Book Wolverhampton Hospitality Maiden Stakes 7f 32y
- (3yo+, 7f 32y, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 28.38s
- Off time: 14:40:55
|1st||8 Spark Of Genius||8/13f|
|3rd||2 Captain Cavallo||4||33/1|
Acton Jenson 10
|3||129 9-3||B P J Baugh||J-P Guillambert||28/1|
Captain Cavallo 57
|5||129 9-3 vt||N J Vaughan||L Morris||45||33/1|
|3||129 9-3 t1||Miss N L-Beavis||J F McDonald||14/1|
|3||124 8-12||E G Bevan||M Coumbe (3)||28/1|
Infortual (TUR) 304
|3||124 8-12||C Hills||R Winston||2/1|
Naafetha (IRE) 78
|4||124 8-12 h||A G Foster||G Lee||45||9/1|
|3||124 8-12||A Crook||T Eaves||33/1|
Spark Of Genius 12
|3||124 8-12||J A R Toller||R Havlin||63||8/13f|
||3||9-3||R Harris||L Morris||9/2|
Naafetha has gone backwards since a decent reappearance at Musselburgh in April so this looks between Spark Of Genius and INFORTUAL. The former has been making steady progress and battled on for second behind Hint Of Progress over a mile at Kempton but may have to settle for the runners-up spot again. Infortual started favourite for what looked a moderate contest at Lingfield in February but didn't show as much as expected. However, the form hasn't worked out badly and Charles Hills' filly looks the type to do well over the winter.
Spark Of Genius 7-2 (8-12) Mid-division, headway on outside 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression in clear 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Hint Of Promise (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Infortual (TUR) 6-5fav (8-5) Held up in touch in rear, headway to chase winner 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Burnhope (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Captain Cavallo 66-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, soon with leader, effort and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 16l behind Dick Bos (9-3) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Just River Medicean colt out of Just Wood.
Acton Jenson 66-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, 7th of 8, 42l behind Desert Vision (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Reverberate 100-1 (8-12) Always behind, 7th of 8, 39l behind Starfield (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Naafetha (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, lost place over 1f out, soon behind, 8th of 9, 11l behind Summer Dancer (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Fountain Girl Green Card filly out of Ballydoyle Counsel.