Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 17:30 Great Offers At Wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk Claiming Stakes1m 141y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 51.12s
  • Off time: 17:30:44
17:30 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fremen (USA) 5/2
2nd Straight Face (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 000139- Royal Blue, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow quartered cap Appalachian Trail (IRE) 79
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-1 b N Wilson T Eaves 92 2/13.00
2 (1) 700351/ White, Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue sleeves, White spots Bazroy (IRE) 459
Nag me
6 8-13 v P D Evans A Heffernan (5) 88 3/14.00
3 (6) 162113- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Fremen (USA) 178
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
10 8-11 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 82 5/23.50
4 (2) 1-12304 Mauve, Purple hollow box, Pink sleeves, Mauve cap, Purple star Shake On It 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-9 M R Hoad C Catlin 64 12/113.00
5 (4) 4-12923 Red, dark blue epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap Straight Face (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
6 8-9 b P D Evans J-P Guillambert (ex2) 65 7/18.00
6 (7) 2389-88 Mauve, Purple star, Mauve sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap Flamestone 14
Nag me
6 8-8 A E Price G Gibbons 45 66/167.00
Non runners
7 (5)0/068-96Remark (IRE)68-8M W EasterbyJames P Sullivan46

Verdict

Given their official marks we can only seriously give chances here to Fremen, Bazroy and APPALACHIAN TRAIL and we will side with the last-named. Noel Wilson's nine-year-old has a couple of course and distance wins to his name, including his most recent success, which also came in a claimer in November. We can easily put a line through his last effort at Southwell over 7f, which would not have suited as well as today's trip, and now freshened up after a break he can take advantage of the favourable weights here. On grounds of stamina, Fremen is preferred of the other leading pair. Dandy Nicholls' veteran has a very good strike rate for one at this level and tends to put in his best efforts in claiming company. Although better over a mile, he has won at this trip and should see it out better than Bazroy. The latter has scored over a mile, but tends to go better over 7f and if there is anything like a true gallop then he will be hard pressed to get home. With the Mark Hoad stable going well at present, Shake On It might emerge best of the remainder and given that he stays he might even nick a place if Bazroy comes up short. Watch the market for clues there, though for the win we will follow the Appalachian Trail.