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17:40 Wolverhampton

Cleveland Suite Novice Stakes (Class 5)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 32y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,264
  • 2nd: £674
  • 3rd: £337
  • 4th: £168
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 29.96s
  • Off Time: 17:41:28
  • 5 Ran
1(5)
Silk - Purple, Yellow hoops
  • Form 51
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 78

tracked leaders, outpaced 3f out, rallied 1f out, ran on, not able to trouble winner

2(3)
Silk - White, Royal Blue stars, Yellow sleeves and cap
  • Form 417530
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 68

led early, tracked winner, ridden 3f out, no impression over 1f out, stayed on same pace

3(2)
Silk - Black, Beige epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 9827
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 62

tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out

4(1)
Silk - Black, pink hoop, sleeves and cap

Blodwen Abbey

14 BFC
3/1
  • Form 255312
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 73

took keen hold, soon led, clear over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on

5(4)
Silk - Emerald Green and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap

Alhira

45
7/2
  • Form 248
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 69

held up in 5th, switched right 3f out, headway over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong

In depth

Verdict

PURPLE 'N GOLD scored over 6f here last time in a style that suggested today's extra furlong would not be a problem. He beat Remix with plenty to spare and a line through the latter gives him the beating of Blodwen Abbey. She's also a winner over 6f here but is not certain to appreciate this longer trip having gone close over 5f a fortnight ago. Alhira could prove next best as Thecornishcowboy and Lolita Lebron have a bit to find at the weights on today's terms.

Formwatch

Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 3-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders on inner, switched right 2f out, effort over 1f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Remix (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.

Lolita Lebron (IRE) 25-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 25l behind Mince (8-6) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Thecornishcowboy 40-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, 7th of 13, 12l behind Bank On Me (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.

Blodwen Abbey 7-2fav (8-12) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Worth (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.

Alhira 9-2 (9-0) Unruly before loading, in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Ultrasonic (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.