17:30 Wolverhampton Wed 20 February 2019

  • Betway Casino Hands And Heels Apprentice Handicap (Class 7)
  • 6f 20y, Standard
  • 13 Runners
  • Winner£1,941.002nd£578.003rd£289.004th£144.00
  • Surface: Allweather
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Winning time:1m 15.25sOff time:17:31:31
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1
(5)
49-9OR: 52
9/1

15 race maiden has finished well beaten in two Flat starts since and three hurdles since joining this stable. Probably best watched at present.

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2
(3)
59-8OR: 51
9/4

12 race maiden ran a decent race to finish 2L fourth in a 6f handicap at Newcastle last month when returning from a break. Previously finished runner-up in a first time visor here in July last year. One to note in this contest.

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3
(7)
59-8OR: 51C
12/1

Wore blinkers (retained since) for the first time when winning over 5f here a month ago. Good fourth over the same trip at Chelmsford subsequently and is of interest in this contest.

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4
(13)
59-7OR: 50CD
50/1

Winner over 5f here in the past and ran well when finishing a close fourth over this trip at Kempton on her penultimate start. Never involved over the same C&D last time out however and drawn wide on this occasion.

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5
(4)
89-5OR: 48D
13/2

Built on a promising return to action when taking a 6f classified contest by a neck on standard-to-slow going at Newcastle earlier this month. Looking for his first course success returning to handicap company.

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6
(11)
49-4OR: 47D
50/1

Sole success came in a soft ground 6f claimer at Lingfield in July 2017. Struggled in two starts for this yard and others hold stronger claims.

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7
(12)
109-3OR: 46CD
22/1

Winner of eight of his 76 starts and has run some good races in defeat in recent times. Beaten ¾L when third in a 6f handicap at Kempton a month ago but has a wide draw to overcome this time.

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8
(8)
49-2OR: 45
22/1

Maiden after 13 starts and has finished held in two starts since finishing 2L third in a C&D handicap in December. Needs to return to form to figure on this occasion.

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9
(2)
109-2OR: 45D
10/1

Respectable efforts on all three starts for this stable most recently when 8¼L fourth in first time cheekpieces (retained) over 7f at Kempton last month. Return to this trip is in his favour.

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10
(10)
49-2OR: 45
6/1

13 race maiden and finished well held in handicaps over 1m the last twice. Beaten 12½L at Newcastle on her most recent start and others hold stronger claims down in trip.

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11
(9)
59-2OR: 45
9/1

22 race maiden ran well when third in a 7f handicap at Lingfield at the end of December. Decent fourth over this trip at Southwell subsequently and excuses having been hampered when finishing held at Kempton last time out.

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12
(6)
109-2OR: 45CD
25/1

Admirable veteran finished a decent fourth in a 6f handicap at Kempton on his penultimate outing. Disappointed there subsequently and is vulnerable to younger rivals.

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13
(1)
79-2OR: 45D
28/1

Promising sixth in a 6f handicap at Kempton last month when returning from a break. Races off a mark 6lb lower than for his most recent success and is of interest if building on that latest effort.

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Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Soldier Blue (9/4), Kavora (6/1), Picks Pinta (13/2), Alligator (9/1), Marble Bar (9/1), Fairway To Heaven (10/1), Foxy Boy (12/1), Storm Lightning (22/1), Isabella Ruby (22/1), Compton Prince (25/1), Burauq (28/1), Toolatetodelegate (50/1), Atalanta Queen (50/1)

Verdict

SOLDIER BLUE ran a promising race on his return from a break last time and he is taken to register a victory in this apprentice handicap. The selection has a decent draw here and can get the better of Storm Lightning who has been running well of late. Third place can go the way of Picks Pinta who was a winner last time out.
  1. Soldier Blue
  2. Storm Lightning
  3. Picks Pinta

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