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14:00 Wolverhampton

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  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 119y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £3,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 42.81s
  • Off Time: 14:00:21
  • 10 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Orange, Dark Blue epaulets, halved sleeves, Orange cap, Dark Blue diamond
12/1
  • Form 56-4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 65

prominent, ridden along over 4f out, driven and one pace final 2f

2(9)
Silk - Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap
  • Form 0/90490-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 63

held up towards rer, headway over 3f out, ran on final furlong, nearest at finish

3(3)
Silk - White and Orange check, hooped sleeves and cap
11/4
  • Form 33582-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 58

mid-division, chased along and headway over 3f, weakened final furlong

4(5)
Silk - Maroon, Royal Blue chevron and sleeves, hooped cap
4/1
  • Form 90070-2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 66

towards rear, effort when pulled up 6f out

6(10)
Silk - White, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue and White striped cap
  • Form 090/934-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 53

tracked leaders, led 5f out, driven over 1f, kept on gamely final furlong

7(8)
Silk - Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves
  • Form 8/79-8
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 51

prominent, ridden along over 5f out, soon beaten

8(2)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
11/4
  • Form 67044-2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 49

held up, headway over 3f out, driven to challenge and every chance approaching final furlong, kept on

9(11)
Silk - Orange, black epaulets, black and orange diabolo on sleeves, black cap
14/1
  • Form 74400-7
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 49

very slowly into stride, always towards rear

10(4)
Silk - Yellow, large Emerald Green spots and star on cap
20/1
  • Form 087008/
  • Age 10
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 45

led, ridden and headed 5f out, soon behind

11(1)
Silk - White, Red chevrons, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star
33/1
  • Form 5-57
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 49

in touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out

5(7)
NR
  • Form 40374-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 57

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Squirtle, Our Nations, Merrion Tiger, and Vanquisher catch the eye here with SQUIRTLE taken to bounce back to winning form. Vanquisher has yet to win in eight attempts on the all-weather and although he was a close second last time, the handicapper has raised him 3lbs which may be prohibitive. After some dismal efforts, Our Nations ran a blinder to be a close second last time, but once again the weights here appear to do him no favours. Merrion Tiger stepped up on previous efforts when losing his maiden tag last time, but he has to run over half a mile further here, and he may go off a false price. Squirtle is a consistent type, although he ran a rare bad race last time. However, he was a close second on his previous start, over this course and distance, and running off a pound lower mark, Squirtle can spring a surprise in the opener.

Formwatch

Tampa Boy (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Towards rear, effort over 4f, some late headway, never troubled leaders, 4th of 9, 15l behind El Diego (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stk (5) fbs.

Winged Arrow (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Noubian (9-5) at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 0-70 hvy in Oct.

Squirtle (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Held up rear, hung right and driven from over 2f out, plugged on, 5th of 9, 7l behind Zuwaar (9-2) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

Our Nations 50-1 (9-3) Prominent, driven over 2f, hung left over 1f, stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind El Diego (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stk (5) fbs.

Market Watcher (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 5f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, one pace, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Laurel Creek (9-5) at W'hampton 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.

Dasher Reilly (USA) 125-1 (9-7) Towards rear, chased along and headway over 5f, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 12, 22l behind Sea Cliff (9-2) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.

Vanquisher (IRE) 7-2jt-fav (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, led 2f out, headed close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Lytham (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-50 (6) pol.

Archimboldo (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Started slowly and behind, headway over 6f out, not much room over 3f out, never troubled leaders, 7th of 12, 21l behind Sea Cliff (9-2) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.

Michaels Dream (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) Led, headed 3f out, soon outpaced, last of 8, 16l behind Gallileo Figaro (9-11) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Jul '07.

Auction Belle 66-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, lost place halfway, 7th of 9, 39l behind Onemoreandstay (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3f mdn stk (5) fbs.

Merrion Tiger (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 4f, clear 2f out, ridden out final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Gayanula (8-8) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.