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17:45 Wolverhampton

Ladbrokes Handicap (Class 2)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 32y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £19,000 added
  • Winner: £12,291
  • 2nd: £3,658
  • 3rd: £1,828
  • 4th: £914
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.71s
  • Off Time: 17:46:38
  • 12 Ran
1(2)
Silk - Light blue, white epaulets, white sleeves, light blue armlets

Pintura

35 b D
25/1
  • Form 185206
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 103
  • Trainer K A Ryan
  • Jockey S A Gray

held up in mid-division on inside, pushed along and lost place halfway

2(3)
Silk - Royal Blue, Cerise spots and sleeves, quartered cap
14/1
  • Form 084600
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 102
  • Trainer H Morrison
  • Jockey T Eaves

reared badly start and lost all chance

3(5)
Silk - Grey, grey and pink diabolo on sleeves, grey cap, pink star

Tarooq (USA)

13 t CDCD
10/1
  • Form 526045
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 100
  • Trainer S C Williams
  • Jockey Adam Beschizza

chased leaders on inside, lost 3rd well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression when hung left inside final furlong

4(10)
Silk - Royal blue
2/1
  • Form 00-4010
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 98
  • Trainer S bin Suroor
  • Jockey S De Sousa

took keen hold tracking leaders on outside, went 2nd 3f out, challenged over 1f out, led 1f out, shaken up and clear inside final furlong

5(7)
Silk - Red, Mauve epaulets and star on cap

Piscean (USA)

35 CDCD
22/1
  • Form 760070
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 97
  • Trainer T Keddy
  • Jockey G Baker

held up in rear, moderate effort over 2f out, never on terms

6(1)
Silk - Orange, white hoop, dark green sleeves, white armlets, orange cap, dark green star

Anaconda (FR)

21 DCD
12/1
  • Form 37/12-10
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 97
  • Trainer Tom Dascombe
  • Jockey Stephen Craine

went left start, held up towards rear, never on terms

7(4)
Silk - Orange, emerald green stars on sleeves
20/1
  • Form 127100
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 96
  • Trainer C R Dore
  • Jockey L P Keniry

soon led, headed halfway, lost 2nd 3f out, weakened quickly

8(8)
Silk - Grey, emerald green inverted triangle, sleeves, dark blue cap

Grey Mirage

42 p D
6/1
  • Form 1-23183
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 96
  • Trainer M Botti
  • Jockey Martin Harley

led early, tracked leader, led again halfway, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, chased winner and kept on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home

9(9)
Silk - Grey, Emerald Green inverted triangle, sleeves and cap
7/2
  • Form 311305
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 95
  • Trainer M Botti
  • Jockey L Morris

held up in touch, pushed along and headway 3f out, went 3rd well over 1f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on to 2nd close home, no chance with winner

10(11)
Silk - Orange, Black stars on sleeves, Black cap, Orange star

Aubrietia

10 b C
66/1
  • Form 138800
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 95
  • Trainer A J McCabe
  • Jockey A Mullen

slowly into stride, raced wide and always towards rear

11(6)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets

Laffan (IRE)

28 e D
16/1
  • Form 035136
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 92
  • Trainer T D Easterby
  • Jockey D Allan

took keen hold and held up in touch, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace in 4th inside final furlong

12(12)
Silk - White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap
8/1
  • Form 027921
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 91
  • Trainer T D Barron
  • Jockey Graham Gibbons

steadied and switched left start, held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never on terms

In depth

Verdict

Plenty of these have claims in a competitive opener. Both Pintura and Pastoral Player can get involved off their current marks though Tarooq has more to find after rattling up four wins on the Polytrack early in the year. Newcastle winner My Freedom seems at his best when fresh so could go well on his first start since June while both of Marco Botti's runners have a decent chance, with Solar Deity just preferred to Grey Mirage on course form. Free Spin will need to improve further upped in class and so will ANACONDA but the latter will have come on for his reappearance at Ascot and has lots of scope for further progress.

Formwatch

Pintura 12-1 (9-10) Mid-division, driven 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Levitate (8-7) at Ayr 1m hcp 105 (2) gs in Sep.

Pastoral Player 25-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 11th of 19, 7l behind Mass Rally (9-7) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.

Tarooq (USA) 16-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden 2f out, hampered inside final furlong, soon switched right, stayed on, 5th of 12, 7l behind Ashpan Sam (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.

My Freedom (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Prominent in centre group, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 12th of 19, 6l behind Field Of Dream (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gf in Jul.

Piscean (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Always in rear, last of 10, 12l behind B Fifty Two (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.

Anaconda (FR) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders to over 1f out, soon weakened, 16th of 17, 14l behind Heaven's Guest (8-13) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs.

Clockmaker (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Prominent, outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened over 1f out, tailed off, 12th of 17, 24l behind Brownsea Brink (8-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.

Grey Mirage 6-1 (8-11) Led, hard driven when strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Set The Trend (9-5) at Lingfield 7f cond Stakes (4) sft in Sep.

Solar Deity (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) In touch in 5th, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Graphic (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Sep.

Aubrietia 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 11l behind Da'quonde (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.

Laffan (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway and forced to wide outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 12, 7l behind Ocean Tempest (9-7) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.

Free Spin (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep beating Light Burst (9-1) by 1l, 10 ran.