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  • 16:25 Wolferton Handicap 1m 2f

  • (listed) £50,000 added 4yo+ 15 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 4.50s
  • Off time: 16:25:27

Peak Punt Comes Off In Wolferton

Last Updated: 18/06/10 5:06pm

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Rainbow Peak - Wolferton winner.

Rainbow Peak - Wolferton winner.

Rainbow Peak was regarded as the banker of Royal Ascot 2010 by many in the Wolferton Handicap and he duly struck gold for Michael Jarvis and Neil Callan.

The four-year-old was sent off the 13-8 market leader following a narrow defeat at York last month and Callan had him handily placed throughout.

The strong-travelling Kingdom Of Fife briefly looked a danger but Rainbow Peak reeled him in and went away to score by two and a quarter lengths.

Kings Gambit finished strongly to deny Kingdom Of Fife the runner-up spot.

Jarvis said: "He wasn't born until May 20 and he came into training quite late, then he had minor fractures.

"He hurt his pelvis then when we got him going last year he had hairline of the tibia and consequently he's had very little racing, but he has been working like a Group horse and by his price other people knew.

"We have taken the precaution of putting him in a Group race abroad because obviously he has worked his way out of the handicap situation now.

"We will be looking for 10-furlong races, hopefully in this country, but we may try to pick up some decent prize money abroad."

Tom Tate said of the runner-up: "He has settled into a proper Group Three or Listed horse and he's a real hard trier.

"He broke well but got a little outpaced and came with a good rattle but he was never going to catch the winner."

Callan added of the winner: "I went through the race last night and looked at some form, I was pretty happy I had a good draw and I knew my horse had pace.

"He was off the bridle early so I knew they were going a bit quick.

"His work has been very good since his first race this year over an inadequate mile.

"That just put the edge on him. it was just enough time for him to stay relaxed and come on for it.

"He's improving and he's rated in the 100s now so you would like to think he could be a Group performer.

"A mile and a quarter is perfect for him at the moment and maybe he'll stay a mile and a half next year."

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