Free Bets Galore At bookmakers.co.uk Claiming Stakes 1m 4f 50y

  • (4yo+, 1m 4f 50y, Class 5, 5 runners)
  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 41.21s
  • Off time: 18:00:23
Full result
Result 18:00 Wolverhampton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Stand Guard 1/2f
2nd 5 Priors Gold 1 11/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 790/07-3
Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Blizzard Blues (USA) 10
  • T:A Sadik
  • J:Raul Da Silva
  • Form: 790/07-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-11b
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
7 137 9-11 b A Sadik Raul Da Silva (3) 68 40/1
2 (1) 148115-
Purple, light green striped sleeves Stand Guard 20
  • T:J Butler
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 148115-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
9 133 9-7 J Butler A Kirby 87 1/2f
3 (5) 023508-
Yellow, light blue cross belts, yellow and black diabolo on sleeves Wild Desert (FR) 157
  • T:J Gallagher
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 023508-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
8 133 9-7 J Gallagher R Winston 80 8/1
4 (2) 60900-6
Black, orange hoop and armlets, quartered cap Pirate Chest (IRE) 9
  • T:P Holmes
  • J:D Fentiman
  • Form: 60900-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3bt
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 bt P Holmes D Fentiman 53 50/1
5 (4) 25124/3-
Dark Blue, White Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Priors Gold 39
  • T:Ollie Pears
  • J:Jacob Butterfield
  • Form: 25124/3-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 Ollie Pears Jacob Butterfield (7) 75 11/4

In depth

Verdict

STAND GUARD floundered in a Class 2 handicap at Lingfield last time but should take care of this lesser opposition. He comes out best at the weights and can add to his previous 15 victories on the all-weather. Wild Desert is next best on official ratings but makes little appeal on form as he debuts for a new yard and Priors Gold looks a bigger danger with an apprentice taking over the reins. Blizzard Blues showed a bit more last time having finished last well behind the selection at Lingfield before that.

Formwatch

Stand Guard 11-4fav (9-7) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression, 5th of 7, 7l behind Royal Peculiar (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Dec.

Priors Gold 20-1 (10-0) Keen in touch, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Thecornishcockney (9-11) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.

Wild Desert (FR) 12-1 (9-13) Towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 34l behind Body Language (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.

Blizzard Blues (USA) 66-1 (9-10) Dwelt, held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on and went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Sir Boss (10-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.

Pirate Chest (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 19l behind Noble Jack (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol.