wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk Claiming Stakes 1m 141y
- (2yo, 1m 141y, Class 6, 5 runners)
- Winner £1,704 2nd £503 3rd £252
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 51.32s
- Off time: 16:26:36
|1st||3 Gabrial The Boss||11/4|
Bix (IRE) 59
|2||125 8-13||A Berry||T Eaves||71||9/2|
Walter White (IRE) 9
|2||123 8-11 p||A M Balding||David Probert||64||11/8f|
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 28
|2||119 8-7 t||D M Simcock||Andrea Atzeni||59||11/4|
Marmot Bay (IRE) 11
|2||118 8-6||A J Lidderdale||Martin Dwyer||64||8/1|
|2||112 8-0 b||J S Moore||J Quinn||54||8/1|
||2||84||K Dalgleish||J Fanning||63||NR|
||2||8-0||P D Evans||L Morris||16/1|
Walter White, Gabrial The Boss and Marmot Bay are all looking to bounce back from poor runs in handicaps. The latter had been in fine form over 6f at this track earlier while Lucy Bee won over a longer trip here earlier this month but finished three lengths behind today's rival Myzamour at Lingfield last Friday despite boasting a higher rating. BIX is another on a recovery mission but was taking on much better company at Haydock last time and this is more his level. He gets the nod in a tight claimer.
Lucy Bee 9-4 (8-2) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 4, 4l behind Club House (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 11-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, no danger after, 11th of 13, 8l behind Keep Calm (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Myzamour 16-1 (8-3) Soon prominent on outer, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Club House (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Marmot Bay (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 14l behind My Sweet Lord (8-8) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Walter White (IRE) 4-1fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, led over 6f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Paddy's Saltantes (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Bix (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Took keen hold tracking leading pair until over 3f out, hung left over 2f out, soon beaten, eased, tailed off, last of 5, 25l behind Polar Chief (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2yo hcp (2) hvy in Oct.