Today's racecards

Warwick

  • 16:40 Festival Of Horse, Stoneleigh Park Handicap6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.56s
  • Off time: 16:42:49
16:40 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arteus 7/2
2nd Peter Island (FR) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 0-13106 Orange, Black seams, Orange cap, Black spots Peter Island (FR) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-13 v J Gallagher T P O'Shea 82 7/24.50
2 (3) 01115-9 Red, Royal Blue epaulets Arteus 22
Nag me
4 9-13 b Jane Chapple-Hyam Lewis Walsh (7) 82 7/24.50
3 (5) 36-0070 Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Baunagain (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-8 P W Chapple-Hyam P Cosgrave 77 6/17.00
5 (1) 771086 PINK, BLACK epaulets and diamond on cap Memphis Man 5
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 P D Evans Richard Evans (5)(ex1) 73 14/115.00
6 (8) 64-3213 Light blue, maroon hoop, diabolo on sleeves Vanilla Rum 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 H Candy D Sweeney 78 9/25.50
7 (6) 02U8-41 Mauve, Light Blue cross belts Spanish Acclaim 6 (ex6)
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-12 A M Balding N Chalmers 67 4/15.00
8 (7) 337- Red and grey diabolo, red sleeves, grey armlets, red cap Outshine 312
Nag me
3 8-9 Karen George J M O'Dwyer 70 12/113.00
Non runners
4 (2)66-0659Barons Spy (IRE)99-6R J PriceJ Doyle75

Verdict

SPANISH ACCLAIM comes with risks attached but is well handicapped and can go in again if he wants to, with Vanilla Rum and Peter Island not to be discounted. Our pick won well over course and distance under this rider last time and incurs a 6lb penalty for that success. He was given an easy time of things in front but battled on well to hold off a late challenge and, crucially, showed less of the bad behaviour that had held him back previously. If repeating that performance both before and during the race, the penalty shouldn't be enough to stop him. A note of caution is advised for those wanting to see a complete replay of that effort though as Spanish Acclaim was able to dominate, a scenario that appears unlikely here with Peter Island in opposition. This likeable seven-year-old loves to bowl along and has managed to win every year since 2005 and there'll be no hiding place with his pace, although it's hard to see him winning as he's never done so off a mark this high. Vanilla Rum ran well behind a smart sort for the grade last time and is of more interest, despite the fact that Henry Candy has suggested we've already seen the best of him. This may prove an uncompetitive event and the handicapper has taken a pound of his back, so with conditions ideal he's the chief threat. Outshine makes her handicap debut after 312 days off the track and needs a market check while dual course and distance winner Barons Spy is now 8lbs below his last win and comes into the reckoning. There are cases to be made for several of these but none make more appeal than Spanish Acclaim.