Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 16:00 William Hill Telebetting On 0800 44 40 40 Handicap1m 1f 103y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 2.51s
  • Off time: 16:00:37
16:00 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Formidable Guest 10/3
2nd Watchmaker 25/1
3rd Mambo Sun 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 11075-2 Mauve, Purple triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves Kings Topic (USA) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-5 p A B Haynes S Donohoe 65 14/115.00
2 (11) 633880- Beige, Black armlets Watchmaker 140
Nag me
6 9-5 Miss Tor Sturgis C Catlin 65 25/126.00
3 (4) 4188/ Dark Blue, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Maidanni (USA) 409
Nag me
7 9-5 J Gask Greg Fairley 65 12/113.00
4 (3) 4323-14 Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap Mambo Sun 2
Nag me
6 9-5 R Curtis R Winston 65 5/16.00
5 (6) 00072-3 Dark Blue and Orange stripes, White sleeves, Orange armlets, Dark Blue cap, Orange star Fandango Boy 7
Nag me
8 9-4 D Carroll J P Fahy (7) 64 7/24.50
6 (1) 4/756-5 Pink, Dark Blue seams, Pink cap Debdene Bank (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 9-2 Mrs Mary Hambro Dale Gibson 62 20/121.00
7 (10) 4510-20 Purple, Orange and White striped sleeves, Orange cap Buscador (USA) 6
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-2 W M Brisbourne R Kingscote 62 25/126.00
9 (9) 68637D- White and Emerald Green diabolo, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, White and Emerald Green quartered cap Pelham Crescent (IRE) 41
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-12 B Palling Catherine Gannon 58 8/19.00
10 (8) 34361-2 Royal Blue, Light Blue diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Formidable Guest 6
Nag me
5 8-12 J Pearce J Quinn 58 10/34.33
11 (2) 5425-35 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW hoop, YELLOW sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, YELLOW cap Magic Warrior 8
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-12 J C Fox P Fitzsimons 58 16/117.00
12 (5) 540475- Light Blue, Dark Blue and Light Blue hooped sleeves Alexander Guru 66
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-11 M Blanshard Dane O'Neill 57 8/19.00
13 (12) 97531-9 Royal Blue, Red inverted triangle and armlets Royal Choir 13
Nag me
5 8-9 H E Haynes L Morris 55 12/113.00
Non runners
8 (7)5/0305-7Spinning Ridge (IRE)49-0R HarrisK Ghunowa61

Verdict

FORMIDABLE GUEST may not be the best handicapped horse in the world but her recent runs have at least been consistent and we select her to win ahead of Fandango Boy and Kings Topic. The last-named is a course and distance winner who comes here on the back of a good second at Lingfield. With Jamie Spencer up for the first time she makes some appeal, but we prefer the claims of Formidable Guest. Jeff Pearce's mare was not beaten by far off this mark last time at the track and must be considered a major player assuming she gets the gaps when it matters. Maidanni is intriguing on his first start after over a year off, and the stable are flying, whilst Fandango Boy and Magic Warrior are both fairly consistent performers at this level. Buscador knows how to win here but he needs to bounce back from a disappointing last start, whilst Mambo Sun was in action on Tuesday and may now be high enough in the weights. Any market move for Watchmaker returning to the track after 140 days off would be interesting, but it is Formidable Guest who is given the vote.