20:15 Wolverhampton Sat 9 December 2017

  • Betway Casino Handicap (Class 2)
  • 1m 5f 219y, Standard
  • 5 Runners
  • Winner£12,450.002nd£3,728.003rd£1,864.004th£932.005th£466.006th£234.00
  • Surface: Allweather
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Weighed In

Winning time:3m 1.84sOff time:20:16:26
NEW! A 'WS' icon means the horse has had wind surgery to improve its breathing since its last run.
2
(3)
59-11OR: 102C
11/4
Has always given the impression that he stays this far but is yet to win beyond 1m4f; minor claims after running well in fourth at this course last time out.
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3
(7)
69-8OR: 99CD
5/1
Well-beaten when tackling Group 1 class in the Prix Royal-Oak last time, but that seemed a highly optimistic target for a horse who had been winning AW handicaps. 9lb higher than his last win but this much more realistic.
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4
(1)
79-3OR: 94CD
12/1
All seven career wins have come in AW staying contests, 4lb higher than when winning at this course two starts ago (over further). Outclassed in AW Marathon Final latest and returns now at a more realistic level.
5
(4)
59-2OR: 93
20/1
Listed winner when trained in Italy but only tame form since moving to Britain; big step up needed here to even place.
7
(6)
58-9OR: 85
9/2
Has come up short at this level in the past, but has run very well in easier races at Kempton the last twice and is worth another chance in a more challenging affair, though the drop in trip is a minor concern.

Non-Runners

1
(5)
Watersmeet37
710-1OR: 106
T: M JohnstonJ: R Kingscote
6
(2)
Suegioo17
98-10OR: 87
T: R A FaheyJ: S W Kelly

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
1Watersmeet59-1214/1Full Result
T: M JohnstonJ: P McDonald

Betting

Forecast

Watersmeet (13/8), Cohesion (11/4), Velvet Revolution (9/2), Brandon Castle (5/1), Haines (12/1), Suegioo (12/1), Cosmelli (20/1)

Verdict

It's highly probable that WATERSMEET may simply be a cut above the rest of these and he is taken to defy top-weight. With a fine record in AW staying contests he ran well in second at Chelmsford last time and though he has never won off a rating this high his performance last time suggests that it should still be a workable mark for him. He is taken to see off Brandon Castle, who should find this much easier than the Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak he finished down the field in last time out, and Velvet Revolution, who could yet make his mark at this level but perhaps needs a longer trip to produce his best form.
  1. Watersmeet
  2. Brandon Castle
  3. Velvet Revolution

Rule 4

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