Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 18:15 Gold Cup Best Odds At bookmakers.co.uk Selling Handicap1m 141y

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 49.95s
  • Off time: 18:23:05
18:15 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Daniel Thomas (IRE) 9/2
2nd Balmoral Castle 10/1
3rd Unlimited 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 50-8822 Red, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets, White cap Unlimited 24
Nag meCourse Winner
11 9-7 A W Carroll L Morris 60 5/23.50
2 (4) 872-7 Black and white diamonds, white and black striped sleeves, black cap Balmoral Castle 32
Nag me
4 9-3 J G Portman J P Fahy 56 10/111.00
3 (3) 888-277 Maroon, white cross of lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Eljowzah (IRE) 2
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-3 A A Howard A Kirby 56 9/25.50
4 (7) 1-83770 Red and white (quartered), halved sleeves, white cap Daniel Thomas (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-2 pt Violet Jordan Martin Harley 55 9/25.50
5 (5) 352100- White, black stripe, armlets and diamond on cap Rasselas (IRE) 150
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 55 9/25.50
6 (1) 550-398 Royal Blue, Light Blue epaulets, Light Blue and Royal Blue hooped sleeves Rockgoat (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 hv I W McInnes G Lee 54 17/29.50
7 (2) 4294-22 Dark Blue, Pink cross belts, armlets and cap Bentley 9
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-11 p B P J Baugh Philip Prince (7) 50 5/16.00
8 (8) 138-000 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap High Five Prince (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 8-7 J M Bradley J Fanning 45 33/134.00

Verdict

Not much between these at the weights but a couple arrive in much better form than the opposition. Bentley has been running well at Southwell recently but is a course and distance winner so should make another bold bid. However, UNLIMITED looks to have the superior form having gone close in handicaps over track and trip on a couple of occasions last month and he gets the nod. Rasselas won here last term and Balmoral Castle has a second at Kempton to his credit but both have been below par of late and the same comment applies to Daniel Thomas.