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19:30 Wolverhampton

Book Online At Wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk Handicap (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 32y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.81s
  • Off Time: 19:30:23
  • 10 Ran
1(3)
Silk - Purple, Pink epaulets, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Pink cap

Parkview Love (USA)

10 v BFCDDC
7/1
  • Form 513325
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 70

towards rear, steady headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, not clear run final furlong, kept on

2(7)
Silk - White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap

Lii Najma

38 CDD
10/1
  • Form 67-1179
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 68

tracked leaders, weakened final furlong

3(1)
Silk - Emerald Green, Red stars, Emerald Green sleeves
  • Form 73131-8
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 68

held up, driven 3f out, brief effort over 1f out

4(6)
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars
  • Form 660538
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 67

held up, headway 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on

5(8)
Silk - White, red chevron and sleeves, royal blue and white quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 347617
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 67

mid-division, driven 4f out, held when hampered inside final furlong

6(2)
Silk - PINK, BLACK cross belts and cap

Norcroft

6 p C
9/1
  • Form 5908-54
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 64

tracked leaders and keen, every chance well over 1f out, faded final furlong

7(10)
Silk - White, Light Blue seams, White sleeves and cap

Mistral Sky

7 v CDD
10/1
  • Form 349822
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 63

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened

8(9)
Silk - White and Black (halved horizontally), check cap, Yellow sleeves

Doctor's Cave

47 b BFCDD
12/1
  • Form 09-7110
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 62

soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, and weakened

9(5)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap

Snow Bunting

130 CDD
14/1
  • Form 180227-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 58

in rear, never a factor

10(4)
Silk - Purple, large pink spots, pink sleeves, purple spots, mauve cap
  • Form 76-8643
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 54

slowly into stride, some late progress

In depth

Verdict

Reeling N' Rocking gets the call here ahead of Parkview Love and Mistral Sky. Much as Reeling N' Rocking was disappointing at Kempton last time, we are prepared to forgive him that for he had earlier looked progressive when winning at the same venue. He can go well. Parkview Love is now four pounds above a winniNg mark and has been beaten twice from a revised mark. However, a drop in trip might help the cause today. Many of the others have similar profiles and maybe have three or four pounds to find before they could have been given confident nominations so Mistral Sky, who has form enough to go well, might fare well today stepping up in trip frOm his most-recent efforts. The step up in trip from his most-recent efforts might also help Norcroft but for the selection we will stick with Reeling N' Rocking.

Formwatch

Parkview Love (USA) 11-8fav (9-2) In touch, headway over 4f out, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind dhtrs Gigs Magic (8-6) & The Bonus King (8-6) at W'hampton 1m 1f app hcp (5) pol in Apr.

Lii Najma 16-1 (8-2) Chased leaders on outer, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 12l behind Lethal (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.

Reeling N' Rocking (IRE) 10-3fav (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 3f out, lost place 2f out, last of 8, 5l behind Spring Goddess (8-12) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.

Sailor King (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Saviours Spirit (9-1) at Windsor 6f hcap (5) gf in Apr.

Stoic Leader (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Never better than mid-division, 7th of 12, 4l behind Bustan (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) frm in Apr.

Norcroft 12-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Dvinsky (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.

Mistral Sky 8-1 (8-11) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Winthorpe (8-4) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.

Doctor's Cave 2-1fav (9-1) Led 5f, soon weakened and eased, 12th of 14, 26l behind Cerebus (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.