Alcon Heavy Duty Pumps Apprentice Handicap 5f 216y

  • (4yo+, 5f 216y, Class 5, 10 runners)
  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 13.04s
  • Off time: 17:35:27
Full result
Result 17:35 Wolverhampton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Valdaw 4/1
2nd 5 Climaxfortackle ¾ 12/1
3rd 7 Dark Lane 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 0/00089-
Light Blue, White hoops, White sleeves, Light Blue stars, Black cap Diamondhead (IRE) 205
  • T:E De Giles
  • J:Ned Curtis
  • Form: 0/00089-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 E De Giles Ned Curtis (3) 74 7/2j
2 (4) 0-73481
Light Blue, White diamond, diamonds on sleeves Point North (IRE) 13
  • T:J Balding
  • J:L Mcniff
  • Form: 0-73481
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3b
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 b J Balding L Mcniff 70 7/2j
3 (10) 614640-
Dark Blue and Purple stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue and Purple hooped cap Tom Sawyer 146
  • T:Miss J A Camacho
  • J:Matthew Hopkins
  • Form: 614640-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 Miss J A Camacho Matthew Hopkins (5) 70 20/1
4 (7) 2-11514
Dark Green, White stripe, sleeves and diamond on cap Valdaw 31
  • T:M Murphy
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 2-11514
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 M Murphy William Twiston-Davies 68 4/1
5 (9) 223112
Black, Brown star and stars on cap Climaxfortackle (IRE) 9
  • T:D Shaw
  • J:Adam McLean
  • Form: 223112
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 D Shaw Adam McLean (5) 68 12/1
6 (6) 424231
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, WHITE cap Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 19
  • T:A Reid
  • J:Robert Tart
  • Form: 424231
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0t
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 t A Reid Robert Tart 67 8/1
7 (1) 451313
Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond Dark Lane 15
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:R J Fitzpatrick
  • Form: 451313
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
7 125 8-13 P D Evans R J Fitzpatrick (5) 66 14/1
8 (11) 545242
Pink and Dark Blue stripes, Dark Blue and Pink diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap Restless Bay (IRE) 5
  • T:C R Dore
  • J:Shirley Teasdale
  • Form: 545242
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-13b
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
5 125 8-13 b C R Dore Shirley Teasdale 66 7/1
9 (3) 000592
White, red seams, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, red star Dickie Le Davoir 7
  • T:R C Guest
  • J:Charles Bishop
  • Form: 000592
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 8-10b
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
9 122 8-10 b R C Guest Charles Bishop 63 14/1
11 (2) 1-16345
Royal blue, white triple diamond, white sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamonds on white cap Reginald Claude 35
  • T:M D I Usher
  • J:Charlotte Jenner
  • Form: 1-16345
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
5 121 8-9 M D I Usher Charlotte Jenner (5) 62 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
10 (8) 552878
Quality Art (USA) 7
  • Nag Me
  • T:R C Guest
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 552878
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
5 810 R C Guest Non Runner 63 NR

In depth

Verdict

The betting suggested POINT NORTH would return to form last time and he duly did so when recording a cosy win over track and trip. He remains on a winning mark compared to his best form, despite an 8lb rise, and gets the nod. Valdaw and Climaxfortackle have been in winning form on the Polytrack this year but the handicapper may have caught up with them now while Restless Bay has plenty to find with the selection. Amethyst Dawn and Dark Lane are recent other recent course winners who may figure while Dickie Le Davoir showed signs of a resurgence here last week.

Formwatch

Quality Art (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 16l behind Invigilator (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

Valdaw 3-1 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, left in lead entering final 2f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.

Climaxfortackle (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Slowy away, headway halfway, soon chased winner, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Mata Hari Blue (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.

Dark Lane 7-4 (9-2) Held up in touch in final pair, ridden over 1f out, kept on to go a never nearer 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Desert Strike (9-5) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol.

Diamondhead (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Raced keenly, chased leader until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 19l behind Solar Deity (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.

Point North (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) With leader, led over 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Jawking (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.

Reginald Claude 9-1 (8-6) Raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Colourbearer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.

Dickie Le Davoir 20-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Invigilator (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

Restless Bay (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon led, headed towards finish, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Magical Speedfit (10-1) at Wolverhampton 6f Amateur Handicap (0-75) (4yo+) (5) pol.

Tom Sawyer 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 12l behind Another Citizen (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.

Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 5-1 (8-5) Chased leader, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol beating Song Of Parkes (9-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.