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18:20 Wolverhampton

Ladbrokes Game On! Apprentice Handicap (Class 6)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 141y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £2,500 added
  • Winner: £1,704
  • 2nd: £503
  • 3rd: £252
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 48.67s
  • Off Time: 18:20:35
  • 10 Ran
1(11)
Silk - Dark blue, red spots
  • Form 400309
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 59

prominent, led after 1f, headed over 4f out, weakened inside final furlong

3(8)
Silk - Maroon, Beige cross belts, Beige and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap, Maroon star
5/1
  • Form 678909
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 57

held up towards rear, ridden, edged left and headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace

5(7)
Silk - White, red chevron, black sleeves, black and red check cap
13/2
  • Form 98460-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 54

held up towards rear, headway 2f out, hung left from over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong

6(1)
Silk - Dark Green, Grey epaulets, Orange and Grey striped sleeves, Orange cap
11/1
  • Form 09705
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 52

mid-division, lost place over 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, no impression after

7(9)
Silk - Orange, Black stars on sleeves, Black cap, Orange star

Baby Driver

22 ht
8/1
  • Form 253320
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 50

took keen hold, held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong

8(10)
Silk - Red, grey epaulets and sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 468240
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 47

tracked leaders, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace

10(6)
Silk - Dark Blue, White stripe, chevrons on sleeves

Princess Gail

17 CCD
10/1
  • Form 446095
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 46

held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

11(12)
Silk - Emerald green, white braces, sleeves and cap
  • Form 00946
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 52

tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong

12(13)
Silk - Light green, dark green chevron
5/1
  • Form 3-55069
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 52

led 1f, prominent until 2f out

13(3)
Silk - Purple, maroon sleeves, purple armlets, hooped cap
15/2
  • Form 882354
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 50

slowly into stride, in rear, ridden on outside over 2f out, stayed on final 100 yards, never nearer

2(5)
NR
  • Form 346914
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 59

Nonrunner

4(4)
NR
  • Form 47-089
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 55

Nonrunner

9(2)
NR
  • Form 0776
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 54

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

BROWN PETE was a losing favourite in an amateur race last week but with an apprentice's claim taken into account, he can race off a lower mark here than when scoring at Yarmouth last month. He gets the vote as Calypso Magic has been below par since finishing third at Windsor in July and this is tougher than the amateurs race at Beverley won by Meglio Ancora earlier this month. Opus Maximus has tumbled down the weights and Baby Driver has claims back on the Polytrack.

Formwatch

Calypso Magic (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, soon hampered and weakened, 9th of 10, 13l behind Hip Hip Hooray (9-2) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.

Opus Maximus (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Always behind, 9th of 12, 11l behind Ostentation (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.

Meglio Ancora 16-1 (10-1) Held up mid-division, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, just held on, won at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Special Mix (11-0) by nk, 13 ran.

Perfect Outlook 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt keen held up, hampered and dropped to rear over 6f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Climaxfortackle (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Baby Driver 13-2 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, weakened rapidly over 1f out, last of 12, 22l behind Community (8-11) at Brighton 7f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gd.

American Lover (FR) 14-1 (8-11) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 10th of 15, 8l behind Mahadee (10-0) at Thirsk 1m sell hcp 0-65 (6) gf.

Princess Gail 11-2 (8-13) Awkward start, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 10, 5l behind Avon Supreme (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.

Imperial Wave (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Soon pushed along to chase leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 13l behind My Mate Jake (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Mighty Motive 5-1 (8-2) Towards rear, some headway on inside over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 11, 25l behind Bondi Mist (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.

Smart Affair 6-1 (8-4) Started slowly and reluctant to race early until rapid headway to lead after 2f, ridden 2f out, hung right under pressure and headed over 1f out, hung left and lost 2nd inside final furlong, soon beaten, 4th of 8, 4l behind Authora (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.

Brown Pete (IRE) 5-2fav (11-7) Held up in 5th, not much room on inside rail over 4f out or over 3f out, switched left and bumped into rival over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Catchanova (11-5) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp 0-75 (5) gs.

Disco Dave (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Waited with, some headway approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, 9th of 11, 35l behind All About Alfie (8-11) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65.

Spanish Trail 200-1 (8-5) Keen led early, in touch, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 12l behind Intent (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.