHT GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap Exceedingly Good (IRE) 10 (ex6)
Distance Winner
5 9-2 S R Bowring Declan Cannon (5) 49 5/16.00
4 (1) 157697- Emerald Green, White spots, Yellow cap Dhhamaan (IRE) 181
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 b Mrs R Carr P McDonald 54 22/123.00
5 (10) 165290- LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE hoop, checked sleeves and cap Belle Park 153
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-1 Karen George D Holland 54 18/119.00
6 (12) 95-2250 Grey, Black armlets, White cap Libertino (IRE) 36
4 9-1 A W Carroll Lucy K Barry (7) 54 14/115.00
7 (3) 34-0445 Dark Blue, White hooped sleeves, White cap Katmai River (IRE) 17
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 v M D I Usher S J Drowne 53 9/25.50
8 (6) 910050- Dark Blue, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Coolagad Wonder (IRE) 147
6 8-11 be N Bycroft Barry McHugh 50 4/15.00
9 (11) 743376 Royal Blue, Royal Blue and Maroon hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Silver Wind 14
Course and Distance Winner
6 8-11 b A J McCabe S W Kelly 50 8/19.00
10 (4) 63680-8 Dark Blue and Orange (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, check cap Chateau Zara 10
4 8-10 D Shaw R Fitzpatrick 49 50/151.00
11 (2) 0/680-6 Pink and white diamonds, diabolo on sleeves, pink cap, white diamond All Right Now 63
4 8-9 D Haydn Jones P Hanagan 48 12/113.00
12 (9) 0006-79 PINK, grey stars, grey seams on sleeves, pink cap, grey stars Grace And Virtue (IRE) 43
4 8-8 p S Donohoe I J Brennan (3) 47 22/123.00

Verdict

Fortunate Bid won for only the second time in 25 starts when scoring at Kempton last month. He was all out to record a narrow margin victory and will do well to follow up off a higher mark. EXCEEDINGLY GOOD is not exactly a prolific winner either, but she won with a bit to spare when beating Meydan Style at Southwell last time and gets a tentative vote on her Polytrack debut. Charles Darwin went close on his penultimate start and could figure on that form, while Libertino and Katmai River are others to consider in a wide open race.