Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 16:00 Bet World Cup Football - Betdaq Handicap5f 20y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 2.46s
  • Off time: 16:02:57
16:00 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jigajig 9/2
2nd Admirable Duchess 3/1
3rd Fear Nothing 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 635-533 Lime Green Fear Nothing 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-7 b1 E S Mcmahon R Mullen 74 7/24.50
2 (6) 314-2 Royal blue, white inverted triangle, quartered cap Durham Express (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 M Dods P Makin 73 11/43.75
3 (7) 2122-05 Orange, Royal Blue diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Orange cap, Royal Blue diamond Valmina 26
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-5 t Andrew Turnell K Fallon 72 7/18.00
4 (3) 121143 Purple and White diamonds, White sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap Jigajig 3
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-2 K A Ryan Amy Ryan (5) 69 9/25.50
5 (2) 3457-24 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap Admirable Duchess 19
Nag me
3 9-0 D J S ffrench Davis Billy Cray (5) 67 3/14.00
6 (1) 2293-38 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Lexi's Layla (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 8-10 D M Simcock P Hanagan 63 20/121.00
7 (8) 311669 Maroon, White seams, White and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Maroon cap Silver Linnet (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 M G Quinlan J F McDonald 63 16/117.00
8 (5) 90-48 White, orange disc, emerald green sleeves, orange cap Bombay Mist 96
Nag me
3 8-2 R C Guest Paul Eddery 45 66/167.00

Verdict

VALMINA has shown reasonable form on the all-weather and although disappointing on turf since then may be able to rediscover the winning formula, whilst Admirable Duchess starts on the Polytrack for the first time and Durham Express has only finished out of the places once in four starts so should put in another good run. Valmina is a previous course and distance winner and his best efforts have all been on this surface. There have been question marks raised by some frustratingly poor attempts on the turf but carrying a similar weight to his sole victory at this track and with Kieren Fallon on board he should be able to return to winning ways. Admirable Duchess is surely due to come first past the post soon and connections switch her to a different surface to see if this has any effect on the outcome. Durham Express has impressed on the turf and although four-and-a-half lengths behind Hoof It on his last appearance may be able to deliver a better run in this contest. That most recent performance was after a break though and Michael Dods' gelding will benefit for that pipe-opener and do well here. An interestingly framed handicap but this one can go to Valmina.