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16:10 Wolverhampton

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  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 20y
  • Going: Standard/Slow
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £3,200 added
  • Winner: £2,072
  • 2nd: £617
  • 3rd: £308
  • 4th: £154
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 2.85s
  • Off Time: 16:10:32
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
10/11

    2nd
    Silk -
    7/4

      1(1)
      Silk - Yellow, large Royal Blue spots and armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars

      Elhamri

      3 D
      7/4
      • Form 21395-4
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 72
      • Trainer C R Dore
      • Jockey Hayley Turner

      led early, chased winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, always held

      2(2)
      Silk - Red, Yellow hoop, halved sleeves, Yellow cap

      Sloop Johnb

      11 p BFD
      10/11
      • Form 313233-
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-1
      • Official Rating 72
      • Trainer R A Fahey
      • Jockey Barry McHugh

      soon led, made rest, ridden over 1f out, soon clear and edged left, kept on well, driven out

      3(6)
      Silk - Emerald Green, White hoop, striped sleeves, Black cap

      Clifton Bridge

      88 b DCD
      33/1
      • Form 195970-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-13
      • Official Rating 73
      • Trainer Peter Grayson
      • Jockey L Mayor

      in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous

      4(5)
      Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap

      Weet A Surprise

      36 v CDCD
      13/2
      • Form 222677-
      • Age 6
      • Weight 8-12
      • Official Rating 72
      • Trainer J W Unett
      • Jockey L Morris

      chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace

      5(4)
      Silk - Purple, Light Green spots

      Avonvalley

      7 DCD
      25/1
      • Form 210048-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-10
      • Official Rating 58
      • Trainer Peter Grayson
      • Jockey R Fitzpatrick

      slowly into stride, behind, ridden over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on, no impression

      6(3)
      NR
      • Form 734569-
      • Age 6
      • Weight 8-9
      • Official Rating 65
      • Trainer Noel Wilson
      • Jockey J Quinn

      Nonrunner

      In depth

      Verdict

      Sloop Johnb had Elhamri behind when third at Southwell last week. Both are perfectly at home on Polytrack but the former is the more consistent and is fancied to confirm superiority. Ingleby Star and WEET A SURPRISE are similar in that both are having their third start after a lay-off and have dropped down to winning marks. However, James Unett's mare has the better record here with five wins and looks to have the edge. Clifton Bridge is struggling at present and Avonvalley is up against it on these terms.

      Formwatch

      Elhamri 10-1 (9-5) Tracked winner until over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Feelin Foxy (9-12) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

      Sloop Johnb 5-2fav (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Colorus (8-5) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.

      Clifton Bridge 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, soon faded, 10th of 12, 10l behind Swiss Cross (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.

      Weet A Surprise 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 5f out until weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 9l behind Hulcote Rose (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.

      Avonvalley 16-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, always behind, 8th of 9, 7l behind Estonia (8-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.

      Ingleby Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leader until halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 13l behind Incomparable (9-5) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.