18:45 Wolverhampton Sat 7 October 2017

  • bet365 Handicap (Class 3)
  • 6f 20y, Standard
  • 13 Runners
  • Winner£7,561.002nd£2,263.003rd£1,132.004th£566.005th£282.00
  • Surface: Allweather
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Winning time:1m 12.59sOff time:18:48:28
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(5)
59-7OR: 95CD
9/2

Four-time winner on the AW, including over 7f around here in the past. Best recent effort was when a short-head runner-up in a Class 2 event at Ascot in July, which entitles him to sound claims on just second run since.

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2
(6)
79-7OR: 95CD
8/1

Four-time C&D winner, most recently in March off a mark of 95. Decent effort last month when runner-up in soft ground over this trip at Ffos Las and can have a big say in this.

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3
(2)
79-6OR: 94CD
16/1

Has three wins from 12 career starts on the AW and best effort to date, from three, for this trainer came over the trip last month at Kempton. Below previous winning mark now and capable of getting involved.

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4
(10)
49-5OR: 93CD
8/1

C&D winner in February off mark of 89 and went close again next time having been raised 3lb. Running sound races on turf since and with first-time cheekpieces on could be set for big run back on this surfrace.

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5
(3)
99-4OR: 92D
17/2

Likeable sort, was just denied recently over this trip at Kempton on first AW start of 2017, has been raised 3lb for his trouble but should be in the mix again.

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(8)
79-3OR: 91D
22/1

Strike rate of 2-37 doesn't appeal, well held over 6f at Chelmsford in June over this trip and no AW win from four attempts. Winless anywhere since 2014 and, despite sliding mark, is best watched for now.

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7
(1)
59-3OR: 91D
33/1

Over two years since last win, struggling since off inflated marks, has run in some decent contests this year but unable to land any sort of blow. Dropping down the ratings but hard to muster much confidence for now.

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8
(12)
49-3OR: 91CD
12/1

Picked up a decent prize at Dundalk in March over this trip, was behind Seeking Magic at Kempton last time out but has won here in the past and not to be ruled out.

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9
(9)
69-3OR: 91D
50/1

All six career wins have come on turf, three most recent of which have been on unique undulations of Epsom. Not as good seemingly on artificial surfaces and is plenty high in ratings currently. Others more likely in these circumstances.

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10
(13)
49-2OR: 90D
50/1

French import, cut little ice in pair of strong turf races having arrived on these shores. Has changed hands and rated 5lb lower now making first AW start in Britain and worth a second look in the betting.

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(7)
Gulliverp1,t28
39-2OR: 91
5/2

Sole win from 10 starts came in a maiden at York a year ago (7f, good). Has run some promising races on turf since, with the odd no-show as well. Cheekpieces are tried for this AW bow and is respected with yard in fine flow at the moment.

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12
(11)
69-2OR: 90CD
12/1

Has gone 17 runs without a win now but returned from 170-day layoff with solid effort over 6f at Kempton 12 days ago, form that ties in closely with a number of these rivals. Fitter now and claim helps.

13
(4)
39-1OR: 90D
16/1

Four of five career wins have been over the minimum trip, but did win over 6f at Chelmsford a year ago, back up in distance and boasts 50% AW strike rate (3-6).

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
8Dougan49-25/1Full Result
T: P D EvansJ: Jim Crowley

Betting

Forecast

Gulliver (5/2), Hakam (9/2), King Robert (8/1), Go Far (8/1), Seeking Magic (17/2), Sign of The Kodiac (12/1), Gentlemen (12/1), Barracuda Boy (16/1), Poet's Society (16/1), Watchable (22/1), George Dryden (33/1), Sir Ottoman (50/1), Highland Acclaim (50/1)

Verdict

This looks wide open and the narrow vote is given to KING ROBERT, who has scope for better on the surface. A C&D winner in February, he's already displayed he can complete off this sort of rating and with first-time cheekpieces on can get back on the winning trail having run some pleasing race on turf this summer. Multiple C&D scorer Go Far joins the likes of Seeking Magic, Gulliver and Hakam in holding solid claims while Poet's Society boasts excellent credentials on the AW and may rebound from a poor effort last month heavy going at Haydock.
  1. King Robert
  2. Seeking Magic
  3. Poet's Society

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