32RedPoker.com Festival Freeroll Tonight Handicap 2m 119y

  • (4yo+, 2m 119y, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 42.48s
  • Off time: 19:30:15
Full result
Result 19:30 Wolverhampton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Villa Royale 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 75934-1
Dark green and white check, dark green cap Villa Royale (ex6) 7
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form: 75934-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-11h
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
5 137 9-11 h M Appleby A Mullen 77 6/1
2 (2) 22113-2
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Aryal 7
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 22113-2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4b
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 b M Johnston S De Sousa 81 5/4f
3 (1) 224416-
Red, Yellow braces, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Capellanus (IRE) 26
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:D Swift
  • Form: 224416-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
8 130 9-4 B Ellison D Swift 76 11/4
4 (4) 4227-51
White, Royal Blue stars, White and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red star Arr' Kid (USA) 31
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 4227-51
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2b
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 b K Dalgleish T Eaves 79 7/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 1 Foster's Road
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:Charles Bishop
4 9-0 M R Channon Charles Bishop 15/2
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In depth

Verdict

Silvestre De Sousa is back from Dubai and takes over the reins on ARYAL. The latter has a couple of lengths to find with Villa Royale on latest running over 1m4f here but re-opposes on much better terms and is expected to stay the longer trip. Villa Royale is also attempting 2m for the first time but Arr' Kid won over today's distance at Southwell last month. However, the latter is upped in class off a harsh-looking 11lb higher mark today and Capellanus could prove a bigger threat returning to the Flat only 2lb higher than when scoring at Musselburgh last summer.

Formwatch

Villa Royale 12-1 (9-0) Pushed along towards rear early, headway over 4f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Aryal (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.

Aryal 4-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in 3rd, not much room well over 1f out on rail, switched right approaching final furlong, kept on to get 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Villa Royale (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Arr' Kid (USA) 2-1fav (9-1) Keen tracked leader, led over 4f out, clear 3f out, eased inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Southwell 2m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb beating Yasir (9-7) by 9l, 7 ran.

Capellanus (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 9l behind Big Time Billy (8-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.