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15:25 Wolverhampton

Betway Handicap (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f 103y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £7,250 added
  • Winner: £4,690
  • 2nd: £1,396
  • 3rd: £697
  • 4th: £349
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 58.05s
  • Off Time: 15:26:55
  • 12 Ran
1(6)
  • Form: 306552
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 85
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Jockey: W M Lordan

mid-division, lost place over 2f out, headway on outer approaching final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on

2(9)
7/2
  • Form: 833452
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 85
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Jockey: A Mullen

close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong

3(11)
  • Form: 545746
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: M Appleby
  • Jockey: T Eaves

awkwardly away, in touch, headway 4f out, close up, pushed along over 1f out, no impression final furlong

4(1)
40/1
  • Form: 0-08800
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: J Ryan
  • Jockey: Josephine Gordon

led, headed over 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

5(5)
33/1
  • Form: 00-5375
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-6
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Jockey: Natalie Hambling

in touch, headway when not clear run approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on to go 3rd near finish

6(13)

Aldeburgh

197 C
18/1
  • Form: 238-415
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Official Rating: 83
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey: Thomas Brown

pressed leader until over 3f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

7(4)

Berlusca (IRE)

34 CDCD
10/1
  • Form: 063005
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 80
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Jockey: S W Kelly

keen, held up, towards rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, every chance when edged left inside final furlong, kept on one pace

9(10)
20/1
  • Form: 856144
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 77
  • Trainer: Kevin Frost
  • Jockey: R Kingscote

in rear, headway on outer over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, ran on

10(8)
  • Form: 072042
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 76
  • Trainer: S Kirk
  • Jockey: Mitch Godwin

raced wide, held up, towards rear, headway to track leaders over 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

11(2)
  • Form: 431908
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: P D Evans
  • Jockey: S Donohoe

dwelt, close up, after 1f, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

12(3)
  • Form: 631977
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 76
  • Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Jockey: T Hamilton

held up, towards rear, outpaced 2f out, kept on, never nearer

13(7)
16/1
  • Form: 452800
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: I Jardine
  • Jockey: M Dwyer

pulled hard, tracked leaders, headway to lead over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

8(12)
NR
9/2
  • Form: 4-1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • Official Rating: 81
  • Trainer: P R Webber
  • Jockey: P Cosgrave

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Berlusca won this in 2013 and again last year. He’s not easily dismissed off today’s mark but SENNOCKIAN STAR (NAP) is preferred. The latter has yet to win this year but was second in a Class 2 contest here recently and should make a bold bid in this lower grade. Faithful Creek was behind the selection last time but the lightly-raced Blue Revelation is of more interest now handicapping having made a winning return at Lingfield last month. Coillte Cailin posted a better effort at Kempton on her latest start and Crickelwood Green steps up in trip after finishing runner-up over a mile at Chelmsford.

Formwatch

Coillte Cailin (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Held up rear division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Towerlands Park (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (4) pol in Dec.

Sennockian Star 14-1 (8-5) Prominent, driven 3f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 13, nk behind Mythical Madness (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (2) pol in Dec.

Faithful Creek (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) Held up in touch, driven 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Mythical Madness (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (2) pol in Dec.

Ocean Tempest 50-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 10, 30 1/2l behind Van Huysen (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (3) pol in Dec.

Mica Mika (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 6 1/4l behind Great Hall (9-6) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in Sep.

Aldeburgh 5-1 (9-7) Close up in rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 30 1/4l behind Kapstadt (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (4) sft in Jun.

Berlusca (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up, headway and wide into straight 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Nonios (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (4) pol in Nov.

Toga Tiger (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on, went 4th close home, unable to get on terms, 4th of 12, 3l behind Mysterial (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Sep.

Cricklewood Green (USA) 9-2 (9-4) Dwelt, in rear, headway 2f out, effort entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Holiday Magic (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (4) pol in Dec.

My Fantasea (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Raced wide, in touch, pushed along and headway to press leaders 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 5 3/4l behind Forceful Appeal (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp (4) pol in Dec.

Gleese The Devil (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 12 3/4l behind Beltor (9-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (4) pol in Dec.

Restive (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 7th approaching halfway, no extra and eased inside final furlong, last of 14, 19 3/4l behind Texas Rock (9-11) at Curragh 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.

Blue Revelation 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Mornington (9-5) by 1/2l, 7 ran.