Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 18:40 E.b.f. Median Auction Maiden Stakes5f 216y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.82s
  • Off time: 18:41:36
18:40 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Armour 11/10
2nd Barlaman (USA) 4/1
3rd Blue Lyric 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (7) 7 ROYAL BLUE, light green hooped sleeves, quartered cap Armour 12
Nag me
2 9-3 M J Grassick J P Spencer 11/102.10
2 (4) WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Atherton (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 J G Given P Cosgrave 33/134.00
3 (8) 43 Royal blue Barlaman (USA) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 t1 Saeed bin Suroor Ahmed Ajtebi (3) 4/15.00
4 (6) 50 Orange, White diamonds on sleeves Holkham 34
Nag me
2 9-3 N P Littmoden C Catlin 66/167.00
5 (1) 0 Red, Dark Blue chevron, Dark Blue and Red chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Red diamond Kanace 14
Nag me
2 9-3 Ian Williams S W Kelly 66/167.00
6 (2) 7 Emerald Green, Purple sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, White cap Luck Of The Draw (IRE) 7
Nag me
2 9-3 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 20/121.00
7 (5) 00 Black and red diamonds, chevrons on sleeves, red and black quartered cap R Woody 21
Nag me
2 9-3 Mrs L C Jewell S Drowne 100/1101.00
8 (3) Emerald green, white chevron, halved sleeves and diamond on cap Servetius (USA)
Nag me
2 9-3 G A Butler Dane O'Neill 10/111.00
11 (9) 6 Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Blue Lyric 18
Nag me
2 8-12 L M Cumani K Fallon 3/14.00
Non runners
9 (10)Stand Beside Me (IRE)29-3S KirkG Baker
10 (11)36Wriggle (IRE)29-3W J HaggasLiam Jones

Verdict

Armour is an interesting Irish raider however BARLAMAN has shown enough to think that a maiden of this ilk should be well within his compass; Wriggle and Blue Lyric look the obvious dangers. With the Godolphin team in good form, the selection looks an obvious starting point. His draw in eight isn't ideal but he showed better early pace on his second start at Kempton and with natural progression he should take some stopping today. Improvement is also expected from the once-raced filly Blue Lyric. She was 14/1 on her debut at Yarmouth and shaped with a modicum of promise. With Fallon booked today and the yard in better form she looks sure to start a much shorter price. Wriggle was well-fancied at Lingfield last time out but he trailed in a disappointing sixth. He has been off the track for two months since and it did emerge that he lost a shoe in the race so better is expected. Luck Of The Draw won't be of interest until next year in handicaps over middle distances, Armour shaped with some promise on his debut at Leopardstown in a better race than this one, whilst Stand Beside Me looks the most interesting of the newcomers. The market may help guide, however it is Barlaman who can be the man.