Ladbrokes Handicap 1m 141y

  • (4yo+, 1m 141y, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 49.05s
  • Off time: 19:20:38
Full result
Result 19:20 Wolverhampton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Skytrain 2/1f
2nd 2 Ishikawa 1 11/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 450-032
Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Skytrain 9
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 450-032
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 M Johnston J Fanning 82 2/1f
2 (2) 253-623
Purple, white sleeves, black armlets, hooped cap Ishikawa (IRE) 30
  • T:K R Burke
  • J:R J Fitzpatrick
  • Form: 253-623
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
6 133 9-7 K R Burke R J Fitzpatrick (7) 82 11/4
3 (5) 74330-6
BROWN and RED (halved), sleeves reversed, RED cap Dubai Dynamo 13
  • T:Mrs R Carr
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form: 74330-6
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
9 132 9-6 Mrs R Carr P McDonald 81 11/2
4 (6) 257210-
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Our Boy Jack (IRE) 183
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:Lee Topliss
  • Form: 257210-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 R A Fahey Lee Topliss 80 15/2
5 (3) 558272-
Dark Blue, Maroon stripe and armlets Moccasin (FR) 173
  • T:G A Harker
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 558272-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 G A Harker T Eaves 79 10/1
6 (4) 2-52392
Black, red hoop, hooped sleeves Smokethatthunders (IRE) 8
  • T:T J Pitt
  • J:S Donohoe
  • Form: 2-52392
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13h
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
4 125 8-13 h T J Pitt S Donohoe 74 7/1

In depth

Verdict

Ishikawa went close at Kempton on his penultimate start which means he's getting no respite from the handicapper. He remains 8lb higher than last year's win at this track. Smokethatthunders has shown his best form over 7f so far but the veteran Dubai Dynamo is back on a winning mark with a recent run under his belt and could figure. Our Boy Jack and Moccasin are having their first starts of the year, so the vote goes to SKYTRAIN, who showed signs of a return to form when runner-up here last week.

Formwatch

Skytrain 4-1 (9-7) Soon towards rear, ridden 4f out, driven and headway over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Angelic Upstart (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.

Ishikawa (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Raced keenly, led early, tracked leader 1f, chased leading pair, went 2nd on inside well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Spes Nostra (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.

Moccasin (FR) 9-2 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Totalize (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.

Dubai Dynamo 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Hillbilly Boy (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.

Smokethatthunders (IRE) 11-4 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Sakash (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Our Boy Jack (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 14th of 19, 13l behind Dusky Queen (8-13) at York 7f app hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.