Wolverhampton

  • 15:15 smartvetmeds.com EBF Novice Stakes7f 36y

  • Winner £3,429 2nd £1,020 3rd £510 4th £255
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.53s
  • Off time: 15:17:41
15:15 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rich Belief 9/2
2nd Dark Kris (IRE) 4/7

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) Red, White seams and sleeves, Red cap Breck's Selection (FR)
2 9-5 M Johnston L Morris 8/19.00
2 (5) 8 Royal blue Cherokee Mist (CAN) 11
2 9-5 C Appleby B Doyle 12/113.00
3 (6) Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Danking
2 9-5 A King Tom Marquand 9/110.00
4 (3) 52 Light blue, grey seams and sleeves, check cap Dark Kris (IRE) 24
2 9-5 R Hughes S W Kelly 4/71.57
5 (4) 54 Red, White chevron, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Rich Belief 20
2 9-5 J D Bethell R Winston 9/25.50
Non runners
6 (1)Mrs Tiffen29-0Mrs L WilliamsonWilliam Cox

Verdict

Charlie Appleby’s juveniles have been carrying all before them but Cherokee Mist beat only one home at Lingfield so will require considerable improvement. Mark Johnston’s newcomers usually know what’s required and Breck's Selection is a half-brother to a Listed winner in Italy but we’ll rely on experience in this. Dark Kris chased home the smart Guildsman at Goodwood but RICH BELIEF has also shown ability and his pedigree suggests he’ll enjoy this first try over 7f.