50 Free Bet At coral.co.uk Handicap 1m 4f 50y

  • (4yo+, 1m 4f 50y, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 37.15s
  • Off time: 15:10:47
Full result
Result 15:05 Wolverhampton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Illustrious Forest 11/10f
2nd 4 Reflect 3 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 66/2148-
White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap Epic Storm (IRE) 20
  • T:S Curran
  • J:Adam Beschizza
  • Form: 66/2148-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
5 136 9-10 S Curran Adam Beschizza 75 7/2
2 (2) 093346-
Pink and Dark Blue stripes, Dark Blue and Pink diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap Standpoint 14
  • T:C R Dore
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 093346-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
7 135 9-9 C R Dore L Morris 74 6/1
3 (4) 50/5160-
Emerald green, yellow cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Boston Blue 35
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Martin Lane
  • Form: 50/5160-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
6 133 9-7 A W Carroll Martin Lane 72 33/1
4 (3) 002624-
Purple, pink stars, purple sleeves, pink spots, purple cap, pink star Reflect (IRE) 12
  • T:D Shaw
  • J:Martin Dwyer
  • Form: 002624-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7t
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 t D Shaw Martin Dwyer 72 9/1
5 (1) 100802-
Black, Red cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Illustrious Forest 8
  • T:J Mackie
  • J:G Gibbons
  • Form: 100802-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 J Mackie G Gibbons 71 11/10f
6 (7) 718990-
Black, Yellow hoops, Yellow and Black diabolo on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star Mazij 70
  • T:P W Hiatt
  • J:C Catlin
  • Form: 718990-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 P W Hiatt C Catlin 70 33/1
7 (5) 33/4423-
Pink, Purple cross belts, quartered cap Minsky Mine (IRE) 26
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form: 33/4423-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
6 125 8-13 M Appleby A Mullen 64 8/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 2 Shieldmaiden (USA)
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
4 9-6 M Johnston J Fanning 10/1
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In depth

Verdict

Epic Storm hasn't progressed since winning a maiden race over C&D in November and is closely matched with Standpoint on their running at Lingfield last month. Illustrious Forest has more obvious claims as he found only Sir Boss too good last time and the latter won again earlier this week. Boston Blue and Mazij won on the Turf last year but have been in dreadful form subsequently so REFLECT gets a tentative vote. He's 10lb lower than when runner-up in a Beverley seller in September and will have come on for his recent debut for Derek Shaw over a shorter trip at this track.

Formwatch

Illustrious Forest 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, driven to lead over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Sir Boss (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.

Reflect (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Pulled hard in rear, behind 6f out, ridden 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, never a factor, 4th of 5, 7l behind Knowe Head (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f Handicap (0-78) (3yo+) (5) pol in Dec.

Standpoint 10-1 (9-3) Took keen hold in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 8, 4l behind Wildomar (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.

Epic Storm (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Steadied start towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 10, 5l behind Flying Power (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.

Minsky Mine (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Raced wide early tracked leader over 8f out, ridden to lead 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Layline (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.

Mazij 28-1 (9-10) Tracked leader until ridden and lost place over 4f out, 12th of 13, well behind Saaboog (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.

Boston Blue 25-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway halfway, weakened over 3f out, last of 12, 29l behind Gabrial's King (9-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.