Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 18:20 British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. Maiden Stakes 7f 32y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.97s
  • Off time: 18:21:27
18:20 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rio Grande 9/4
2nd Andalieb 9/4
3rd Holy Empress (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 952 Emerald Green and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Andalieb 33
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 D M Simcock Martin Lane 72 9/43.25
2 (10) Emerald Green, White disc, White sleeves, Emerald Green spots, White cap First Glance
Nag me
2 9-3 M Appleby Liam Jones 50/151.00
3 (7) 0704 Grey, Red stars, armlets and cap Gone To Ground 14
Nag me
2 9-3 b J Gask Raul Da Silva (7) 44 100/1101.00
5 (11) 6 Black, royal blue chevrons, black and maroon chevrons on sleeves, black cap Kuwait Moon 22
Nag me
2 9-3 A J Mccabe A Mullen 40/141.00
6 (1) Grey, Maroon triple diamond, White sleeves, Grey cap, Maroon diamonds National Hero (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 11/43.75
7 (3) 7632 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Rio Grande 43
Nag me
2 9-3 p1 Mrs A Duffield T Eaves 71 9/43.25
10 (8) 78 Dark Blue, White stripe, halved sleeves and star on cap Holy Empress (IRE) 135
Nag me
2 8-12 M L W Bell Thomas Hemsley (7) 33/134.00
11 (2) White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Neige D'antan
Nag me
2 8-12 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 6/17.00
Non runners
4 (6)65Great Nicanor (IRE)29-3I SempleR Winston
8 (4)0900Son Of May29-3J HughesA Culhane53
9 (5)9Beauchamp Castle28-12H AdielssonNicole Nordblad

Verdict

Andalieb is making steady progress and improved again to finish runner-up over C&D in October. He looks sure to make a bold bid but may find RIO GRANDE too good. The latter just failed to catch the winner over 6f here last time and, as breeding suggests this longer trip will suit, he gets the vote to open his account. Great Nicanor is another going the right way, but newcomer National Hero went unsold in the October sales which doesn't do much to boost confidence in his chances. Sir Mark Prescott's good strike rate at this track is mostly with older horses and Neige D'Antan will probably need a longer trip to show her best anyway.