Wolverhampton

  • 14:45 Stay At The Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Novice Stakes5f 21y

  • Winner £3,429 2nd £1,020 3rd £510 4th £255
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 2.39s
  • Off time: 14:46:15
14:45 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st X Force (IRE) 8/11
2nd Dana Forever (IRE) 2/1
3rd Elpheba (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) 46 Emerald green, white and black chevrons on sleeves Call Me Cheers 64
2 9-5 P D Evans K T O'Neill 25/126.00
2 (10) 48 Black, yellow epaulets, white sleeves, black cap, yellow star Dorchester Dom (IRE) 17
2 9-5 t1 P D Evans L P Keniry 25/126.00
3 (8) 47 Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Flowing Magic (IRE) 24
2 9-5 George Scott Harry Bentley 14/115.00
4 (1) Dark Blue, Grey triple diamond Hot Heels
2 9-5 Tom Dascombe Jane Elliott (3) 14/115.00
5 (2) 0 Emerald Green, White diamond, Orange sleeves, White diamonds, Emerald Green cap, Orange diamond Last Date 27
2 9-5 I Furtado Gabriele Malune (3) 50/151.00
6 (3) 22 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel X Force (IRE) 11
Beaten Favourite
2 9-5 Archie Watson Oisin Murphy 8/111.73
8 (9) 4 Gold, royal blue star, royal blue and gold check cap Dana Forever (IRE) 17
2 9-0 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 2/13.00
9 (4) 73 Emerald green, black armlets, black cap Elpheba (IRE) 10
2 9-0 David Loughnane T E Whelan 11/112.00
10 (5) Light blue, pink star, light blue sleeves, pink stars, light blue cap, pink star La Chica Lobo
2 9-0 Mrs L Williamson Cam Hardie 200/1201.00
11 (7) 0 Light blue, light blue and dark blue check sleeves, dark blue cap Northern Grace 95
2 9-0 B Ellison Ben Robinson (3) 50/151.00
Non runners
7 (11)37Airbrush (IRE)29-0R HannonNon Runner

Betting

Forecast

X Force (8/11), Airbrush (9/4), Dana Forever (2/1), Elpheba (11/1), Flowing Magic (14/1), Hot Heels (14/1), Call Me Cheers (25/1), Dorchester Dom (25/1), Last Date (50/1), Northern Grace (50/1), La Chica Lobo (200/1)

Verdict

X FORCE failed to land the odds at Chepstow last time but Archie Watson’s two-year-olds have a much better strike rate on the all-weather tracks and the yard won this race last year. He gets another chance today. Jockey bookings suggest Dana Forever is preferred to stablemate and newcomer Hot Heels while Flowing Magic, Dorchester Dom and the latter’s stable companion Call Me Cheers all ran better on their earlier debuts than they did last time. Elpheba was placed at Chester recently though still finished a long way behind the winner.