Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 18:30 Follow Us On Twitter At Bluesq Handicap1m 1f 103y

  • Winner £4,205 2nd £1,251 3rd £625 4th £313
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 59.88s
  • Off time: 18:31:49
18:30 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Archie Rice (USA) 16/1
2nd West End Lad 33/1
3rd The Mongoose 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 614531- YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE star, halved sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW star West End Lad 37
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-7 b S R Bowring R Kennemore 79 33/134.00
2 (5) 784152- Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Chosen Forever 24
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 G R Oldroyd D Swift (3) 79 11/112.00
3 (1) 0/73180- Yellow, White spots, Royal Blue and Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star Mountain Cat (IRE) 223
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-7 G A Harker R Winston 79 50/151.00
4 (6) 2261-95 Maroon, Beige cross belts, Beige and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap, Maroon star Opus Maximus (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 C R Dore Hayley Turner 79 9/25.50
5 (12) 872447- Purple, Light Blue and Purple hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap Snow Dancer (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-6 H A McWilliams James P Sullivan 78 22/123.00
6 (13) 334405- White and Royal Blue diamonds, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Pink diamond Hawaana (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 9-4 Miss Gay Kelleway Raul Da Silva (5) 76 50/151.00
7 (2) 231008- Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Hidden Glory 24
Nag me
5 9-4 b J G Given Freddie Tylicki 76 20/121.00
8 (3) 64111-0 Red, Mauve epaulets and star on cap Archie Rice (USA) 15
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 T Keddy R Clark (3) 76 16/117.00
9 (10) 2/05944- Red, black stars, black sleeves, red armlets Full Toss 55
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 J S Goldie J P Fahy 73 16/117.00
10 (7) 550111- Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Maven 31
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-13 T D Easterby A Carter (5) 72 6/17.00
11 (4) 130232- Dark green, yellow diamonds on sleeves and cap Knowe Head (NZ) 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 J W Unett Adam Beschizza (3) 70 7/18.00
12 (11) 42/536-4 Royal blue, yellow chevron and sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamond The Mongoose 5
Nag me
4 8-11 P D Evans L Morris 70 6/17.00
13 (8) 24/408-1 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Postscript (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-9 Ian Williams S Donohoe 68 9/25.50

Verdict

A wide-open affair but those at the top end of the handicap make most appeal. West End Lad is 6lb higher than his win on the turf in September but arrives in fine form having won a claimer by five lengths at Southwell last month, while Opus Maximus scored over C&D in December with Snow Dancer and Hidden Glory behind. However, runner-up CHOSEN FOREVER was only beaten a length and Geoff Harker's charge is taken to gain his revenge on better terms today. Archie Rice may be in the handicapper's grip now, but there could still be more to come from hat-trick heroine Maven and bottom weight Postcript as they step up in class.