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18:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

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Grand Theatre Wolverhampton Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £3726
  • 1m 0f 142y
  • Class 6
  • 7 runners
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Grand Theatre Wolverhampton Nursery Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £4.00

Form: 067

Last run: 77 days

W: 8st 10lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Didn't reveal much in the way of ability in her three starts in maiden and novice company (6f-7f); step up in trip looks a positive but others make greater appeal on her nursery debut.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(3)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 75y

Class 6

18:25 Nottingham

Cariad

9st 11lb

J: Liam Wright

T: George Scott

slowly into stride

13/2

11/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 951265 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Improved to win a Lingfield nursery (7f, Polytrack) in July; has been reasonably consistent in defeat since; handicapper has given him a squeak here with a 2lb drop; not ruled out.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

12

(11)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zakram

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David O’Meara

Exposed 3yo whose record is only 1-26; however, he's currently in a consistent vein of form and went down by only a neck at Lingfield (1m, AW) eight days ago; has a fighting chance off same mark.

6/1

2nd

7

(3)

5th Nov 2023

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1m 0f 1y

Class 6

12:25 Lingfield (AW)

Zakram

9st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: David O’Meara

Sole win (25 races) was in July 2022 over 7f here; consistent in recent outings, runner-up to Neptune Legend over C&D last time, and has a cracking each-way chance once again.

11/4

Form: 005431

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Takes on Sweet Fortune for the third successive start, having finished behind her over C&D but then turned the tables at Brighton last month; now 7lb worse off with that re-opposing rival for under 2l, so likely to need improvement if he is to uphold those placings.

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6th

7

(2)

18th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Amarillo Gold

9st 4lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Jamie Osborne

took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, outpaced and ridden over 1f out, lost position gradually inside final furlong

7/1

5th

8

(8)

27th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Amarillo Gold

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

disputed lead, led clearly after 1f, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

4/1

3rd

4

(1)

3rd Sep 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Amarillo Gold

9st 6lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Jamie Osborne

led at steady pace, ridden and quickened 2f out, faced strong challenge and hung left inside final furlong, headed and lost two places inside final 110yds

11/4

Form: 097

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 8lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at big prices in all three starts over 6f; takes a marked step up in trip for his nursery debut; cheekpieces also fitted; much more needed.

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10th

2

(10)

24th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Solitary Trees

9st 11lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: George Boughey

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ridden and outpaced against near rail 2f out, soon hung right and weakened (jockey said gelding hung right-handed)

9/4

1st

1

(1)

18th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Solitary Trees

9st 10lb

J: James Doyle

T: George Boughey

prominent, going easily over 2f out, soon led, pushed along and quickened over 1f out, went clear inside final furlong, easily

2/1

1st

5

(3)

13th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Solitary Trees

8st 13lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: George Boughey

bumped start, midfield, headway from 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong

7/2

Form: 645425

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 10lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Improved when a close second on his nursery debut at Leicester (7f, good to firm) last month; took a backward step again at Catterick (6f, good to firm) latest, when he was carried right on the home turn; up 2lb; not written off but needs to get back on track now up significantly in trip.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

(9)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Man Made Of Smoke

9st 3lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

reared start and blindfold off late, slowly into stride

14/1

4th

5

(2)

17th Jul 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Man Made Of Smoke

9st 3lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: David Evans

His win came off 2lb higher here (9.4f) in May but he's not matched that since and has been well below form in his last two runs (1m2f); record now stands at 1-26 and has plenty to prove again with regular headgear removed.

12/1

OUR TIP

100/30

Form: 963412 CD BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the second attempt in nurseries when winning going away over C&D (first-time cheekpieces; Amarillo Gold second) last month; not far off that level when second to the re-opposing Amarillo Gold at Brighton latest and is now 7lb better off with him for under 2l; same mark; big player.

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6th

6

(4)

6th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Sweet Fortune

9st 4lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

Won at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) in August and pedigree provides some hope regarding this step up in trip; however, she's struggled on her last two starts (8.6f/1m, including here) and has something to prove.

14/1

12th

13

(6)

6th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:20 Southwell (AW)

Sweet Fortune

9st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Ready winner of a Wolverhampton nursery (extended 1m) in August off a 2lb lower mark; good second next time but her form has dipped twice since; the return to Class 6 company will help but others are open to more obvious progress.

10/1

7th

10

(8)

7th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sweet Fortune

8st 7lb

J: Shane Gray

T: K R Burke

Her form in Class 6 nurseries includes a C&D success; below form back here when last seen two months ago; the only course winner in the field but takes a step up in grade.

12/1

11/2

Form: 669

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 11lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Stepped up on a modest first couple of runs when going up in trip at Haydock (1m, good to soft) last time, albeit never a threat; should begin to see more now he enters nurseries up again in trip.

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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

(2)

10th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 4

16:50 Chester

Leap Year Lad

8st 13lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Kevin Ryan

Won two handicaps over shorter last season; left the impression he'd come on for his recent return to action at Ayr but his stamina isn't assured and he's still 3lb higher than for his last win.

12/1

8th

12

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Leap Year Lad

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Two wins last season, the latter off 3lb lower at Haydock (1m2f, good) in July; won't mind if there's some lingering juice in the ground here but has been absent since a disappointing hurdling debut in November.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £334.00
Straight Forecast £329.80
Trifecta £1695.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sweet Fortune

Daily Mail:

Zakram

The Times:

Leap Year Lad

NEWMARKET:

Cariad

The Star:

Amarillo Gold

The Guardian:

Leap Year Lad

RP Ratings:

Sweet Fortune

POSTDATA:

Sweet Fortune

Telegraph:

Sweet Fortune

Daily Mirror:

Sweet Fortune

Daily Record:

Sweet Fortune

Daily Express:

Zakram

The Sun:

Zakram