Wolverhampton

  • 17:00 Follow Us On Twitter At bluesq Handicap5f 20y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 2.29s
  • Off time: 17:00:49
17:00 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Redair (IRE) 40/1
2nd Gin Twist 14/1
3rd Code Six (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 2-21 Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Al Freej (IRE) 11
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-7 R Varian D Fox (3) 73 5/61.83
2 (6) 53146-6 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, armlets and cap Darnathean 19
Beaten Favourite
3 9-7 b P W D'Arcy L Morris 73 13/27.50
3 (8) 55417-1 Dark Green, Yellow triple diamond Gin Twist 12
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-3 b Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 69 14/115.00
4 (4) 70354-6 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Majestic Rose 12
Distance Winner
3 9-1 M R Channon Martin Harley 67 33/134.00
5 (2) 24-5144 Yellow, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, Mauve cap Redair (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
3 9-1 P D Evans Matthew Cosham (5) 67 40/141.00
6 (10) 365-113 Dark Blue, White stars, diabolo on sleeves and stars on cap Lady Caprice 12
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-1 p Jane Chapple-Hyam Hayley Turner 67 12/113.00
7 (9) 621- Royal Blue, Yellow star, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Code Six (IRE) 108
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-0 B Smart T Eaves 66 12/113.00
8 (1) 51 Emerald green and yellow (quartered), orange sleeves, orange and white check cap Cats Eyes 19
Distance Winner
3 8-13 R M H Cowell S W Kelly 65 11/26.50
9 (7) 616579- Yellow and Purple (quartered), Purple sleeves, Yellow stars Van Go Go 205
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-13 S Dixon M Coumbe (5) 65 40/141.00
Non runners
10 (3)121-522Russian Bullet38-10J A OsborneF Sweeney62

Verdict

This looks a cracking handicap for February and several of these could go on to hold their own on turf later in the year. Roger Varian already has his team firing on all cylinders and, with the weights fairly compacted, we'll take AL FREEJ to add to his easy maiden success over C&D 11 days ago. Gin Twist just scraped home at Kempton recently and has more on her plate here while Redair and Lady Caprice are also a little more exposed than some. Russian Bullet is creeping up the weights, despite not winning, but there should be more to come from Kempton maiden winner Cats Eyes and Code Six was progressive in the autumn, though may just need this. Darnathean may be the pick of the remainder.