Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 16:50 Betdaq On 0870 178 1221 Handicap5f 216y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.52s
  • Off time: 16:51:01
16:50 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Billy Red 11/1
2nd Excellent Show 5/2
3rd Bel Cantor 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 7922-24 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Vhujon (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 P D Evans Richard Evans (5) 81 5/16.00
2 (3) 33921-2 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Excellent Show 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-4 B Smart T Eaves 81 5/23.50
3 (1) 52037-5 Brown, Brown cap, Beige star Little Pete (IRE) 18
Nag me
5 9-3 p I W McInnes L P Keniry 80 16/117.00
4 (6) 046776- Royal Blue, White sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, White star Princess Valerina 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 D Haydn Jones J F McDonald 77 14/115.00
5 (2) 16022-8 Light Blue, Yellow seams, sleeves and cap Billy Red 6
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 b J R Jenkins D Sweeney 77 11/112.00
6 (5) 1247-20 Purple, Grey disc, Grey cap Bel Cantor 6
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 W J H Ratcliffe Kelly Harrison (3) 79 12/113.00
7 (7) 9061-64 Dark Blue, White stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Green Park (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 b D Carroll N Farley (7) 76 20/121.00
8 (4) 342-221 Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, quartered cap Onceaponatime (IRE) 6 (ex6)
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-13 M D Squance L Morris 70 2/13.00

Verdict

An altogether more compelling handicap than that which preceded it and one that can go to EXCELLENT SHOW from Vhujon and Onceuponatime. Brian Smart's filly has been in grand form of late and shaped as though this extra furlong would pose no problems when second last time. With her mark unaltered for that effort, one which came here, she can hold off the likely late challenge of Vhujon. The Evans inmate has been consistent of late without scoring and the feeling is the same will be so here. The gelding has won off this mark in the past and six furlongs is ideal, but there's a slight concern about a lack of pace and so he may have to settle for minor honours with Onceuponatime. This one is up 6lb for a win in a slightly less competitive affair last time, but that success was due reward for a string of solid performances and another can be expected. Green Park has won over course and distance and may get closer to Onceuponatime than when they met at Southwell, however our belief is he's better over five furlongs and the admirable seven-year-old may be found wanting late on. Little Pete has been dropped a couple of pounds for a disappointing effort last time but may need more help from the handicapper, so of more interest at a price is Billy Red who has to bounce back from a poor effort but may be capable of doing just that with conditions ideal. Bel Cantor is something of an in-and-out performer these days and looks weighted to the hilt but that's not necessarily the case with out selection, Excellent Show, who can progress further still.