Bookmaker Reviews At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap 5f 20y

  • (4yo+, 5f 20y, Class 6, 11 runners)
  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 2.30s
  • Off time: 15:20:19
Full result
Result 15:20 Wolverhampton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Bailadeira 16/1
2nd 7 Imjin River nk 12/1
3rd 11 Fantasy Fighter ½ 7/1


Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (9) 2051-48
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, YELLOW cap Methaaly (IRE) 20
  • T:M Mullineaux
  • J:Robert Tart
  • Form: 2051-48
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-7be
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
10 133 9-7 be M Mullineaux Robert Tart (7) 60 9/1
2 (7) 65877-6
White and Dark Green diamonds, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap No Mean Trick (USA) 14
  • T:P T Midgley
  • J:M Fenton
  • Form: 65877-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
7 132 9-6 P T Midgley M Fenton 59 7/2j
3 (3) 66-3802
Red, white stripe, red sleeves, white spots and spots on cap Russian Bullet 10
  • T:J A Osborne
  • J:D Sweeney
  • Form: 66-3802
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 J A Osborne D Sweeney 58 7/2j
4 (4) 51/5057-
Red and White diamonds, White sleeves, hooped cap Jolly Ranch 87
  • T:A G Newcombe
  • J:S M Levey
  • Form: 51/5057-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 A G Newcombe S M Levey 55 8/1
5 (5) 50-6701
PINK, DARK BLUE cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Steel City Boy (IRE) 13
  • T:Miss A Stokell
  • J:Ann Stokell
  • Form: 50-6701
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
10 128 9-2 Miss A Stokell Ann Stokell (5) 55 20/1
6 (6) 6726-38
Orange, olive green sash, brown cap Whiskey Junction 7
  • T:M Quinn
  • J:William Carson
  • Form: 6726-38
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
9 128 9-2 M Quinn William Carson 55 12/1
7 (10) 42885-5
Emerald Green, Red stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Emerald Green cap Imjin River (IRE) 25
  • T:W Stone
  • J:Natasha Eaton
  • Form: 42885-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-1t
  • OR: 54
  • Naps:
6 127 9-1 t W Stone Natasha Eaton (5) 54 12/1
8 (1) 540069-
Purple, emerald green epaulets, purple sleeves, yellow armlets, red cap Bailadeira 52
  • T:T J Etherington
  • J:James P Sullivan
  • Form: 540069-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0h
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 h T J Etherington James P Sullivan 53 16/1
9 (11) 7168-27
Purple and yellow diamonds, yellow sleeves, purple armlets and diamonds on yellow cap Yungaburra (IRE) 9
  • T:D C Griffiths
  • J:F Norton
  • Form: 7168-27
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 8-11pt
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
9 123 8-11 pt D C Griffiths F Norton 50 15/2
10 (8) 5-36
Orange, Maroon sash Ches Jicaro (IRE) 18
  • T:J W Unett
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 5-36
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-7v1
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
5 119 8-7 v1 J W Unett David Probert 45 8/1
11 (2) 04-9774
Red and White (halved), White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Fantasy Fighter (IRE) 3
  • T:R Harris
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 04-9774
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-7b
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
8 119 8-7 b R Harris L Morris 45 7/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 5 Novabridge
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:A Kirby
4 9-7 N P Mulholland A Kirby 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

None of these inspire much confidence and RUSSIAN BULLET gets only a tentative vote. He finished runner-up over course and distance last time and was winning off higher marks last year. Methaaly scored over 6f here in December but hasn't figured in a couple of subsequent starts and No Mean Trick is getting no closer despite slipping down the handicap. Steel City Boy finally returned to winning ways at this track last time, however, and may figure again while Whiskey Junction could make the frame on one of his going days.

Formwatch

Bailadeira 12-1 (9-2) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden inside final 2f, soon weakened, behind and eased inside final furlong, last of 9, 11l behind Pharoh Jake (9-0) at Lingfield 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.

Imjin River (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, driven 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 10, 3l behind Ivestar (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.

Fantasy Fighter (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on inside and switched left over 1f out, went 4th and one pace final furlong 150 yards, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Spellmaker (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.

Methaaly (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Colourbearer (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.

No Mean Trick (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon short of room and weakened, 6th of 9, 4l behind Cardinal (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.

Steel City Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on, won at Wolverhampton 6f Handicap (0-53) (4yo+) (6) pol in Jan beating Exkaliber (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.

Russian Bullet 14-1 (9-4) Raced keenly, chased leaders, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, hung left and headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Secret Millionaire (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.

Whiskey Junction 12-1 (10-7) Raced wide led, headed halfway, close up, ridden and weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 12l behind Lord Buffhead (10-13) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan.

Yungaburra (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden and not clearest of runs over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never a threat, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Sister Guru (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.

Ches Jicaro (IRE) 40-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 11l behind Iggy (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jan.

Jolly Ranch 14-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 7th of 12, 3l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.