Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap 1m 141y
- (3yo+, 1m 141y, Class 3, 7 runners)
- Winner £6,490 2nd £1,943 3rd £971 4th £486 5th £242
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 48.79s
- Off time: 17:55:32
|2nd||9 Alfred Hutchinson||s.h||13/2|
Mia's Boy 13
|8||133 9-7||C A Dwyer||G Baker||95||5/1|
|5||127 9-1||M Appleby||L Morris||89||9/2|
Kingscroft (IRE) (ex6) 8
|4||127 9-1||M Johnston||J Fanning||83||7/2|
Rakaan (IRE) 8
|5||123 8-11||J A Osborne||T E Durcan||85||11/4f|
|5||122 8-10 v||D Shaw||Martin Dwyer||84||22/1|
|9||121 8-9||K A Ryan||Amy Ryan||83||9/1|
Alfred Hutchinson 71
|4||119 8-7||G R Oldroyd||T Eaves||79||13/2|
||7||89||P J O'gorman||Non Runner||83||NR|
||3||89||M Botti||Andrea Atzeni||86||NR|
Lockantanks won a claimer over 7f here last month when just getting the better of Rakaan but is 10lb worse off in this and the latter can reverse the form on today's terms. Mia's Boy and Loyalty are both without a win this year though their best Polytrack form would see them go close while Kingscroft is still burdened with a penalty for his recent win over 7f here despite having been beaten since. Albaqaa and Advanced have both slipped down the weights with the former preferred over today's distance and Alfred Hutchinson is upped in class. GREY MIRAGE finished third here on his return from a four month lay-off. Marco Botti's three-year-old is taken pick-up on his progressive form from early in the season that included winning a decent handicap at Sandown and come out best.
Albaqaa 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up, headway when not much room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 5l behind Santefisio (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Grey Mirage 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Anjaz (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Rakaan (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, switched outside and headway inside final 2f, ran on well inside final furlong to take 2nd near finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Embankment (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Alfred Hutchinson 8-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 13, 5l behind Shadowtime (8-12) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Kingscroft (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Mid-division on inside, chased leaders and effort inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Diescentric (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Mia's Boy 28-1 (9-5) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 6l behind Solar Deity (8-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol.
Lockantanks 7-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Solar Deity (8-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol.
Advanced 16-1 (9-6) Pressed winner ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 1l behind Schoolmaster (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Loyalty 50-1 (9-5) Always behind, 9th of 12, 14l behind Anjaz (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.