February 26 / 20.15 Wolverhampton (AW)

20.15 Wolverhampton (AW)

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Betway Classified Stakes

  • Prize money: £2970
  • 1m 1f 104y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 2m 0s
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Betway Classified Stakes

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 58-532 BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Is running well and he travelled strongly but couldn't quite get to Odd Socks Havana at Newcastle last week (1m; favourite); that was the furthest he's been but the way he finished offers hope he can stay this far.
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9th

9

(11)

27th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

20:15 Windsor

Strategic Fortune

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: John Butler

always towards rear

3/1

1st

4

(4)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

14:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Strategic Fortune

9st 5lb

J: George Wood

T: John Butler

Ex-Irish 5yo who came good for John Butler with clearcut success in C&D classified two months ago; remains unexposed over this trip and will be hard to beat if in similar form again.

9/4

5

(12)

19th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Strategic Fortune

9st 4lb

J: Molly Presland

T: John Butler

Was gaining his second win in 22 starts when comfortably taking a 0-50 classified event over C&D three weeks ago; comes into this in better form than most, but the outside stall does make things tricky.

15/8

5/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 58-231

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
First win came over 6f on turf but has had no trouble with trips from 1m2f to 1m for new yard and had a little in hand when beating Strategic Fortune on Newcastle Tapeta last week (1m); has form on this track as well; solid chance.
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5th

5

(10)

23rd Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

14:10 Newcastle (AW)

Odd Socks Havana

9st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Rebecca Menzies

towards rear, steady headway over 2f out, ridden and briefly disputed lead 1f out, no extra final 110yds

10/1

5th

9

(5)

20th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Odd Socks Havana

9st 1lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Rebecca Menzies

midfield, ridden over 1f out, headway inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, not pace to challenge

7/1

5th

6

(12)

19th May 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

13:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Odd Socks Havana

9st 6lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Rebecca Menzies

Fair fifth back on turf at Pontefract last time and that was after a really good spell on Tapeta since January, including two wins and four seconds; has wide draw back on AW but he should get a good pace to aim at and still looks feasibly treated on his C&D win last month; dangerous.

7/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 235-03

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Sole win came over 7f on Fibresand but he ran well in a turf handicap over 1m1f at Yarmouth in August and his recent third at Chelmsford (1m) suggests he's on the right track; thereabouts.
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6th

7

(6)

18th Jun 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

17:18 Lingfield (AW)

Send In The Clouds

9st 4lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

towards rear, pushed along and some headway over 1f out, ridden and no impression when hung left inside final furlong, soon weakened

6/1

6th

8

(12)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

14:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Send In The Clouds

9st 1lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

Gained his only win over 7f but seems fine over today's trip; placed on consecutive starts here in February, more recently when third in C&D classified won by Strategic Fortune, and probably won't be far away.

10/1

3rd

10

(4)

26th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Send In The Clouds

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

Sole win came over 7f on Fibresand but he ran well in a turf handicap over 1m1f at Yarmouth in August and his recent third at Chelmsford (1m) suggests he's on the right track; thereabouts.

5/1

14/1

Form: 73-505 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Two of his three AW wins have come over C&D, most recently last April; was running creditably in handicaps in midwinter but out with the washing on last two starts and now has wellbeing to prove.
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1st

7

(5)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 6

17:05 Nottingham

Nine Elms

9st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Roy Bowring

made all, increased tempo and went clear over 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, eased final 110yds, readily

3/1

10th

12

(6)

1st Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

13:20 Nottingham

Nine Elms

9st 0lb

J: Lewis Kent

T: Roy Bowring

in touch with leaders on outer, ridden under 4f out, lost ground under 3f out, became detached over 1f out, tailed off

66/1

Form: /41-63 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Big-priced winner of C&D maiden in December; non-stayer over 1m3f next time but his latest third in a 1m classified at Kempton was better, when finishing alongside Mr Dib Dab; can be competitive back here.
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11th

9

(7)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

14:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Just Albert

9st 0lb

J: George Bass

T: Geoffrey Deacon

Improved to cause 50-1 shock in C&D maiden in December, his sixth start, and his last two runs in classified races (1m/9.4f) were perfectly respectable but others in this line-up have more compelling claims.

16/1

9

(4)

19th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Just Albert

8st 13lb

J: George Bass

T: Geoffrey Deacon

50-1 when winning a maiden over C&D in December, beating a 74-rated rival by a head (suspect form); not disgraced in three 0-50 classified events in the meantime and less exposed than most, but more will be needed to take this.

10/1

5th

4

(2)

26th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Just Albert

9st 2lb

J: George Bass

T: Geoffrey Deacon

Big-priced winner of C&D maiden in December; non-stayer over 1m3f next time but his latest third in a 1m classified at Kempton was better, when finishing alongside Mr Dib Dab; can be competitive back here.

8/1

Form: 080-66

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 43

Form & Verdict
Had form over a similar trip on turf in Ireland but although he's been running creditably enough for new connections he would be getting weight from most of these rivals in a handicap.
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7th

11

(6)

23rd Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:26 Leicester

Power Of Lazarus

8st 7lb

J: George Rooke

T: John O’Shea

Ex-Irish 5yo; unplaced all four AW starts for new stable this year but gave pretty good account when keeping-on fourth of 12 at Kempton (7f) this month and looks well worth another crack at 1m2f.

