November 29 / 17.30 Wolverhampton (AW)

17.30 Wolverhampton (AW)

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  • Prize money: £3240
  • 1m 1f 104y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 2m 0s
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 71/11- CD

Last run: 368 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Very lightly raced 5yo who returns from a year off but he's won all three of his handicaps including two over C&D; 4lb higher than for his Chelmsford success last time but he's open to more progress and is an interesting contender on his comeback.
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6th

5

(3)

19th May 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fitwood Star

9st 5lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Teal

19th

15

(9)

16th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:55 Newbury

Fitwood Star

8st 13lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Roger Teal

6th

2

(5)

14th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fitwood Star

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Teal

Only had eight starts and won four on the bounce on the AW (including three over 9.5f here) between November 2018 and November 2021; not so good when sixth of seven back here (9.5f) in January and although his pedigree suggests this longer trip should be within range, he does have something to prove after that latest effort.

7/2

25/1

  • Place: £7.10

Form: 445-05

Last run: 206 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far here in all of his three runs (7f/8.6f) late last year but his RPRs were regressive and he's been well held in two turf handicaps this season; been gelded and mark is sliding but has quite a bit to prove on return for new yard (was with Tom Dascombe).
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2nd

11

(6)

29th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rockets Red Glare

9st 1lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

Not beaten far here in all of his three runs (7f/8.6f) late last year but his RPRs were regressive and he's been well held in two turf handicaps this season; been gelded and mark is sliding but has quite a bit to prove on return for new yard (was with Tom Dascombe).

25/1

100/30

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 121281 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
All six wins have been gained at this track including a decisive win when a well-backed favourite over C&D 16 days ago; hung left in the closing stages but a 4lb rise for that success looks fair and he's a big player again in his follow-up bid.
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7th

3

(4)

4th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Hooflepuff

9st 4lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Brian Ellison

6-19 on Tapeta at Wolverhampton but, although 0-6 on same surface at this venue, has run well here, is consistent and trainer in good form; should run well in an open event.

9/2

3rd

5

(3)

10th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hooflepuff

9st 6lb

Record of 6-18 at Wolverhampton, including three wins in the autumn; finished first past the post over C&D four weeks ago, demoted to second for causing interference; remains in good form and commands respect.

15/8

2nd

5

(4)

13th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hooflepuff

9st 3lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Record of 6-17 at this venue, the most recent success on penultimate start; finished well for close third over C&D later in November, looking a shade unlucky as he might have won with a clearer run (hampered over 1f out); respected off same mark.

2/1

Form: 3-1101 CD

Last run: 154 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
No win in his first ten starts but he's won six of his last nine including a last-gasp success at Pontefract (1m2f, good) when last seen in June; up another 3lb but he's 2-3 at this track and is respected back on AW on his return.
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3rd

2

(2)

26th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 4

14:20 Ripon

Dragons Will Rise

9st 9lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Micky Hammond

3/1

14

(10)

22nd May 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:30 York

Dragons Will Rise

9st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Eight wins from 13 starts from March 2020 until March 2022, all over 1m-1m2f, before a respectable AW run 12 days ago; unraced beyond that on Flat (tailed off in one hurdle race) so he's one of several notable candidates in this race for whom stamina is far from assured.

20/1

Form: -16364 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Responded well to a tongue-tie when scoring on stable debut at Chepstow (7f, good to firm) in June but he's not gone on from that in four runs since; ran respectably when fourth over C&D last time but he needs to find some extra spark to make a major impact here.
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4th

8

(3)

30th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

20:08 Newbury

Star Of Valour

9st 1lb

J: George Rooke

T: Joe Tizzard

upset in stalls, in touch with leaders, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, ridden up the centre over 2f out, edged left 1f out, held but kept on inside final furlong, went fourth final stride

8/1

2nd

2

(8)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

20:45 Haydock

Star Of Valour

9st 13lb

J: George Rooke

T: Joe Tizzard

towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders 1f out, switched left and chased winner inside final furlong, ridden and no extra towards finish

5/1

3rd

5

(12)

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 1f 11y

Class 5

17:21 Goodwood

Star Of Valour

9st 10lb

J: George Rooke

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and chased leaders 1f out, kept on

10/1

Form: 494274 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Triple winner for Mark Johnston and last success was off 8lb higher over C&D; mixed bag in eight runs for his current yard but he went close at Carlisle in August and was a fair fourth from off the pace here (8.6f) last time; now goes back up in trip and he could be dangerous if he gets the breaks.
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1st

5

(3)

27th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

13:45 Pontefract

Bavardages

10st 1lb

J: Miss Serena Brotherton

T: Michael & David Easterby

raced freely, tracked leaders, chased leader over 3f out, pushed along and switched right under 2f out, soon alone and against near rail, led 1f out, soon went clear

5/2

7th

7

(9)

6th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Pontefract

Bavardages

9st 5lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

led, pushed along over 2f out, headed under 2f out, weakened over 1f out

7/1

7th
5 (10)
Stiletto

9/1

Form: 952-5 BF

Last run: 317 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 3yo who looks feasibly treated on his best novice form at 1m2f for John Gosden last winter; changed hands for 67,000gns in February and has been gelded since; returns from a lengthy absence but he needs checking in the market back in trip on his handicap debut; cheekpeices worn last time are removed.
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8th

7

(7)

26th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Lingfield (AW)

Stiletto

9st 0lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ben James

Showed some promise for John Gosden but he hasn't looked ahead of his mark in two starts for new connections; looked a tricky ride at Southwell last month and comes here with something to prove; cheekpieces (worn once last January) are now given another go.

