Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 13:25 32Red Handicap2m 119y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 45.07s
  • Off time: 13:25:18
13:25 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mr Burbidge 6/4
2nd Scribe (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 631541 Beige, Brown seams, armlets and cap Embsay Crag 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-0 P A Kirby G Lee 75 5/16.00
2 (6) 6213/15 DARK BLUE, MAROON star, MAROON cap Secret Edge 31
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 A King T E Durcan 71 2/13.00
3 (4) 403311 Yellow, Emerald Green diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green seams Mr Burbidge 26
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 b N P Mulholland L Morris 70 6/42.50
4 (5) 144158 RED, black hoop, white sleeves, black cap Arashi 5
Nag me
7 9-8 v D Shaw D Swift 69 12/113.00
5 (3) 522775 Orange, Black stars on sleeves, Black cap, Orange star Scribe (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 bt P D Evans G Gibbons 65 10/111.00
6 (2) 20-9050 PURPLE, YELLOW triple diamond, sleeves and cap Song Of The Siren 18
Nag me
5 9-1 D O'Meara D H Bergin (5) 62 25/126.00

Verdict

This looks a tight little handicap with the exception of the modest Song Of The Siren. Mr Burbidge won over track and trip last month and followed up at Kempton but the handicapper has had his say since. Scribe has been out of sorts since returning from a break but Embsay Crag won at Newcastle in October and was third over hurdles at Sedgefield last month. Alan King doesn't run many on the Polytrack so it may be significant that he saddles SECRET EDGE here. The five-year-old is a decent hurdler and is no slouch on the Flat either, as he proved at Newbury two runs ago. He looks better treated than Arashi and gets the nod.