Ladbrokes Handicap 7f 32y

  • (4yo+, 7f 32y, Class 5, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 30.75s
  • Off time: 15:40:52
Full result
Result 15:40 Wolverhampton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Grace Hull 6/1
2nd 4 Hierarch ½ 5/1
3rd 5 Sakash ½ 2/1f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (8) 041-677
Dark Blue and Purple stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue and Purple hooped cap Illustrious Prince (IRE) 12
  • T:Miss J A Camacho
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 041-677
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-7p1
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
7 133 9-7 p1 Miss J A Camacho P Mulrennan 70 16/1
2 (5) 3-42109
EMERALD GREEN, RED Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap Hellbender (IRE) 37
  • T:S A Harris
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 3-42109
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
8 132 9-6 S A Harris David Probert 69 7/1
3 (4) 1300-95
Purple, emerald green sleeves, purple spots, emerald green cap See The Storm 32
  • T:E J Alston
  • J:Jason Hart
  • Form: 1300-95
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
6 132 9-6 E J Alston Jason Hart (3) 69 16/1
4 (7) 4-55221
Dark Green, White chevron, hooped sleeves Hierarch (IRE) 9
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:Lewis Walsh
  • Form: 4-55221
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-5p
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
7 131 9-5 p D M Simcock Lewis Walsh (7) 68 5/1
5 (2) 23121-0
Emerald Green and Red (halved), Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars, Emerald Green cap, Red star Sakash 64
  • T:J R Jenkins
  • J:Freddie Tylicki
  • Form: 23121-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 J R Jenkins Freddie Tylicki 67 2/1f
6 (1) 0878-0D
White, red seams, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, red star Blazeofenchantment (USA) 12
  • T:R C Guest
  • J:Billy Cray
  • Form: 0878-0D
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 R C Guest Billy Cray (3) 66 3/1
7 (6) 222152
Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Grace Hull 13
  • T:G Moss
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 222152
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0p
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 p G Moss A Kirby 63 6/1
8 (3) 3-33284
Black, Red disc, Black and White check sleeves, White cap Master of Disguise 16
  • T:B P J Baugh
  • J:D Fentiman
  • Form: 3-33284
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
8 123 8-11 B P J Baugh D Fentiman 60 25/1

In depth

Verdict

Hellbender has struggled since winning a claimer at Lingfield in January while Sakash failed to beat a rival at Kempton in the same month having won at Southwell earlier. Grace Hull usually runs her race here, though both course wins have been over 6f. Master Of Disguise hasn't won since 2012 and all four victories to date came over the minimum trip, so the vote goes to HIERARCH. He has the beating of See The Storm on collateral form having landed a three-runner affair over track and trip last week and can follow up in this.

Formwatch

Grace Hull 9-2 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, ridden halfway, wide into straight 2f out, ran on final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Go Far (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.

Hierarch (IRE) 5-2 (8-11) Tracked leader, driven over 2f out, soon challenged, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Khajaaly (9-11) by hd, 3 ran.

Sakash 9-2fav (9-4) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, last of 14, 17l behind Shaolin (9-6) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.

Hellbender (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Broke smartly, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 10l behind Commissar (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.

Illustrious Prince (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Raced very wide behind, never on terms, 7th of 8, 9l behind Loud (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.

Blazeofenchantment (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, edged right over 1f out, kept on one pace, in a race won by Loud (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs, 8 ran.

Master of Disguise 10-1 (8-6) Tracked winner, ridden halfway, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Come On Dave (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol.

See The Storm 14-1 (8-13) Took keen hold in touch, closed 3f out, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 6l behind Khajaaly (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.