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18:20 Wolverhampton

toteplacepot Handicap (Div 2) (Class 6)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 216y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,588
  • 2nd: £770
  • 3rd: £385
  • 4th: £192
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.47s
  • Off Time: 18:22:13
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(3)
Silk - Royal Blue, Beige epaulets, Beige cap, Royal Blue star
7/1
  • Form 65-5463
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 55
  • Trainer A W Carroll
  • Jockey L Morris

tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon every chance, chased winner inside final furlong until no extra towards finish

2(4)
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap

Rafaaf (IRE)

27 BFCD
5/1
  • Form 05009-2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 54
  • Trainer J W Unett
  • Jockey Rob Hornby

tracked leaders, switched left over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish

3(6)
Silk - Black, light blue seams, black cap, light blue star

Trending (IRE)

17 bt C
11/4
  • Form 2-37314
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 53
  • Trainer J Gask
  • Jockey G Baker

in rear, smooth headway over 1f out, soon edged left, kept on to lead inside final furlong, kept on well

4(8)
Silk - Black, orange spots, armlets and spots on cap

See Vermont

27 p DCD
6/1
  • Form 22130-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 52
  • Trainer Rebecca Bastiman
  • Jockey P Mulrennan

held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, hampered entering final furlong, kept on and no impression

5(9)
Silk - Black and Light Green check, Pink sleeves and cap

New Decade

14 bt DCD
28/1
  • Form 000-906
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 50
  • Trainer J M Bradley
  • Jockey E J Walsh

held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, not much room entering final furlong, soon weakened

6(1)
Silk - Dark Blue, Red stars, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap

Cottrell

43 vt BFD
3/1
  • Form 324-366
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 50
  • Trainer D M Loughnane
  • Jockey A Kirby

with leader, led 3f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra

7(5)
Silk - Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap
14/1
  • Form 03-0164
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 49
  • Trainer R Harris
  • Jockey David Probert

held up towards rear, switched right 1f out, soon headway, switched right inside final furlong, kept on

8(7)
Silk - Black, pink spots, sleeves and cap
25/1
  • Form 0/78868-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 46
  • Trainer R C Guest
  • Jockey Jordan Nason

led, headed 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

9(2)
Silk - Red and Yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, Yellow cap, Red spots
  • Form 047365-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 50
  • Trainer M S Saunders
  • Jockey M Dwyer

towards rear and pushed along, headway on inner over 1f out, weakened last 100 yards

In depth

Verdict

See Vermont got the better of Rafaaf over track and trip last time but the latter re-opposes on better terms and Rob Hornby's allowance further aids his cause. But ASSERTIVE AGENT went close to taking advantage of a slide down the weights when third at Kempton on his latest start and the runner-up has subsequently boosted the form - Tony Carroll's charge may just edge this. Diamond Vine won a lower grade contest here in February but was behind See Vermont last time while though Trending scored over 5f here earlier in the year he has done all his winning to date over the minimum trip.

Formwatch

Assertive Agent 13-2 (9-6) Held up in mid-division, headway towards inside over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 12, nk behind Douneedahand (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.

Rafaaf (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Prominent, led well over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind See Vermont (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) in Mar.

Trending (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Awkward and hampered start, behind, headway when short of room over 1f, ran on, never nearer, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Humour (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) in Mar.

See Vermont 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched right going well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) in Mar beating Rafaaf (9-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.

New Decade 33-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, prominent, led over 4f out, clear 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Reginald Claude (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) in Mar.

Cottrell 13-8fav (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Saved My Bacon (9-2) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.

Diamond Vine (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 9, 2l behind Baltic Prince (9-6) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.

Charlemagne Diva 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, driven oevr 2f out, outpaced when switched right over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 17l behind Clubland (10-0) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.

Spirit In Time (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 10, 9l behind Magic Mac (8-10) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.