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18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

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  • 0m 7f 36y
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

1st
11 (5)
Abduction

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.50
  • Place: £3.70

Form: 126042 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has been in good form at his beloved Ayr lately but is on a career-high mark again and 12lb higher than when last seen on the AW; will need a personal best at the end of a busy season.

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

19th

19

(15)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Abduction

8st 6lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Jim Goldie

midfield

40/1

10th

5

(12)

21st Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 3

18:15 Musselburgh

Abduction

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Has done most winning in the autumn and boasts a better strike-rate on the AW; like Quest For Fun he resumes from six months off on a career-high mark at the age of six having closed out last year with a win, and he too is drawn wide.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 357020 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Keen-going front-runner who's had a couple of wide stalls to deal with on turf lately, running well at Chester (likes it there) before being taken on and bombing at York; a lot will hinge on how he settles and whether he gets his own way.

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1st

3

(13)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Percys Lad

9st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Record at Chester includes a success in 2022 and respectable third (off 3lb higher from wide draw) in this contest last year; solid second at Newmarket on reappearance; not ruled out.

9/1

2nd

7

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 Newmarket

Percys Lad

8st 13lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

prominent, briefly disputed lead over 2f out, soon pressed winner, kept on

12/1

3rd

2

(7)

27th Oct 2023

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0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Percys Lad

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Daniel & Claire Kubler

Keen-going front-runner who's had a couple of wide stalls to deal with on turf lately, running well at Chester (likes it there) before being taken on and bombing at York; a lot will hinge on how he settles and whether he gets his own way.

10/1

Form: 246821 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner who's been in good form on turf and remains on a competitive mark (upped 3lb for his Haydock win) back from seven weeks off; no obvious reason he won't go well once more.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(6)

21st Apr 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 3

18:15 Musselburgh

Street Kid

9st 7lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

Free-going gelding who's gone well fresh a few times in the past and did so again on his 7f Wolverhampton comeback, when always well positioned from a handy stall (third win over that C&D); is fine on turf and looks a likely player up just 1lb.

5/1

1st

2

(4)

16th Mar 2024

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0m 7f 36y

Class 3

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Street Kid

9st 11lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Kevin Philippart De Foy

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ridden and challenging 1f out, led but hung right inside final furlong, kept on

5/1

Form: -55417 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Well suited by easy, turning courses, as illustrated by his Chester beating of Percy's Lad (third win there) early last month; things didn't pan out his way at Ayr next time and this previous C&D winner should fare better.

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10th

9

(12)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Master Zoffany

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Successful three times at Chester, including in 3yo handicap at this meeting in 2021; has a question mark over current form but the return to this venue may prompt a resurgent display.

12/1

11th

13

(1)

29th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Master Zoffany

8st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Richard Fahey

Ended his 2023 campaign with a success at this venue, beating Greatgadian; however, not in the same form this year and current mark demands a career best; others preferred.

25/1

7th

4

(1)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Master Zoffany

8st 12lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Richard Fahey

raced in third

9/1

12/1

Form: 530557 CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Has three wins and a second to his name in eight runs over C&D, latterly when going in off a 7lb higher mark this time last year; is into the veteran stage and can pull hard/start slowly, so there are risks from stall 9, but the switch from turf should help.

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3rd

7

(11)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 127y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Documenting

9st 10lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Kevin Frost

Last-time-out success at Chelmsford (7f, AW) shows he retains a useful level of ability aged 11; still well treated on historical data but his turf form took a turn for the worse in 2023.

14/1

1st

4

(6)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

11:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Documenting

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Frost

prominent

14/1

6th

3

(12)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 3

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Documenting

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Kevin Frost

dwelt start, took keen hold, in rear

7/1

12/1

Form: -10207 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent this year and not much room for manoeuvre off this mark (3lb higher than for his comeback Newcastle win in the spring); won't mind the drop from 1m but whether he'll be able to lead as he likes with Percy's Lad next door is questionable.

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3rd

2

(10)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 3

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Master Richard

9st 10lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ann Duffield

C&D winner who races prominently; looked held when hampered at Wolverhampton last time (7f; winner at 1m) and that's now three below-par runs.

25/1

12/1

Form: 040080 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Veteran who's become hard to win with and been on the downgrade this year, coming 22lb down the weights; late in the day to be making his Tapeta debut in a new form of headgear and will need some luck if dropped in as usual from stall 11.

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5th

9

(6)

20th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Escobar

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

steadied start, towards rear

10/1

9th

8

(8)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Escobar

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

sweating, dwelt start, midfield on near side of group

14/1

8th

7

(11)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Escobar

9st 3lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who's become hard to win with and been on the downgrade this year, coming 22lb down the weights; late in the day to be making his Tapeta debut in a new form of headgear and will need some luck if dropped in as usual from stall 11.

12/1

Form: 304523 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Most wins have come in the summer, mainly over 6f, but he arrives in good form having come away with two others in an Ascot sprint three weeks ago; stall 10 wouldn't be ideal for one happiest on the sharp end but it's hard to find any other negatives.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(9)

3rd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Mitrosonfire

9st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

in touch with leaders

8/1

7th

5

(8)

26th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

16:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mitrosonfire

8st 4lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

blindfold off late, slowly away, in rear, raced wide home turn, soon weakened

12/1

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10th
3 (6)
Aratus

8/1

Form: 90603- D

Last run: 381 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Excuses with one thing and another during a limited campaign last year, including when drawn on the wrong side at Ascot; can pull hard and there are risks involved back from a year off following a second wind operation, but is worth a look.

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

5th

2

(1)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Aratus

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

No win since 2021 but has good recent form, having been placed at Kempton in three of his last four races (7f/1m; the hood worn each time is now removed); thereabouts provided he continues in similar vein.

7/2

3rd

2

(5)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Aratus

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Off the track for 381 days prior to his return in October and he's run two good races and two lesser ones since reappearing; the two good efforts have both come at this track, latterly over 1m 25 days ago; looks a key player back at 7f with Rossa Ryan retaining the ride.

11/4

2nd

1

(3)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Aratus

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

took keen hold, towards rear early, headway into midfield after 1f

7/2

8/1

Form: 035014 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Done most winning round easy, turning courses, so has that in his favour; isn't as consistent now, which is no surprise given his age, but retains most of his ability and is fine on Tapeta; the harder they go the better for him.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

1

(4)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 2

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Safe Voyage

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Done most winning round easy, turning courses, so has that in his favour; isn't as consistent now, which is no surprise given his age, but retains most of his ability and is fine on Tapeta; the harder they go the better for him.

8/1

4th

2

(9)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 212y

Class 2

16:25 Haydock

Safe Voyage

10st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John Quinn

Veteran now but he ran really well in the Thirsk Hunt Cup (1m) and the Victoria Cup at Ascot (7f) in the spring and took advantage of a slight drop in grade at Chester (7.5f) last time, underlining how well he goes on soft ground; has an excellent course record and should remain very competitive after a 5lb rise.

11/2

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Exacta £987.00
Straight Forecast £860.80
Tricast £7489.00
Trifecta £12275.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Street Kid

LAMBOURN:

Aratus

Daily Mirror:

Master Richard

The Guardian:

Abduction

Daily Mail:

Documenting

Daily Record:

Safe Voyage

The Star:

Aratus

TOPSPEED:

Street Kid

POSTDATA:

Street Kid

NEWMARKET:

Street Kid

Telegraph:

Street Kid

The Sun:

Street Kid