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12:50 Wolverhampton

Betway Casino Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 5f 219y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £7,045 added
  • Winner: £3,429
  • 2nd: £1,020
  • 3rd: £510
  • 4th: £400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 1.78s
  • Off Time: 12:50:29
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
16/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(1)
    Silk - yellow, royal blue hoops, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, red cap
    20/1
    • Form 72392-3
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-2
    • Official Rating 76

    raced wide close up, pushed along 3f out, headway 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong

    2(10)
    Silk - Red, large white spots, black cap

    Wanaasah

    4 h C
    6/4
    • Form 23364-1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-1
    • Official Rating 74

    soon led, ridden and headed 4f out, soon weakened

    3(11)
    Silk - Beige, black disc and armlets, quartered cap
    33/1
    • Form 711806-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 74

    tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

    4(9)
    Silk - Emerald green and yellow diamonds, emerald green sleeves, yellow armlets and diamonds on cap
    • Form 21460/9
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 70

    led early, tracked leader until over 7f out, pushed along 4f out, soon weakened

    5(7)
    Silk - Purple, beige star, purple sleeves, beige stars and cap
    7/4
    • Form 07/912-8
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 70

    held up, pushed along and headway 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out

    6(5)
    Silk - White and Dark Blue stripes, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap

    Blazon

    177 pt C
    14/1
    • Form 111545-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 69

    slowly away towards rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms

    7(2)
    Silk - Black and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black spots
    • Form 23744-5
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 72

    in rear, pushed along 7f out, ridden 3f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish

    8(6)
    Silk - Royal Blue, White hoops and armlets

    Chantecler

    483 C
    100/1
    • Form 532949/
    • Age 9
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 68

    held up, wide and headway 6f out, tracked leaders over 3f out, ridden and weakened final furlong

    9(3)
    Silk - Emerald green, yellow seams, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, orange cap
    25/1
    • Form 52473-4
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 69

    towards rear, wide and headway to chase leader over 7f out, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong

    10(8)
    Silk - Maroon, Grey hoop, quartered cap
    12/1
    • Form 18050-4
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 69

    tracked leaders, lost place 5f out, pushed along and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead post

    11(4)
    Silk - Turquoise,  black stars on sleeves, black cap

    Willkommen

    23 b C
    16/1
    • Form 932146-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 65

    raced wide in touch, headway to chase leader over 3f out, led over 2f out, pushed along and caught post

    In depth

    Verdict

    WANAASAH caught the rest of the field napping when making all over 2m here earlier in the week under a fine ride from Dylan Hogan. She won’t be allowed the same leeway today but drops down a grade and can defy a penalty. Grenadier Guard raced prominently for a long way over a longer trip at Newcastle last time and is fitted with headgear today but Blazon is usually held up and will be hoping to benefit from a decent pace. Willkommen has a bit to prove over the distance judged on recent efforts having won over 1m4f here earlier and Iconic Belle is preferred on last month’s second over track and trip.

    Formwatch

    Iconic Belle 10-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 6 1/2l behind Clap Your Hands (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

    Wanaasah 12-1 (9-1) Made all, soon 10 lengths clear, increased lead 12f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, eased final furlong, unchallenged, won at Wolverhampton 2m 1f hcp (4) pol in Jan beating Fearless Warrior (9-7) by 5 1/2l, 10 ran.

    Conkering Hero (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Held up in last trio, behind 3f out, plugged on late, 6th of 8, 16 3/4l behind Vibrance (8-9) at Kempton 2m hcp (4) pol in Nov.

    Metatrons Cube (IRE) 125-1 (9-7) Not much room start, always towards rear, 9th of 12, 12 1/4l behind Clem A (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

    Nelson River 50-1 (11-7) Tracked clear leader (winner) to 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 5, 20 1/4l behind Cornerstone Lad (11-7) at Newcastle 2m (1) hvy in Nov.

    Blazon 7-2 (11-2) In rear, hanging left and outpaced after 6th, weakened before 3 out, last of 4, dist behind Your Band (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jul.

    Grenadier Guard (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along 6f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 5 1/4l behind Nataleena (8-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp (5) pol in Jan.

    Chantecler 7-1 (11-6) Made most, driven when hard pressed after 3 out, headed next, ridden and weakened approaching last, 5th of 8, 13l behind Monday Club (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (4) gd in Sep.

    Tigray (USA) 3-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, last of 5, 27 3/4l behind Noble Behest (9-12) at Southwell 2m hcp (5) pol in Jan.

    Mouriyani (USA) 25-1 (9-9) Tracked leader 10f out, every chance 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Be Fair (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

    Willkommen 4-1 (9-7) Close up, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Power Home (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.