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17:20 Wolverhampton

Pontinsbingo.com Handicap (div 2) (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 32y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 29.57s
  • Off Time: 17:20:27
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
15/8

    2nd
    Silk -
    3rd
    Silk -
    1(8)
    Silk - Purple, Pink epaulets, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Pink cap
    16/1
    • Form 0085-54
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 69

    mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

    2(10)
    Silk - Mauve and Dark Blue diamonds, Mauve sleeves and cap
    7/2
    • Form 570-255
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 68

    held up, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not trouble winner

    3(6)
    Silk - White, red chevron and sleeves, royal blue and white quartered cap
    12/1
    • Form 369-347
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 67

    prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong

    4(2)
    Silk - White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap

    Lii Najma

    25 D
    15/8
    • Form 04367-1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 65

    made all, shaken up over 1f out, ran on well

    5(7)
    Silk - Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap

    Mambo Sun

    15 D
    25/1
    • Form 20522-0
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 64

    always in rear

    6(4)
    Silk - LIGHT GREEN and PURPLE (quartered), LIGHT GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap

    Kingsmaite

    13 bt CDC
    14/1
    • Form 5316-04
    • Age 6
    • Weight 8-7
    • Official Rating 60

    with winner, still every chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong

    7(1)
    Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue cross belts, Light Blue cap
    12/1
    • Form 700909-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-6
    • Official Rating 59

    not much room soon after start, raced keenly and prominent, unable to quicken inside final furlong

    8(3)
    Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Dark Blue cap

    Our Kes (IRE)

    12 CDD
    15/2
    • Form 8365-70
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-4
    • Official Rating 57

    slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up and behind, headway 1f out, never near leaders

    9(9)
    Silk - BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond
    16/1
    • Form 032261-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-3
    • Official Rating 56

    held up, pushed along 2f out, not clear run inside final furlong, no impression

    10(5)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Purple star, Purple sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Emerald Green cap, Purple star

    Spark Up

    15 b CDC
    8/1
    • Form 4132-46
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-2
    • Official Rating 55

    mid-division, headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong

    In depth

    Verdict

    Lii Najma, Kingsmaite and Diamond Dan are three against the field in another wide open finale and the vote is given to Lil Najma. The selection won well last time when making all to beat Dudley Docker and although having a penalty for that win she may well again get an easy lead and with this in mind she will be hard to beat. Diamond Dan rates the main danger as he won well last time when beating Newcorp Lad but the drop in trip has to be a concern. Kingsmaite is another that could go well on his best form but he has shown little of late so cannot be put forward with any confidence. Sir Douglas's best form is over a longer trip while Stoic Leader looks weighted up to the hilt and for the winner we return to Lii Najma.

    Formwatch

    Sands Crooner (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden halfway, kept on approaching final furlong, not pace to challenge, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Lucayos (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.

    Sir Douglas 10-3 (8-10) Keen, close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Cool Sands (8-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.

    Stoic Leader (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Prominent, ridden along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Ektimaal (9-2) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.

    Lii Najma 18-1 (8-5) Made virtually all, strongly challenged from over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan beating Dudley Docker (8-8) by 1l, 10 ran.

    Mambo Sun 20-1 (8-1) Mid-division and pulled hard, weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 14l behind Dragon Slayer (8-8) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.

    Kingsmaite 12-1 (8-13) Behind, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 8l behind Luckylover (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.

    Diamond Dan (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead last strides, won at W'hampton 1m 1f hcap (6) pol in Aug beating Newcorp Lad (9-5) by a hd, 13 ran.

    Spark Up 9-1 (8-11) Held up, headway over 2f out, chased leaders final furlong, one pace, 6th of 13, 2l behind Harare (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.