Wolverhampton

  • 15:00 Bet Galway Festival - Betdaq Handicap 7f 32y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.83s
  • Off time: 15:01:12
15:00 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Glenridding 7/2
2nd Provost 7/1
3rd Cottonfields (USA) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 516213 Yellow and Royal Blue diabolo, Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap Chjimes (IRE) 28
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-0 C R Dore L P Keniry 64 14/115.00
2 (8) 820583 royal blue and yellow halved, striped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Glenridding 17
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-0 p J G Given P Mulrennan 64 7/24.50
3 (12) 435146 White, black chevrons, halved sleeves, white and black quartered cap Crocodile Bay (IRE) 7
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-12 R C Guest Paul Eddery 62 20/121.00
4 (4) 463407 Red, Black star, White sleeves and cap Trade Centre 20
Distance Winner
5 9-12 b R Harris L Morris 62 8/19.00
5 (3) 775-42 Maroon, White stripe, halved sleeves Cottonfields (USA) 14
4 9-11 p Mrs H Main E Ahern 61 9/25.50
6 (1) 716901 Red, Royal Blue and Red hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Provost 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-10 b M W Easterby Graham Gibbons 60 7/18.00
8 (2) 356916 Royal Blue, Orange hoop, striped sleeves, quartered cap Bold Diva 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-8 v A W Carroll Billy Cray (5) 58 9/110.00
9 (5) 79-4260 LAVENDER, BLACK hoop, armlets and cap Dancing Welcome 3
Distance Winner
4 9-7 b J M Bradley P Hanagan 57 14/115.00
10 (7) 659642 DARK BLUE, PINK star, sleeves and star on cap Guildenstern (IRE) 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-5 P Howling J-P Guillambert 55 12/113.00
11 (10) 263/063 Maroon, White stripe, White sleeves, Maroon armlets, Black cap Ganache (IRE) 44
8 9-0 P R Chamings Jim Crowley 50 12/113.00
12 (6) 5585 Yellow, black sleeves, yellow diamonds, orange cap Lucas Pitt 20
3 8-13 M Scudamore P Cosgrave 56 12/113.00
Non runners
7 (11)313587Know No Fear59-8A J LidderdaleAmy Scott58

Verdict

PROVOST gets the vote to land division two of the 7f handicap at the expense of Guildenstern and Cottonfields. While his recent course and distance win came as a surprise to many Provost had actually won on his previous visit to the track, so clearly Dunstall Park brings out the best in him. He's up 4lbs and down two furlongs in trip but the way he travelled when beating The City Kid, who runs in the opener, suggests the horse can win over seven as he did at Ayr in 2008. Guildenstern finished second to Crocodile Bay when last seen but can reverse the form thanks to a 6lb pull, in the process running a big race although he's yet to win at this track. Richard Guest's Crocodile Bay has disappointed twice since so arrives with something to prove and it'd therefore be no surprise were Bold Diva, sixth in the same race, to reverse the form too. She's considered, but the lightly-raced Cottonfields may be more of a threat if coping with this drop in trip which his pedigree suggests he should. The grey is 3lbs higher than when second last time but is unexposed and Eddie Ahern returns for the ride. Glenridding returns to the polytrack in better form than when last seen here and can't be ruled out, Chjimes is a Lingfield specialist who barely gets seven while Know No Fear is another doubtful stayer, so the way looks clear for Provost to go in again.