20:45 Wolverhampton Fri 12 October 2018

  • Grand Theatre Wolverhampton Handicap (Div 2) (Class 5)
  • 1m 142y, Standard
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner£3,752.002nd£1,116.003rd£558.004th£400.005th£400.006th£400.007th£400.008th£400.00
  • Surface: Allweather
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Winning time:1m 50.46sOff time:20:48:02
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1
(11)
59-7OR: 70
4/1

No win since his Goodwood maiden success (1m) for Marcus Tregoning in June 2016, but back to form with placed efforts on two of last three starts, staying on well when third at Newcastle last time. Every chance from same mark here.

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2
(2)
79-5OR: 68CD
33/1

Much better on AW than on turf, so might have been expected to fare better at Newcastle last time, but finished well beaten, and he has plenty to prove at present.

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3
(3)
49-4OR: 67CD
12/1

Now 1lb lower than when third in a C&D handicap in the spring, and won at Hamilton in May. Not at best in two starts since a break, but may be working his way back to full fitness, and not ignored.

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4
(9)
39-3OR: 70
4/1

No better than mid-field in qualifying runs, but much improved when winning 7f handicap at Chelmsford last time despite hanging badly under pressure. Should progress a fair bit further if ironing out those quirks (can also start slowly).

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5
(13)
39-3OR: 70
33/1

Showed some promise in three starts in novice company, and lost all chance on handicap debut at Haydock when rearing as the stalls opened. No excuses for poor effort here last time, though, and questions to answer now.

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6
(1)
39-1OR: 68
12/1

Matched debut form when when fifth of 9 to Alfarqad in 1m novice event at Kempton last time, and may do better now handicapping, but opening mark is stiff on balance, and significant improvement required.

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7
(5)
48-13OR: 62
25/1

Made all to land his maiden at Killarney last year for Dermot Weld, and glimmers of light for current yard, but he's not reliable, and ran a stinker at Carlisle last time.

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8
(10)
38-12OR: 65BFCD
5/4

Four runs for Ed Dunlop this term without showing much, but turned over new leaf for new connections when winning over C&D last month. Better form when second of 12 to Livvys Dream in handicap at Kempton last time, and should improve again.

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10
(8)
38-9OR: 62
16/1

Best effort to date when seventh of 10 to Autumn War in maiden at Nottingham in August, but harshly treated on that evidence, and soundly beaten on handicap bow at Kempton last month.

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11
(6)
38-8OR: 61
20/1

Still a maiden and been tried in a variety of headgear this year without positive results. Visor back on here, but she has plenty to prove on balance.

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12
(7)
38-7OR: 60
25/1

Looking exposed until breaking his duck at umpteenth attempt at Chester last time, holding on gamely after making all. Suspicion he was seen to maximum effect there, and more required to repeat the feat.

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Non-Runners

9
(12)
Imminent Approach13
38-12OR: 65
T: J TateJ: L Morris
13
(4)
Lucky's Dream56
38-6OR: 59
T: Ian WilliamsJ: M Dwyer

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Decoration Of War (5/4), Tukhoom (4/1), Mirbat (4/1), Forbidden Planet (12/1), Prancing Oscar (12/1), Imminent Approach (12/1), Ensign Ewart (16/1), Kirbec (20/1), Lucky's Dream (20/1), Rockesbury (25/1), Aljunood (25/1), Diamond Set (33/1), Sooqaan (33/1)

Verdict

DECORATION OF WAR has picked up the progressive thread for his new yard, and was better than ever when second at Kempton last time. He is narrowly preferred to recent Chelmsford winner Mirbat, who remains with potential despite some quirks, with Prancing Oscar one to note in the market after a couple of pipe-openers to set him straight.
  1. Decoration Of War
  2. Mirbat
  3. Prancing Oscar

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