coral.co.uk Handicap 7f 32y

  • (4yo+, 7f 32y, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 29.09s
  • Off time: 16:26:32
Full result
Result 16:25 Wolverhampton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 The Guru Of Gloom 16/1
2nd 2 Haftohaf s.h 10/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (7) 29534-5
Maroon, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap Showboating (IRE) 24
  • T:A J Mccabe
  • J:S M Levey
  • Form: 29534-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7p
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 p A J Mccabe S M Levey 75 7/1
2 (4) 112-34
Dark blue, grey stars, halved sleeves, dark blue cap Haftohaf 16
  • T:M Botti
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 112-34
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7p1
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 p1 M Botti A Kirby 75 10/11f
3 (5) 1150-40
Dark Blue, Yellow hoops, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Smalljohn 20
  • T:B Smart
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 1150-40
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6v
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
7 132 9-6 v B Smart William Twiston-Davies (5) 74 9/1
4 (3) 9222-00
Maroon, maroon and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, maroon star Beauty Pageant (IRE) 22
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:William Carson
  • Form: 9222-00
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 P D Evans William Carson 72 50/1
5 (6) 2-1
Purple, white disc, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Frontier Fighter 27
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 2-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 D O'Meara D Tudhope 69 4/1
6 (2) 3600-76
Royal Blue, Yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 11
  • T:W R Muir
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 3600-76
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 W R Muir L Morris 69 16/1
7 (1) 17-5861
PURPLE and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves, YELLOW cap Lord of The Dance (IRE) (ex6) 7
  • T:M Mullineaux
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 17-5861
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 M Mullineaux T Eaves 62 9/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 5 Trojan Rocket (IRE)
  • T:G Prodromou
  • J:D E Egan
4 9-0 G Prodromou D E Egan 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

Showboating continues to run well without being good enough and still looks a shade high in the weights. Smalljohn has plenty to find with Haftohaf on collateral form and it's only a matter of time before the latter is scoring again following his latest close-up fourth at Kempton. FRONTIER FIGHTER needs to improve making his handicap debut but landed the odds by nearly four lengths here last month with a subsequent winner behind so David O'Meara's charge gets the nod. Lord of The Dance also won nicely over track and trip last week but this is tougher.

Formwatch

The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 9, 6l behind Balti's Sister (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.

Haftohaf 2-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, kept on towards finish, just held close home, 4th of 7, nk behind Toga Tiger (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.

Frontier Fighter 10-11fav (9-6) Raced keenly, made virtuallly all, pushed clear over 1f out, in command when edged left and reminder inside final furlong, unchallenged, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Cape Crossing (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.

Showboating (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out and headway on outer, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2l behind Seek The Fair Land (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.

Lord of The Dance (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating Bussa (8-6) by 2l, 10 ran.

Smalljohn 14-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 16l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.

Beauty Pageant (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, hard driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 11l behind Waking Warrior (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.