Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 14:15 All Weather 'Hands And Heels' Apprentice Series Handicap 1m 1f 103y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 0.21s
  • Off time: 14:15:27
14:15 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Archie Rice (USA) 9/2
2nd Opus Maximus (IRE) 6/1
3rd Focail Maith 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 416221 Maroon, Beige cross belts, Beige and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap, Maroon star Opus Maximus (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 p C R Dore Noel Garbutt 73 6/17.00
2 (7) 945063 Royal Blue, Yellow cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars Kidlat 16
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 t A Bailey Natasha Eaton 72 4/15.00
3 (2) 924413 Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafranagar (IRE) 15
Nag me
6 9-4 A W Carroll George Downing 70 13/27.50
4 (1) 537137 Dark blue, white spots on sleeves Focail Maith 10
Nag me
3 9-4 J Ryan M J J Murphy 72 5/16.00
5 (8) 500641 Red, Mauve epaulets and star on cap Archie Rice (USA) 10
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 T Keddy Danny Brock (3) 69 9/25.50
6 (3) 312833 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Bussa 8
Nag me
3 9-3 P D Evans Kevin Lundie (3) 71 28/129.00
7 (6) 700805 WHITE, red sleeves, striped cap Scary Movie (IRE) 4
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 p E Butterly R Coakley (3) 69 11/112.00
9 (4) 662741 Maroon, Light Blue armlets and cap Justcallmehandsome 9
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-13 be D J S ffrench Davis Josh Baudains (3) 65 5/16.00
Non runners
8 (5)167007Black Coffee69-2W M BrisbourneNon Runner68

Verdict

Most of these arrive in good form including Justcallmehandsome, who gained his 14th all-weather success here at the beginning of the month though he's never won beyond 1m1f. Bussa has only run once on Polytrack but is quite well handicapped on his turf form and like ZAFRANAGAR his last run was over hurdles. The latter gets the vote as he's generally performed at a higher level than this and will appreciate what is likely to be a strong gallop. Opus Maximus is incredibly consistent at this sort of level and looks certain to get involved while Archie Rice returned to winning ways here recently and has won from a higher mark in the past.