Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 14:40 Great Offers At Wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk Maiden Stakes5f 216y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard/Fast
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.26s
  • Off time: 14:40:45
14:40 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shearman (IRE) 3/1
2nd Hot Spark 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 2-2 White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and white hooped sleeves and cap Bandstand 34
Nag me
4 9-12 B Smart T Eaves 7/42.75
2 (3) 4 Black, pink sash, black and white striped sleeves, pink cap Fighter Boy (IRE) 22
Nag me
3 8-12 T D Barron D Heslop (5) 12/113.00
3 (6) 62- White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Hot Spark 149
Nag me
3 8-12 K A Ryan N Callan 13/82.62
4 (1) Red, Black hoops, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Lucas Pitt
Nag me
3 8-12 M Scudamore S J Craine 40/141.00
5 (7) Yellow, Light Green epaulets, sleeves and cap Shawkantango
Nag me
3 8-12 D Shaw Sean Palmer (7) 100/1101.00
6 (2) Lime Green Shearman (IRE)
Nag me
3 8-12 E S Mcmahon G Gibbons 3/14.00
Non runners
7 (4)9-Aurora Lights38-7R A FaheyP Hanagan

Verdict

It will be interesting to see how the market shapes up for Ed McMahon's son of Elusive City, Shearman, who looks the pick of the three newcomers ahead of Lucas Pit and Shawkantango, but he will need to be useful to get the better of the selection, HOT SPARK. Kevin Ryan's colt was well held on his debut on turf on soft ground at Ayr in August but ran much better when chasing home Never The Waiter here over six furlongs in a maiden on his only subsequent start in October and he can go one better today, with the stable in fine form. Bryan Smart has his string in good heart and his runner, Bandstand, has solid claims having found just one too good in each of his two starts so far but they have both been on the Fibresand and it remains to be seen whether he will be as effective on the Polytrack. David Barron's Fighter Boy was well beaten on his Southwell debut and looks best watched, while Richard Fahey's Aurora Lights will need to step up considerably on the form that she showed first time out and a safer option looks to be Hot Spark.