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13:50 Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap (Class 6)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 142y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £6,069 added
  • Winner: £3,105
  • 2nd: £924
  • 3rd: £462
  • 4th: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 50.40s
  • Off Time: 13:52:25
  • 12 Ran
1(9)
Silk - Dark blue and emerald green diamonds, white and red hooped sleeves, grey cap
6/1
  • Form 63-6762
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 65

chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish

2(6)
Silk - Purple and emerald green diabolo, quartered cap
8/1
  • Form 0-04046
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 63

towards rear, headway over 1f out, no impression

3(5)
Silk - Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap

Grey Destiny

14 p C
14/1
  • Form 638157
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 63

mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish

4(3)
Silk - White, Dark Blue chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, White cap
50/1
  • Form 234800/
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 62

held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous

5(4)
Silk - Dark blue, beige hollow box
  • Form 4-50330
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 61

led, ridden entering final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish

6(2)
Silk - Red, Yellow star, diamonds on sleeves and cap
10/1
  • Form 529-673
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 61

mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish

7(8)
Silk - Pink, grey star, pink sleeves, grey stars and cap
12/1
  • Form 13-4965
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 60

mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace

8(10)
Silk - White, Red cross belts, Black sleeves and cap

Topology

21 p
22/1
  • Form 2310-95
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 58

chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra last 100 yards

9(12)
Silk - Red, white hoop, halved sleeves, white cap
  • Form 24-5212
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 58

held up towards rear, kept on final furlong

10(1)
Silk - Yellow, Red seams, Red cap

Helfire

33 BF
14/1
  • Form 43-6362
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 58

prominent, ridden inside final furlong, no extra

11(11)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
  • Form 786490
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 58

dwelt, behind, effort over 1f out, never dangerous

12(7)
Silk - Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap

The King's Steed

32 bt CCD
13/2
  • Form 56-3404
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 58

mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace

13(13)
NR

Medici Moon

2 p CD
12/1
  • Form 00-8107
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 57

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Plenty of alternatives in this opener. Ghazan may have finally slipped far enough down the weights to get his head in front and finished ahead of Street Poet when runner-up over a longer trip here. The same goes for Destinys Rock, who also drops back down in distance along with Creative Talent, a winner here in March. Grey Destiny scored over 7f at the track earlier while Celtic Artisan is back on a winning mark and Helfire went close at Lingfield last time. But LAQAB will appreciate the return to this surface after struggling on the Fibresand at Southwell and gets a speculative vote on an earlier close-up fourth over course and distance in a higher grade than this.

Formwatch

Ghazan (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1l behind False Id (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Apr.

Laqab (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along halfway, some late headway, 6th of 11, 7 1/2l behind Bond Angel (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp (5) pol in Apr.

Grey Destiny 22-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, driven over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 14, 6 1/2l behind Kentuckyconnection (9-5) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr.

Dubai Mission (IRE) 100-1 (8-8) Always in rear, tailed off, 13th of 14, dist behind Michael's Mount (8-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (4) sft in Oct.

Street Poet (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Chased leaders and raced wide, hung left and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 13 1/4l behind Nezar (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in May.

Celtic Artisan (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Close up, pushed along halfway, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Mont Kinabalu (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp (5) gf in Apr.

Destinys Rock 9-2 (9-10) Held up towards rear, good headway on inside tracking leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, headed, 5th of 12, 3 1/4l behind King Oswald (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Apr.

Topology 8-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 5 1/2l behind False Id (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Apr.

Creative Talent (IRE) 2-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Sir Gnet (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Mar.

Helfire 5-2fav (9-7) Always well placed, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, caught last strides, 2nd of 11, hd behind Clement (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Apr.

Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Always behind, 10th of 14, 28l behind Bristol Missile (9-0) at Haydock 1m hcp (5) sft in Apr.

The King's Steed 9-2 (9-6) Sent forward to lead and set strong pace, headed over 4f out, led again over 3f out, headed over 1f out, faded, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Hic Bibi (9-6) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Apr.

Medici Moon 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Camile (9-9) at Nottingham 1m hcp (6) sft in May.