Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 18:35 Bet Six Nations Rugby - Betdaq Handicap1m 1f 103y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 1.03s
  • Off time: 18:36:36
18:35 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chosen Forever 9/2
2nd Kames Park (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 6311-12 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Chosen Forever 15
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 G R Oldroyd J Quinn 77 9/25.50
3 (2) 43561-5 Orange, White star, White sleeves, Orange stars, Royal Blue cap, White star African Cheetah 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 R Hollinshead A Kirby 76 11/26.50
4 (4) 33/4- YELLOW, red stars, yellow sleeves, white cap Arabian Flame (IRE) 36
Nag me
4 9-2 b1 S Fahey Connor Hoban (7) 75 50/151.00
5 (8) 84345-2 Maroon, Yellow star, Maroon sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Benedict Spirit (IRE) 2
Nag me
5 8-13 P D Evans Richard Evans (5) 72 10/111.00
6 (1) 91-1 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue spots Erinjay (IRE) 5
Nag me
4 8-11 M Wigham T Atkinson (5) 70 4/51.80
7 (6) 04054-5 Maroon, white seams, checked sleeves, maroon cap Supercast (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-11 t N J Vaughan L Morris 70 28/129.00
8 (3) 3311-33 White, Black disc, Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap Kames Park (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse Winner
8 8-4 R C Guest Billy Cray (5) 63 16/117.00
Non runners
2 (5)80540-2Bolodenka (IRE)89-4R A FaheyP Hanagan77

Verdict

ERINJAY is a winner without a penalty and is backed to follow up ahead of Chosen Forever and African Cheetah. Michael Wigham's charge won a maiden at Kempton before taking an apprentice riders handicap at that course last time. That showed that this opening mark of 70 is a lenient one so it's worth chancing that the slight increase and distance and switch to Wolverhampton won't halt the gelding's progress. Chosen Forever has himself been progressing well, winning three on the spin prior to a close second last time. His rating has shot up 24lbs since that spree began though and perhaps the handicapper now has this horse where he wants him, whereas our pick could yet be well treated. African Cheetah doesn't appeal as being particularly well handicapped but he's been known to front run and with a lack of pace in the line-up that could be enough for this one to hold on for third, so he's preferred to Bolodenka of the remainder. Richard Fahey's charge is down another pound in the ratings and will surely be found a race soon but our feeling is this one might be a touch too competitive. Kames Park is quirky but remains fairly treated on his best form, so with a solid look to his recent efforts and a promising claimer booked to ride he's not omitted lightly. Our feeling is he's desperately in need of pace though and with that not certain the percentage call is to look elsewhere. Supercast was well behind Chosen Forever when last out and may struggle to reverse that despite revised ratings, Benedict Spirit is difficult to recommend at present and Arabian Flame would only become of interest if significant support arrives, so at this stage our idea of the winner is Erinjay.