Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 18:05 Sponsor A Race By Calling 01902 390000 Claiming Stakes1m 1f 103y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 2.36s
  • Off time: 18:05:24
18:05 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shakalaka (IRE) 2/1
2nd Ahlawy (IRE) 9/4
3rd Watchmaker 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 244321- White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Shakalaka (IRE) 37
Nag me
4 9-5 be G L Moore G Baker 79 2/13.00
2 (7) 00806-0 Orange, black triple diamond, black cap, orange diamonds Weald Park (USA) 33
Nag me
4 8-11 Richard Hannon Dane O'Neill 70 14/115.00
3 (1) 10622-4 White, Royal Blue star and armlets, Emerald Green cap Ahlawy (IRE) 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-10 bt F Sheridan Kieren Fox (7) 85 9/43.25
4 (6) 20/5074- Emerald green, orange cross belts, halved sleeves and star on cap Academy Gigsnreels (USA) 50
Nag me
5 8-9 S Fahey Connor Hoban (7) 57 40/141.00
5 (8) 820463- Yellow, Royal Blue and Yellow halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Navajo Nation (IRE) 71
Nag me
4 8-8 W G M Turner Ashley Morgan (5) 65 28/129.00
6 (9) 7/00990- Emerald Green and White diamonds, White sleeves Days of Thunder (IRE) 48
Nag me
5 8-6 B R Summers S Hitchcott 30 100/1101.00
7 (5) 80/2140- Beige, Black armlets Watchmaker 86
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-6 Miss Tor Sturgis J Fanning 70 11/112.00
8 (3) 47/03-33 Yellow, Royal Blue hoops, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Big Nige (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 8-4 J Pearce S Golam 61 7/24.50
9 (2) 363158- Light Blue, Red disc, Dark Blue sleeves, Red cap Farncombe (IRE) 60
Nag me
4 8-2 R Harris A Heffernan (5) 62 20/121.00

Verdict

Whilst coming with risks attached, AHLAWY should take all the beating here and can oblige from Shakalaka and Weald Park. Frank Sheridan's gelding was undeniably disappointing back from a break last time when sent off at 8/13, but that will be reflected in his price here and for the grade he's a solid sort. Not only that, he comes out easily the best at the weights and in the hope that today's pilot adopts more suitable patient tactics he's expected to prove hard to beat. Shakalaka won a maiden in fine style last time and the second horse that day has since won a handicap off a mark of 60. That suggests that Gary Moore's charge is worthy of his official mark, one which gives him claims, so with the trip fine he will be a tough nut to crack. Weald Park is a more speculative addition to the shortlist having shown precious little of late for Richard Hannon. However, today's trip should be fine and this is the first time he's dropped to claiming company so perhaps the lower standard of competition can spark a revival. If he fails to do himself justice once more, perhaps Big Nige could defy the ratings and take a place on the podium. Strictly speaking Jeff Pearce's gelding has the beating of Shakalaka as when they met off level weights there was less than six lengths between them yet today Big Nige gets lumps of weight, but despite the fact he's unexposed we don't expect the form to be reversed. Navajo Nation isn't without claims at the weights and ran well when last seen on the level, so along with Watchmaker he's certain to attract a little each way money. The last named was pulled up over obstacles last time but goes well here, whilst Farncombe is an unexposed filly with a win to her name so she's more chance than some. This is more complex than your average claimer, but we'll stick with the one favoured by the weights and that horse is Ahlawy.