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15:10 Wolverhampton

Betway Handicap (Class 4)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 21y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £9,662 added
  • Winner: £5,208
  • 2nd: £1,550
  • 3rd: £774
  • 4th: £400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 0.64s
  • Off Time: 15:10:41
  • 11 Ran
1(3)
Silk - BLACK, RED disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap

Zapper Cass (FR)

14 v DCD
14/1
  • Form 7869-11
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 86

dwelt held up, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

2(7)
Silk - Orange, grey star
25/1
  • Form 123322-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 84

awkwardly away and slow in to stride, always in rear

3(11)
Silk - Royal blue, white stars, red sleeves, white armlets, white and royal blue striped cap

King Robert

111 CD
66/1
  • Form 240479-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 82

tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

4(1)
Silk - Emerald green, yellow cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap
  • Form 50467-2
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 79

tracked leader, pushed along and unable to quicken over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

5(10)
Silk - White, Red braces, sleeves and cap
12/1
  • Form 22682-5
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 79

went left start, in rear, wide and headway inside final furlong, ran on

6(4)
Silk - Dark blue, light blue chevrons, white sleeves, yellow cap
5/2
  • Form 33624-3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 79

keen tracked leaders, wide and headway approaching final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on

7(6)
Silk - Emerald green, black armlets, black cap
13/2
  • Form 030878-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 79

held up, ridden over 1f out, never a factor

8(5)
Silk - White and royal blue (quartered), white and red striped sleeves, red cap

You're Cool

85 t CDCD
28/1
  • Form 515770-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 78

led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra

9(2)
Silk - Black, royal blue hollow box, white sleeves

Scale Force

6 v D
18/1
  • Form 27432-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 75

hung left throughout, close up, pushed along and kept on same pace final furlong

10(8)
Silk - Yellow, Light Green epaulets and sleeves
14/1
  • Form 087641-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 74

in touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, switched right and stayed on

11(9)
Silk - Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap

Tathmeen (IRE)

10 BFDCD
10/3
  • Form 16633-2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 70

awkwardly away and hampered start, towards rear, widen and headway entering final 2f, ridden and hung left over 1f out, no impression

In depth

Verdict

Zapper Cass may have won here in the past but is best at Southwell having recorded a double at the latter track this month. Pink Flamingo still looks a shade high in the weights but Boom The Groom finished runner-up over 6f at Lingfield last time, though both he and Foxy Forever were beaten by Dynamo Walt over track and trip earlier. It’s been a long time since the latter won back-to-back races and preference is for CANFORD BAY (NAP), who also finished behind Dynamo Walt last month but has subsequently gone close at Newcastle and re-opposes on more favourable terms.

Formwatch

Zapper Cass (FR) 11-10fav (10-2) Pushed along to chase leading pair, led over 1f out, edged right final furlong, pushed clear, won at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Jan beating George Thomas (9-2) by 6l, 7 ran.

Pink Flamingo 5-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on outside and raced keenly, led going well inside final 2f, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, headed and outpaced towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Shamshon (8-12) at Leicester 5f hcp (3) gf in Sep.

King Robert 20-1 (9-6) Dwelt switched left start, always in rear, 9th of 10, 5 1/4l behind The Daley Express (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (4) pol in Sep.

Boom The Groom (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Sword Exceed (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

Foxy Forever (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up, headway over 1f out, no impression well inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Jonboy (8-12) at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Jan.

Canford Bay (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Took keen hold, prominent, challenged over 1f out, ran on, just held last strides, 3rd of 7, hd behind Jonboy (8-12) at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Jan.

Reflektor (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 7 3/4l behind Fastar (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (4) pol in Dec.

You're Cool 33-1 (9-7) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden 1f out, never involved, 10th of 13, 8 1/4l behind Spirit Of May (9-4) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (4) pol in Oct.

Scale Force 10-1 (9-7) Hampered start, close up in rear, ridden over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 6, 8 1/4l behind National Anthem (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

Dynamo Walt (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (4) pol in Dec beating Foxy Forever (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.

Tathmeen (IRE) 5-1jfav (9-7) Held up towards rear, wide and headway approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, nearest finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Spirit Power (8-13) at Newcastle 5f hcp (5) pol in Jan.