Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 19:20 Saturday Night Is Christmas Party Night Handicap 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.63s
  • Off time: 19:21:36
19:20 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Milne Bay (IRE) 10/1
2nd River Kirov (IRE) 10/3
3rd Fancy Footsteps (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 178026 Emerald green and orange (quartered), orange sleeves, emerald green armlets, white cap Mayoman (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-4 e M Mullineaux G Baker 65 14/115.00
2 (1) 369273 Mauve and Purple (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Dancing Deano (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 R Hollinshead R Kennemore (3) 64 10/111.00
3 (3) 367007 Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap Rabbit Fighter (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-2 v D Shaw Darren Williams 63 14/115.00
4 (4) 772 Yellow and Red hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Fancy Footsteps (IRE) 33
Nag me
3 9-2 C G Cox A Kirby 63 6/17.00
5 (9) 330439 Emerald Green, White chevrons on sleeves Coleorton Dancer 4
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6 9-2 K A Ryan Martin Dwyer 63 7/18.00
6 (8) 841213 White, Red seams, sleeves and cap River Kirov (IRE) 4
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-1 M Wigham F Norton 62 10/34.33
7 (2) 850030 Royal Blue, Light Green and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, White cap Promise Of Love 43
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3 8-13 b Miss Amy Weaver Hayley Turner 60 33/134.00
8 (5) 609012 Maroon and Grey (quartered), White and Black halved sleeves, White cap Gramm 6
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 8-10 M W Easterby P Mulrennan 57 11/43.75
9 (10) 741461 Black and Pink diamonds, striped sleeves, Black cap Milne Bay (IRE) 8
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3 8-9 t D M Simcock J Quinn (3) 56 10/111.00
10 (6) 536293 Black, Dark Blue armlets, Red cap Takitwo 23
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-7 P D Cundell Catherine Gannon 54 10/111.00
11 (11) 782772 Grey, Red disc, Red cap Harrison's Flyer (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
7 8-6 p J M Bradley M Geran (5) 53 20/121.00

Verdict

RIVER KIROV has yet to prove on the racecourse that he stays seven furlongs, but pedigree suggests that he should so and if that occurs then he will be tough to beat here. Michael Wigham's gelding is a thoroughly consistent sort who has won two of his last four, both over 6f, and was still competitive from this mark of 62 despite a rise of 12lbs for those successes. Related to winners over plenty further than this, we will take him to score. Milne Bay is open to a bit of improvement now stepped back up in trip after a win over 6f last time at Great Leighs. He has actually dropped 2lb in the handicap since that success, so he must come into calculations. Gramm won over this trip on his 2005 debut but has shown his best form over further in recent times, with a 1m 1f win here a couple of starts ago underlining that. He remains competitively weighted and should not be far away if he has the pace. Dancing Deano will relish the trip and surface, but he looks to have a few pounds too many to lump around now and we'll take him on. Harrison's Flyer is not without a chance if he can reproduce his latest run here, but we will take River Kirov to score.