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17:00 Wolverhampton

Top Man Alan's 40 Year Race Handicap (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 51y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £6,545 added
  • Winner: £3,429
  • 2nd: £1,020
  • 3rd: £510
  • 4th: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 40.20s
  • Off Time: 17:04:22
  • 11 Ran
1st
4/1

      2nd
      3rd
      3/1

          1(12)

          Torolight

          35 p D
          11/1
          • Form: 31-4417
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 9-7
          • Official Rating: 70
          • Trainer: R Hughes
          • Jockey: S W Kelly

          tracked leaders, keen, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

          2(8)

          Gold Fleece

          21 p BF
          5/1
          • Form: 6-52322
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 9-6
          • Official Rating: 69
          • Trainer: H Palmer
          • Jockey: Jack Mitchell

          in touch, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, just failed

          3(5)

          Fayetta

          8 b
          9/1
          • Form: 343442
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 9-5
          • Official Rating: 68
          • Trainer: David Loughnane
          • Jockey: Oisin Murphy

          led until over 3f out, soon rallied and every chance, weakened approaching final furlong

          4(4)

          Swansdown

          27 p BF
          3/1
          • Form: 6092-43
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 9-3
          • Official Rating: 66
          • Trainer: W J Haggas
          • Jockey: Tom Marquand

          mid division, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish

          5(3)
          16/1
          • Form: 400
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 9-2
          • Official Rating: 65
          • Trainer: C Fellowes
          • Jockey: S Donohoe

          held up, pushed along over 4f out, soon beaten

          7(2)
          • Form: 67-93
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 9-1
          • Official Rating: 64
          • Trainer: D J Coakley
          • Jockey: Charles Bishop

          tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

          8(10)
          20/1
          • Form: 4-34415
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 9-1
          • Official Rating: 64
          • Trainer: H Morrison
          • Jockey: Charlie Bennett

          outpaced in rear, never dangerous

          9(7)

          Gold Arch

          19 b BFCD
          4/1
          • Form: 070-142
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 9-1
          • Official Rating: 64
          • Trainer: D R Lanigan
          • Jockey: Daniel Muscutt

          slowly into stride, sent forward to chase leaders after 2f, led over 1f out, strongly challenged closing stages, just held on

          10(6)
          • Form: 584
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 8-13
          • Official Rating: 62
          • Trainer: R Charlton
          • Jockey: Jason Watson

          short of room start, mid division, never on terms

          11(1)
          • Form: 6686
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 8-8
          • Official Rating: 57
          • Trainer: W R Muir
          • Jockey: Harry Bentley

          slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge

          12(9)
          13/2
          • Form: 088-4
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 8-5
          • Official Rating: 54
          • Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott
          • Jockey: L Morris

          prominent, keen after 2f, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong

          6(11)
          NR

          Willkommen

          49 b CD
          9/2
          • Form: 6-39321
          • Age: 3
          • Weight: 9-2
          • Official Rating: 65
          • Trainer: M Botti
          • Jockey: Stefano Cherchi

          NonRunner

          In depth

          Verdict

          This is tougher than the race Willkommen won over track and trip in May and he’s been raised 9lb. Gold Fleece finished runner-up at Beverley when ahead of Fayetta and the latter has subsequently gone close at Pontefract. Gold Arch is another upped in class after placing at Ripon while Lingfield third Bartimaeus steps up in distance along with SWANSDOWN. The latter is also fitted with headgear for the first time after suffering a narrow-margin defeat over 1m2f at Yarmouth and the Haggas filly gets a tentative vote in a wide-open contest.

          Formwatch

          Torolight 9-2 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 5 1/4l behind Glutnforpunishment (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Jun.

          Gold Fleece 5-2fav (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure, no impression with winner towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Arctic Ocean (9-1) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp fll (5) gd in Jun.

          Fayetta 5-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed and stayed on inside final furlong, headed last strides, 2nd of 5, nk behind Mister Chiang (9-10) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Jul.

          Swansdown 13-8fav (9-7) In touch, headway 3f out, switched right over 2f out, effort over 1f out, ridden to lead briefly inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Trouble Shooter (8-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) hvy in Jun.

          Second Sight 80-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 18 1/2l behind Durrell (9-1) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.

          Bartimaeus (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 2f out, headway and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 11, 1/4l behind Crystal Tribe (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jun.

          Lieutenant Conde 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 12 1/2l behind El Picador (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun.

          Gold Arch 3-1jfav (9-9) Stumbled soon after start and lost place, headway on outer to track leaders 9f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Stone Cougar (9-5) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in Jun.

          So Hi Cardi (FR) 16-1 (8-9) Held up in last, headway over 2f out, soon under pressure, weakened approaching final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Hereby (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 3f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.

          Blue Beirut (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 12 1/4l behind Firewater (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (6) sft in Jun.

          Percy's Prince 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and kept on under pressure final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 13, 6 1/4l behind Archdeacon (8-9) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in May.

          Willkommen 5-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division on outside, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, wide into straight, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in May beating Junior Rip (9-6) by 3 1/4l, 10 ran.