Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 19:20 Wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk Handicap1m 5f 194y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 6.19s
  • Off time: 19:21:07
19:20 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Factotum 3/1
2nd Laurel Creek (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 032431 Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond Factotum 25
Nag me
4 10-0 L M Cumani Dane O'Neill 82 3/14.00
2 (3) 13D404 Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Pass The Port 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-9 D Haydn Jones Kelly Harrison (5) 82 12/113.00
4 (8) 301181 Royal Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Dance The Star (USA) 6
Nag me
3 9-4 D M Simcock M Halford (3) 75 2/13.00
5 (1) 97618 Purple, Emerald Green star, diamonds on sleeves, Purple cap, Emerald Green stars Look To This Day 21
Nag me
3 9-0 R Charlton Hayley Turner 77 12/113.00
6 (2) 9-4331 ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap Houghton (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 v Sir Michael Stoute T E Durcan 72 7/24.50
7 (7) 256402 PINK and PURPLE check, PINK sleeves, BLACK cap My Mate Max 102
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-12 p1 R Hollinshead G Gibbons 73 8/19.00
8 (4) 060002 PINK, black diamond, black star on cap Laurel Creek (IRE) 41
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-0 M J Grassick William Buick 70 16/117.00
Non runners
3 (5)236137Casual Affair59-6J D Bethell63

Verdict

DANCE THE STAR brings strong claims to the table and can get the better of Houghton and Factotum for starters. David Simcock's imposing colt looked pretty smart when scoring on his handicap bow at Lingfield and his subsequent defeat was all the more disappointing for it. However, he put that run behind him to win readily at Kempton at the start of the month and as that was an apprentice handicap he gets in here without a penalty. Houghton is not one of the yard's leading lights but he did offer a ray of hope when getting the better of habitual loser Mushtaaq. Some spin's required to put that form in a positive light but it was just the fifth run of his career and his first on an all-weather surface so it might pay not to be too harsh just yet. He had previously finished behind Factotum and the Cumani runner must be respected as the yard has a strike rate in excess of one in four at Dunstall Park. He's also a half-brother to Falbrav and could put up a bold show. Laurel Creek also has to be considered but Dance The Star is fancied to lead them home.