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  • (3yo+, 1m 4f 50y, Class 6, 6 runners)
  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 41.49s
  • Off time: 14:30:19
Full result
Result 14:30 Wolverhampton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Matraash 5/2j
2nd 2 A Little Bit Dusty nse 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 178311
Emerald Green, White star and star on cap Matraash (USA) 149
  • T:D M Loughnane
  • J:S W Kelly
  • Form: 178311
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-8be
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
7 134 9-8 be D M Loughnane S W Kelly 75 5/2j
2 (4) 18117-7
Yellow, large Royal Blue spots and armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars A Little Bit Dusty 4
  • T:C R Dore
  • J:Hayley Turner
  • Form: 18117-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4p
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 p C R Dore Hayley Turner 77 3/1
3 (1) 515845-
Orange, Black diamond and armlets Ballyheigue (IRE) 432
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 515845-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4b
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 b G L Moore G Baker 70 5/2j
5 (7) 8-47364
White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap Epic Storm (IRE) 9
  • T:Paul Morgan
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 8-47364
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4pt
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 pt Paul Morgan A Kirby 63 9/2
6 (3) 779
Purple, light green striped sleeves Alsaqi (IRE) 195
  • T:J Butler
  • J:J F McDonald
  • Form: 779
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13b
  • OR: 52
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 b J Butler J F McDonald 52 100/1
7 (6) 905064
PURPLE, YELLOW triple diamond, sleeves and cap Song Of The Siren 7
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:S H James
  • Form: 905064
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-13p
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
5 125 8-13 p D O'Meara S H James (3) 59 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 (2) 713451-
Bute Hall 496
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D Thompson
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 713451-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
4 94 D Thompson T Eaves 77 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 6 La Estrella (USA)
  • T:D E Cantillon
  • J:A Kirby
9 9-8 D E Cantillon A Kirby 4/7
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In depth

Verdict

Matraash bids for a hat-trick having won a couple of plating races at Lingfield. But he's facing higher-rated opposition today including A LITTLE BIT DUSTY. The latter beat better horses than this when landing a claimer over track and trip last season and, fit from hurdling, gets the nod. Bute Hall has a chance on today's terms, but both the latter and Ballyheigue will need to be at their best having their first starts of the year. The remainder arrive out of form and look up against it at the weights anyway.

Formwatch

Bute Hall 6-5fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, driven out and held on towards finish, won at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug '12 beating Raleigh Quay (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.

Matraash (USA) 10-11fav (9-11) In touch, took closer order before halfway, soon tracking leaders, led on bit entering final furlong, soon clear, very easy, won at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Jul beating Tartan Trip (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.

A Little Bit Dusty 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, lost place well over 3f out, 7th of 8, 23l behind Alakhan (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.

Ballyheigue (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 2f out, no extra when not much room inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Spartan Spirit (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol in Oct '12.

Epic Storm (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Pulled hard, held up in rear, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and went 2nd over 2f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd approaching final furlong, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 10l behind High On A Hill (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.

Song Of The Siren 16-1 (9-11) Led 1f, tracked leader until ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 7, 11l behind Lacey (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.

Alsaqi (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Always in rear, 9th of 10, 20l behind Air Of Glory (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.