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19:00 Wolverhampton

Mace Racing At Wolverhampton Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 216y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand
  • £4,350 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.16s
  • Off Time: 19:01:28
  • 13 Ran
1st
Silk -
9/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    3rd
    Silk -
    1(11)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap

    Jord (IRE)

    52 p CDD
    16/1
    • Form 780475
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 68

    held up on outside, ridden well over 2f out, never dangerous

    2(1)
    Silk - Red, Black stars, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap
    20/1
    • Form 6-12077
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 65

    chased leader after 1f until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

    3(10)
    Silk - Red, Emerald Green epaulets, Red sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, Emerald Green cap, Red star
    8/1
    • Form 848415
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 65

    slowly into stride, hampered on inside over 3f out, always behind

    4(9)
    Silk - Navy Blue and Gold (quartered), Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap

    Metal Guru

    22 CD
    16/1
    • Form 517839
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 65

    raced keenly towards rear, switched left over 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, soon edged left, kept on

    5(8)
    Silk - Emerald green and yellow (halved), emerald green sleeves, quartered cap

    Norcroft

    17 p CDD
    9/1
    • Form 353209
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 65

    led early, chased leaders, ridden and edged left from over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to lead towards finish

    6(6)
    Silk - Light Blue, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap

    Came Back (IRE)

    7 BFCDD
    7/4
    • Form 155082
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 65

    chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong

    7(3)
    Silk - Light Green and White stripes, Orange sleeves and cap

    Bungie

    22 C
    50/1
    • Form 4614-40
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 63

    raced keenly, prominent, weakened well over 1f out

    8(5)
    Silk - White, Light Blue seams, White sleeves and cap

    Mistral Sky

    5 p CDDC
    16/1
    • Form 238310
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 63

    mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway on inside well over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on

    9(12)
    Silk - White, Red Cross of Lorraine, White and Red halved sleeves, quartered cap
    33/1
    • Form 826364
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 63

    raced keenly, held up, never dangerous

    10(13)
    Silk - White, Dark Blue star, check sleeves and cap
    7/1
    • Form 766464
    • Age 6
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 61

    soon steadied, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong

    11(2)
    Silk - Black, Red chevron, sleeves and cap

    Punching

    8 CD
    5/1
    • Form 043051
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 59

    slowly into stride, soon recovered, led 5f out, ridden over 1f out, soon hung left, headed towards finish

    12(7)
    Silk - White and Pink check, White sleeves and cap
    25/1
    • Form 922168
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-10
    • Official Rating 59

    held up towards rear, not much room 3f out, not clear run on inside over 2f out, no progress

    13(4)
    Silk - Dark Blue, White sleeves, Red and Light Blue hooped cap
    14/1
    • Form 512805
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 58

    soon led, headed 5f out, lost place over 2f out, no danger after

    In depth

    Verdict

    Came Back can land the prize here at the main expense of Punching and Chatshow. The selection is a course and distance winner and he was a close second behind Sweet Pickle here last time when he was only beaten a neck. He is best when allowed to dominate and he should be allowed to do that from stall 6 and now that he has found a bit of form again he can get his head in front. Punching is an improving type but he had the race run to suit over this course and distance last time when he beat Littledodayno. He can go well again but he is unlikely to get such a soft lead on this occasion and for that reason he may have to settle for a minor role. Chatshow likes to come from off the pace so he will be doing his best work at the finidh, but he will need a bit of luck in running if he is to get his head in front from stall 13. Megalo Maniac is another that has not been done any favours by the draw and this course and distance winner again looks worth taking on. All of which returns us to Came Back as the one to beat.

    Formwatch

    Jord (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Soon chasing leader, every chance 2f out, driven over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 2l behind Wolf River (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo app hcp (5) pol in Sept.

    Ken's Girl 25-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind For Life (8-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.

    Megalo Maniac 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 14, 8l behind Spinning (8-13) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.

    Metal Guru 22-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Cornus (9-10) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.

    Norcroft 14-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 16, 8l behind Memphis Man (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.

    Came Back (IRE) 11-4fav (8-10) Soon led, ridden when headed close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Sweet Pickle (9-2) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

    Bungie 66-1 (8-13) Chased leaders centre, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 16, 8l behind El Potro (8-9) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.

    Mistral Sky 5-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, not much room on inside and lost place over 3f out, behind after, 10th of 11, 9l behind Figaro Flyer (9-0) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

    Charlotte Grey 20-1 (8-12) Behind, stayed on from over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Ebraam (9-2) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.

    Chatshow (USA) 16-1 (8-10) Held up, headway stand side over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 1l behind Calabaza (8-8) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.

    Punching 16-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden clear approaching final furlong, kept on well, won at W'hampton 6f hcp (6) pol beating Littledodayno (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.

    Kindallachan 16-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, never in contention, 8th of 11, 5l behind Willhewiz (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.

    Inka Dancer (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3l behind The City Kid (9-4) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.