20/1

9th

5

(3)

27th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

16:00 Southwell (AW)

Stiletto

9st 10lb

J: Adam McNamara

T: Ben James

Showed fair ability in four runs (1m-1m4f) for John Gosden and wasn't a cheap purchase when moving on for 67,000gns; gelded during 317 days away and his debut for this yard at Wolverhampton (9.4f; 11-1) wasn't devoid of promise; this perhaps more his trip.

9/1

7th

5

(10)

29th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Stiletto

9st 5lb

J: Adam McNamara

T: Ben James

Lightly raced 3yo who looks feasibly treated on his best novice form at 1m2f for John Gosden last winter; changed hands for 67,000gns in February and has been gelded since; returns from a lengthy absence but he needs checking in the market back in trip on his handicap debut; cheekpeices worn last time are removed.

9/1

8th
12 (7)
Elixsoft

12/1

Form: 806154 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Won off only 1lb lower at Ayr (1m) in her final run in the spring and she's returned to action with two respectable efforts this autumn, most recently when fourth of 12 over C&D 16 days ago; that was behind Hooflepuff but she missed the break and has claims if she can get away on terms this time.
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4th

4

(1)

13th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

19:50 Nottingham

Elixsoft

9st 8lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Gemma Tutty

prominent, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out

3/1

3rd

4

(2)

10th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

15:40 Beverley

Elixsoft

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Gemma Tutty

1st

1

(3)

7th May 2022

Good

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

13:00 Nottingham

Elixsoft

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Gemma Tutty

Form: 187630 CD

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Prolific winner over 1m-1m2f, including twice at Epsom in July, but he's lost his way in last five runs and was tailed off at Chelmsford last time; now 3lb lower than for last success but he needs to turn things around back on Tapeta.
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1st

3

(4)

28th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

13:40 Redcar

Mythical Madness

9st 10lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

A long time since this 11yo won over today's trip but he was second in this last year and he arrives on the back of a commanding handicap win under Mark Winn at Lingfield (1m, AW); every chance he'll be in the mix.

7/2

1st

1

(9)

16th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Mythical Madness

9st 10lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who is nothing like as good as he was, but did score twice on turf last summer and is a stone lower than for the second of those wins; in the frame in five of his last six starts, but they were over further and not sure this sharp mile is ideal for him now.

6/1

3rd

2

(3)

7th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Mythical Madness

9st 8lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who is nothing like as good as he was, but did score twice on turf last summer and has run well to reach the frame at Wolverhampton (9.4f/8.6f) in his last two starts; return to 1m2f on Polytrack is no problem and he shouldn't be far away.

9/1

OUR TIP

12/1

Form: 294603 CD

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Two wins on Tapeta early in the year (including C&D) but he's not been at his best in last three starts and was a remote third at Newcastle (1m2f) last month; others preferred.
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4th

2

(1)

31st May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:50 Brighton

Starfighter

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Mark Loughnane

raced in second, lost second and prominent 6f out, ridden over 2f out, held final furlong

7/1

4th

3

(1)

26th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 23y

Class 5

15:13 Yarmouth

Starfighter

9st 1lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Mark Loughnane

6th

4

(7)

13th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Starfighter

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Mark Loughnane

0-10 since his Wolverhampton win (9.4f) last March but he's now 5lb lower than for that success and wasn't beaten far when favourite back at Wolverhampton last month; has won over C&D in the past and he looks interesting if he can build on that last run.

5/1

12/1

Form: 7-2976

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Still unexposed after just five starts and he's shaped with promise in 1m Kempton handicaps (Polytrack) in his last two runs; mark is sliding and has claims if he can find something extra at this new trip.
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3rd

4

(2)

21st May 2022

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

16:48 Musselburgh

Tacitus

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Tjade Collier

14th

7

(7)

3rd May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:10 Wetherby

Tacitus

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Tjade Collier

Maiden who has been soundly beaten in two 7f starts for this yard; has plenty to prove on the face of it but soft ground wouldn't have been ideal last month and the return to 1m is in his favour; better show on the cards.

20/1

11th

4

(1)

4th Apr 2022

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

14:05 Redcar

Tacitus

9st 6lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Tjade Collier

12th
10 (13)
First Dance

25/1

Form: 112078 CD

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
C&D winner who won twice at Newmarket (1m) this summer but she's struggled on turf and Tapeta in her last three runs; still 5lb higher than for last win and has plenty to prove from tough draw.
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6th

2

(6)

23rd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

19:45 Leicester

First Dance

9st 9lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Tom Tate

midfield on outer, towards rear after 3f, pushed along from over 3f out, soon outpaced, held when rallied and kept on from over 1f out, never dangerous

12/1

5th

4

(3)

7th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:35 Wetherby

First Dance

9st 2lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Tom Tate

prominent, lost second over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on final furlong

16/1

Form: 665127 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Six-time turf winner with a record of 0-11 on AW; went very close over C&D last month but he failed to back that up here last time and others are more persuasive; headgear returns for the first time this year.
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2nd

4

(5)

27th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

13:45 Pontefract

Billy Roberts

10st 6lb

J: Miss Stephanie Jardeback

T: Simon Whitaker

held up in behind leaders on inner, waiting for room and lost ground 3f out, in the clear but still plenty to do 2f out, kept on and went second final 110yds, never near to challenge

11/2

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Exacta £726.00
Straight Forecast £888.40
Tricast £2846.20
Trifecta £4942.00

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Fitwood Star

SPOTLIGHT:

Hooflepuff

The Star:

Dragons Will Rise

The Times:

Stiletto

The Sun:

Star Of Valour

POSTDATA:

Billy Roberts

Telegraph:

Fitwood Star

The Guardian:

Fitwood Star

Daily Mail:

Fitwood Star

Daily Record:

Dragons Will Rise

RP Ratings:

Hooflepuff

Daily Express:

Hooflepuff

Daily Mirror:

Hooflepuff