Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 14:20 Bet On Winning Distances At bluesq.com Claiming Stakes7f 32y

  • Winner £1,535 2nd £453 3rd £227
  • Going: Standard/Slow
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.65s
  • Off time: 14:21:10
14:20 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Avon River 1/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 10652-0 Pink, Black sash, striped cap Avon River 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 b Richard Hannon Dane O'Neill 86 1/31.33
2 (4) 25404-6 Royal blue and yellow check, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Ilie Nastase (FR) 10
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-0 C R Dore Hayley Turner 72 8/19.00
3 (2) 904156- White, Dark Green braces, diabolo on sleeves, Red cap, White star Samarinda (USA) 54
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-13 p Mrs P Sly M Fenton 78 4/15.00
4 (3) 8707-64 PINK, BLACK epaulets and diamond on cap Desert Dreamer (IRE) 3
Nag meDistance Winner
10 8-7 b P D Evans Catherine Gannon 68 25/126.00

Verdict

Ilie Nastase is better over further and has gone 18 starts since his last victory while Desert Dreamer has been beaten in sellers already this year and would be better off in a handicap. Avon River just comes out best on official figures but his best recent form has been over a mile and he was outpaced over this trip at Lingfield last time, though in a better race than this. SAMARINDA has won nine times from 39 starts on Polytrack and this is his trip. He has a couple pounds to find with Avon River on the ratings but still looks worthy of the vote.