Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 14:40 Merry Christmas Maiden Stakes1m 141y

  • Winner £2,386 2nd £705 3rd £352
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (7) 4-4682 Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Abbraccio 11
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-5 R Harris L Morris 72 1001
2 (8) Purple, white disc, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Frontier Fighter
Nag me
4 9-5 D O'Meara T Eaves 1001
3 (1) 403934 Red, grey epaulets and sleeves, striped cap American Lover (FR) 9
Nag me
5 9-0 J S Wainwright A Carter (5) 45 1001
4 (6) 909982 Dark Green, Light Green Cross of Lorraine Mistress Shy 22
Nag me
5 9-0 t M Appleby G Gibbons 45 1001
5 (2) 080- White, Red chevron, White sleeves, Red seams, quartered cap Clouds Of Glory 422
Nag me
3 8-12 J Ward R Winston 10 1001
6 (3) White, light green hoop Dubai Story
Nag me
3 8-12 A J Lidderdale D Sweeney 1001
7 (5) 2 Orange, Maroon sash Dutch Mistress 9
Nag me
3 8-12 J W Unett David Probert 1001
8 (4) 9070 Orange, Black star and armlets, Black cap, Orange star Kuraanda 41
Nag me
3 8-12 J S Wainwright B McHugh 35 1001

Verdict

DUTCH MISTRESS showed enough when runner-up on her racecourse debut over C&D earlier this month to suggest she can win a race of this nature. James Unett's filly ran a shade green in the closing stages and will have benefited from the experience. Abbraccio was returned a losing favourite in similar company last time though he still makes more appeal than both American Lover and Mistress Shy. The newcomers wouldn't need to be anything special to get involved and Frontier Fighter, a half-brother to a couple of winners, is preferred to Dubai Story.