10/1

4th

14

(5)

6th Apr 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Power Of Lazarus

8st 7lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: John O’Shea

6th

8

(10)

26th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Power Of Lazarus

9st 2lb

J: Adam McNamara

T: John O’Shea

Had form over a similar trip on turf in Ireland but although he's been running creditably enough for new connections he would be getting weight from most of these rivals in a handicap.

20/1

33/1

Form: 560-67

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 43

Form & Verdict
Minor form so far, including in 1m classified events at Chelmsford this year (well supported for the first of them); first-time cheekpieces/tongue-tie 15 days ago, just tongue tied here.
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7th

3

(1)

26th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ethel C

9st 2lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: Henry Spiller

Minor form so far, including in 1m classified events at Chelmsford this year (well supported for the first of them); first-time cheekpieces/tongue-tie 15 days ago, just tongue tied here.

33/1

7th

4

(4)

11th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Ethel C

9st 2lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: Henry Spiller

Well beaten in three novices last autumn but was heavily backed ahead of her handicap debut early last month (C&D); never looked like winning there but is evidently felt capable of better and now goes in a first-time tongue-tie/cheekpieces combination.

8/1

6th

4

(4)

6th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Ethel C

9st 2lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: Henry Spiller

Big prices and well held in three novices, two against her own sex, last autumn; this is more realistic but she could only really be considered if there's good support.

25/1

Form: 6-3332

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Still a maiden but is a solid operator at this level and has been finishing well enough over 1m on Tapeta and Polytrack of late (tight with Just Albert on recent Kempton form) to be of interest back at this trip.
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8th

5

(5)

26th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mr Dib Dab

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Loughnane

Still a maiden but is a solid operator at this level and has been finishing well enough over 1m on Tapeta and Polytrack of late (tight with Just Albert on recent Kempton form) to be of interest back at this trip.

13/2

2nd

9

(10)

29th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Kempton (AW)

Mr Dib Dab

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Mark Loughnane

Creditable third 1m classified events in all three runs this year, the first over C&D and the last two at Southwell; now 0-20 but he's an in-form contender who has place claims again.

8/1

3rd

11

(10)

19th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

18:05 Southwell (AW)

Mr Dib Dab

9st 2lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Mark Loughnane

Creditable third in a couple of classified contests this year; ties in very closely with Dubai Elegance and Magic Gem on last week's C&D effort; now 0-19 but again has place possibilities.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6-7045

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Below best this winter but has shown signs of recapturing form in recent starts at 1m (Polytrack) and 7f (on Southwell Tapeta; first-time visor, retained); tackling new trip but it looks worth a go now down in class.
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5th

14

(6)

31st Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Casaruan

8st 12lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Michael Appleby

Scored twice here (7f/1m) in 2020; inconsistent this year and last two efforts (over 9.4f) raise a stamina doubt now tackling 1m2f; others preferred.

20/1

9th

9

(11)

19th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Casaruan

8st 13lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Two wins on the Chelmsford Polytrack (7f/1m) in 2020, but none since and finished well behind a couple of these over C&D three weeks ago; plenty to prove.

20/1

9th

1

(6)

26th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Casaruan

9st 2lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

Below best this winter but has shown signs of recapturing form in recent starts at 1m (Polytrack) and 7f (on Southwell Tapeta; first-time visor, retained); tackling new trip but it looks worth a go now down in class.

7/1

100/1

Form: 005-

Last run: 75 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 31

Form & Verdict
Beaten a long way in AW novice/maiden company at 1m-1m2f and has plenty to find despite the big drop in class.
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10th

2

(7)

26th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dolly Drake

9st 2lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Geoffrey Deacon

Beaten a long way in AW novice/maiden company at 1m-1m2f and has plenty to find despite the big drop in class.

100/1

5th

2

(3)

13th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

16:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Dolly Drake

9st 0lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Geoffrey Deacon

Massive prices and she finished tailed in two 1m novice events on Polytrack last month.

100/1

11th

8

(8)

20th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

12:05 Lingfield (AW)

Dolly Drake

8st 11lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Geoffrey Deacon

200-1 when beaten a long way on her Kempton debut (1m, Polytrack) this month (around 13l behind Allowed); look elsewhere.

100/1

16/1

Form: 6827-0

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Has weights chance but best form at 7f and has plenty to prove over this far after a modest effort 19 days ago; blinkers replace cheekpieces.
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11th

9

(3)

26th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ruby Lily

9st 2lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Shaun Lycett

Has weights chance but best form at 7f and has plenty to prove over this far after a modest effort 19 days ago; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

16/1

11th

9

(1)

7th Feb 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ruby Lily

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Shaun Lycett

Ran right up to her best when second in a C&D novice in December but all her 7f handicap form leaves her with work to do.

14/1

5

(5)

22nd Dec 2021

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

13:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ruby Lily

9st 0lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Shaun Lycett

Peak RPR of just 53 (x2) in eight starts and only mid-division at Southwell on Friday; up against it; non-runner.

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Payout
Exacta £106.00
Straight Forecast £74.80
Trifecta £390.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Odd Socks Havana

The Guardian:

Strategic Fortune

Daily Mail:

Send In The Clouds

The Times:

Just Albert

POSTDATA:

Odd Socks Havana

Telegraph:

Odd Socks Havana

Daily Mirror:

Odd Socks Havana

Daily Record:

Odd Socks Havana

Daily Express:

Send In The Clouds

The Star:

Strategic Fortune