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20:15 Wolverhampton

Grand Theatre Wolverhampton Handicap (Div 1) (Class 5)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 142y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £7,521 added
  • Winner: £3,752
  • 2nd: £1,116
  • 3rd: £558
  • 4th: £400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 50.81s
  • Off Time: 20:15:28
  • 12 Ran
1(11)
  • Form: 258511
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-8
  • Official Rating: 71
  • Trainer: K Dalgleish
  • Jockey: T Queally

dwelt, behind, ridden over 1f out, never able to challenge

2(7)
7/2
  • Form: 374248
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Official Rating: 68
  • Trainer: J Mackie
  • Jockey: F Norton

slowly into stride, behind, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never a threat

3(2)

Caramuru (IRE)

17 p CD
14/1
  • Form: 200990
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • Official Rating: 67
  • Trainer: J Santos
  • Jockey: R Silva

slowly into stride and early reminders, towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never theatened leaders

4(1)
5/1
  • Form: 53220
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 70
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Jockey: R Ryan

led, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra

5(4)
  • Form: 50-4332
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 66
  • Trainer: D Brown
  • Jockey: J Watson

in touch, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never pace to challenge, lost place well inside final furlong

7(3)
  • Form: 75524
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 67
  • Trainer: C Cox
  • Jockey: A Glass

tracked leaders, effort on inside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden, stayed on well

8(13)
50/1
  • Form: 04967
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 66
  • Trainer: T Dascombe
  • Jockey: L Jones

always behind, outpaced 2f out

9(10)

Pact Of Steel

11 p BF
14/1
  • Form: 337210
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 65
  • Trainer: H Dunlop
  • Jockey: L Morris

mid-division, ridden to chase leaders on outside over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, took 2nd near finish, not reach winner

10(9)

Barnay

24 v
40/1
  • Form: 623421
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • Official Rating: 64
  • Trainer: C Ellam
  • Jockey: P Aspell

always towards rear, outpaced over 2f out

11(5)

Herm (IRE)

42 C
20/1
  • Form: 293455
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9
  • Official Rating: 58
  • Trainer: P Evans
  • Jockey: A Mullen

mid-division, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms

12(6)

Gembari

112 v
14/1
  • Form: 021-486
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-8
  • Official Rating: 61
  • Trainer: J Balding
  • Jockey: J Elliott

tracked leaders, ridden when carried right over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong

13(8)

Sumner Beach

18 BF
13/2
  • Form: 357633
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-7
  • Official Rating: 56
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Jockey: B Robinson

pressed leader, ridden and every chance when carried right over 1f out, kept on, held when lost 2nd near finish

6(12)
NR
12/1
  • Form: 863457
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • Official Rating: 64
  • Trainer: T Barron
  • Jockey: R Winston

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

War Department is unpenalised for winning an apprentices’ race last week when recording a double over 7f at Newcastle and should confirm earlier running with Ebbisham. Barnay will find this tougher than the seller he won at Lingfield while Sumner Beach has returned a losing favourite the last twice now and steps up in trip. Pact Of Steel was in good form before disappointing at Kempton but SCREAMING GEMINI is getting closer and is taken to finally open his account on the back of a second over track and trip.

Formwatch

War Department (IRE) 3-1fav (9-11) Slowly into stride, held up behind, smooth headway towards far side over 1f out, shaken up and ran on inside final furlong, ridden out to lead near finish, won at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Oct beating Deansgate (9-11) by hd, 13 ran.

Ebbisham (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind War Department (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Sep.

Caramuru (IRE) 50-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 14, 11l behind Keswick (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Sep.

Sharg (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 13 1/2l behind King's Slipper (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Aug.

Screaming Gemini (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led 7f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind New Orleans (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Oct.

Sounds Approving (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, soon led, headed 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Fortune And Glory (9-9) at Salisbury 1m hcp (5) gf in Sep.

Cashel (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 5f out, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened, well behind final 3f, last of 7, dist behind Rapier (9-9) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Pact Of Steel 9-4fav (9-7) Mid-division on outside and raced keenly, headway chasing leaders 6f out, pushed along over 2f out, weakened quickly, 11th of 13, 14 1/4l behind Thistimelastyear (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in Oct.

Barnay 11-8fav (9-0) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd over 5f out, led over 2f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 2f stks (6) pol in Sep beating Mans Not Trot (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.

Herm (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, headway inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Christmas Night (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Aug.

Gembari 14-1 (9-4) Raced keenly, in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 6, 13l behind Low Profile (9-5) at Wetherby 1m 6f hcp (5) gf in Jun.

Sumner Beach 3-1fav (9-3) Chased leaders, led 2f out until over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Harry George (8-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.

Black Salt 7-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Mudawwan (9-8) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Sep.