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14:00 Wolverhampton

Bet Direct On Itv Page 367 Classified Stakes (Class F4) (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 216y
  • Going: Standard
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.73s
  • 12 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
5/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    14/1

      1(10)
      Silk - Emerald Green, White triple diamond
      • Form 240052
      • Age 8
      • Weight 9-4

      held up, effort and not clear run over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders

      2(5)
      Silk - White, Royal Blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, striped cap

      Siraj

      2
      25/1
      • Form 5-01000
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-3

      chased leaders, ridden halfway, left over 1f out, one pace final furlong

      3(3)
      Silk - Black and Royal blue stripes, hooped cap
      33/1
      • Form 610000
      • Age 8
      • Weight 9-2

      slowly into stride, always behind

      4(13)
      Silk - White and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap
      7/2
      • Form 335401
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-2

      prominent, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong

      5(8)
      Silk - Dark Green, Yellow stars, armlets and star on cap
      20/1
      • Form 501035
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-1

      led after 1f, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

      6(12)
      Silk - Black, Yellow stars, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
      • Form 005320
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-1

      held up, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on

      7(11)
      Silk - Dark Green, White chevron, hooped sleeves
      25/1
      • Form 600000
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-1

      prominent to halfway

      8(9)
      Silk - Maroon, Black epaulets

      Zagala

      89
      16/1
      • Form 202000
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-1

      prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong

      9(1)
      Silk - Black, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, quartered cap
      6/1
      • Form 650502
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0

      prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

      10(6)
      Silk - Dark Blue and Light Blue check, Light Blue cap

      Asbo

      7
      14/1
      • Form 0-54356
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-12

      towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, edged left 1f out, soon switched right, stayed on

      11(7)
      Silk - Yellow, large Royal Blue spots, halved sleeves
      5/1
      • Form 104106
      • Age 5
      • Weight 8-12

      led 1f, led again over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and not quicken inside final furlong

      12(2)
      Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue stripe and sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow striped cap
      16/1
      • Form 060500
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-11

      chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong

      13(4)
      NR
      • Form 000004
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-11

      Nonrunner

      In depth

      Verdict

      Prince of Gold gets a tentative vote over Roman Empire, Abelard and Zagala in the first of eight races on the new Polytrack. Prince of Gold has run at Wolverhampton before but will be having his first try on the new surface. Although all his wins have been over either seven furlongs or a mile in the past, Reg Hollinshead's charge has shown enough speed in better races than this in the summer to warrant support today. A repeat of his second at York the time before last would be enough to see him home, and this faster surface should suit him judged on his poor turf effort on soft ground at Catterick on Saturday. Roman Empire only scrambled home at Newcastle last time but has won on this surface at Lingfield so will be a danger, while Abelard showed signs of a return to form at Newcastle but looks held by the selection on aline through Playful Dane. Zagala and Legal Set are worthy of a mention as well, but Prince of Gold is the pick on past form.