Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 19:05 Enjoy The Lucky 7 Group Offer Handicap5f 20y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.90s
  • Off time: 19:05:32
19:05 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Perlachy 9/2
2nd Handsome Cross (IRE) 7/2
3rd Brierty (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 0279-41 White, Pink hoop, White sleeves, Grey armlets, Pink cap Even Bolder 7 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-8 E A Wheeler Kieren Fox (7) 72 4/15.00
3 (11) 59590-7 Emerald green and red (quartered), red and white striped sleeves, white cap Brierty (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 D Carroll D Nolan 73 25/126.00
4 (10) 04392-2 RED, ROYAL BLUE seams on sleeves Bahamian Kid 18
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-2 v R Hollinshead A Kirby 72 10/111.00
5 (2) 333050- ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap La Capriosa 94
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 J A Glover Freddie Tylicki 66 16/117.00
6 (1) 2123-73 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN spots, RED cap Perlachy 12
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-10 v J R Holt Kelly Harrison (3) 66 9/25.50
7 (8) 24660-3 Red, Yellow stripe, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red and Yellow striped cap Figaro Flyer (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-10 P Howling J-P Guillambert 66 8/19.00
8 (7) 583370- Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Lucky Art (USA) 73
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 Mrs R Carr A Elliott 65 25/126.00
9 (9) 9051-22 Emerald Green, Dark Blue disc, armlets and cap Handsome Cross (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-8 v W J Musson S Donohoe 64 7/24.50
10 (4) 134370- Yellow and Purple diabolo, Yellow cap, Purple star Spic 'n Span 118
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-6 b R Harris J Fanning 62 12/113.00
11 (3) 0555-42 Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Bo McGinty (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-6 b R A Fahey P Hanagan 62 7/18.00
Non runners
2 (6)1121-41Absa Lutte (IRE)79-10Pat MorrisJames P Sullivan74

Verdict

This is a typically competitive sprint handicap in which any one of a handful could score, but our token preference is for HANDSOME CROSS ahead of Even Bolder and Figaro Flyer. Willy Musson's veteran has a modest strike rate but has returned to form of late, most noticeably when an eye-catching second last time. The gelding had to be switched twice at Kempton having travelled strongly in rear before finishing with a wet sail to take a never nearer second, so as he goes down as a very unlucky loser and runs here off the same mark he's just preferred. Even Bolder did well to score last time out in what might have been a better race than this so he's respected. He's consistent on artificial surfaces and rarely finishes too far away over this trip, so will doubtless attract many an eye. Figaro Flyer may be slightly better at Southwell but this surface bears some similarities and he's become well treated on his best form. It's far from ideal that he's up a pound for taking third last time but he has claims despite that rise. Bo McGinty hasn't won for 18 months and is arguably better on turf and as Bahamian Kid has been held in claimers of late the next best may be Perlachy. This Kyllachy-gelding has done all of his winning on artificial surfaces including at this course and distance, so whilst he's a shade high in the weights his profile is more convincing than some. Absa Lute runs at Kempton on Wednesday and it'll be interesting to see how the mare fares in that five furlong contest. The feeling is she might just need six, but should she go close there she'd become a real threat to these. La Capriosa showed little promise on her last two runs and a break since might still not be enough to see her return to form, whilst Brierty is worth monitoring in the betting as she should benefit for stepping back in trip. This is a competitive sprint handicap set to be run at a furious pace, with Handsome Cross selected in the hope that the gaps appear in time.