Today's racecards

Wolverhampton

  • 16:50 Sponsor A Race By Calling 01902 390000 Handicap1m 4f 50y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:50:18
16:50 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Il Portico 4/1
2nd Port Hill 8/1
3rd Royal Torbo (KSA) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 070-223 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Moonbalej 21
Nag me
3 9-4 b M Johnston Greg Fairley 60 11/26.50
2 (1) 70-7762 Royal blue, red sleeves, dark blue cap Port Hill 17
Nag me
3 9-2 W M Brisbourne S W Kelly 58 8/19.00
3 (5) 84-2314 Black, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Vittachi 24
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-2 b J D Bethell T P Queally 58 9/110.00
4 (8) 8-62505 Yellow and emerald green stripes, yellow sleeves Royal Torbo (KSA) 7
Nag me
3 9-2 George Baker Matthew Davies (5) 58 9/110.00
5 (2) 740-323 Dark green, red chevrons on sleeves, red cap, dark green diamond Temple Fair (USA) 12
Nag me
3 9-1 M Johnston J Fanning 57 7/24.50
6 (6) 794-662 ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves and cap Second Brook (IRE) 26
Nag me
3 9-1 R Hollinshead A Kirby 57 10/34.33
7 (4) 060- Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, Emerald Green and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Il Portico 197
Nag me
3 8-11 M R Channon K Fallon 53 4/15.00
9 (3) 6-76 BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves Light The City (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-5 Mrs R Carr A Elliott 47 40/141.00
Non runners
8 (7)097Swindlers Lass (IRE)38-10Mark GillardN Chalmers52

Verdict

Il Portico is an interesting handicap debutant however MOONBALEJ and Temple Fair give Mark Johnston a strong hand and preference is for the former. The selection carries top-weight after three solid efforts this winter. He is no superstar but looks capable of winning off this mark and this track should suit. Port Hill ran his best race in a maiden here last time but has a 10lb higher mark as a result, Vitachi is a course winner but he has been doing well at a lower level, whilst Royal Torbo needs a market check as he steps up in trip but edges down the weights. Temple Fair always looked the sort to improve for this trip and ran well behind Keenes Royale last month. However he has since been well-held and hopes are rested on liking this new track. Second Brook holds him on that form, Il Portico could be well-handicapped but he needs to improve for the longer trip, whilst the same applies to Swindlers Lass. Not a strong race, but the nod goes to Moonbalej.