20:30 Wolverhampton Sat 12 October 2019

  • Sky Sports Racing Virgin 535 Handicap (Class 6)
  • 7f 36y, Standard
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner£2,782.002nd£828.003rd£414.004th£400.005th£400.006th£400.007th£400.008th£400.00
  • Surface: Allweather
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Winning time:1m 28.03sOff time:20:32:03
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1
(7)
59-9OR: 57CD
4/1

Got up late to win over 6f here 12 days ago but has no issues with the return to 7f and, with just a 2lb rise in the weights, he can still be considered competitive. Thereabouts over a C&D that has suited him well over the last couple of years.

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2
(8)
59-7OR: 55
11/2

Unexposed and will appreciate this slight ease in grade after failing to land a blow on his handicap debut when he beat just one horse home at Chepstow last month. Still early days and dangerous to rule out. The betting could provide clues.

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3
(9)
49-7OR: 55
33/1

Lightly raced since joining his current yard but is on handy mark if he can bounce back. Improved when tried in headgear for his former yard, so has to be noteworthy and a bit disconcerting he races without any applications here.

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4
(12)
49-6OR: 54D
20/1

Likes the Polytrack at Kempton and notched a hat-trick there in February/March; lost his way shortly after and has been sidelined since July. Not unreasonable to suggest he'll be fitter for this run and might just need the outing.

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5
(3)
49-6OR: 54BFD
9/1

Well backed in both his last two starts; justified favoritism at Chelmsford on his penultimate run but readily brushed aside when returning from a break last time. Still well handicapped on old form but lack of consistency a worry.

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6
(2)
49-4OR: 52
20/1

0-11 on the AW and needs to prove his win over an extended 5f at Bath in August wasn't just a one-off performance. Last two starts have left a bit to be desired but the return to 7f can assist. (Goes well for tonight's rider.)

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7
(6)
49-4OR: 52
28/1

Has two wins over sprint distances on turf to her name but is 0-9 on the AW and her last two starts gave little encouragement about an imminent change to that statistic. On a career lowest mark but still not enough to tempt a recommendation.

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8
(5)
59-3OR: 51CD
15/2

Disputed the lead for most of the way when winning over C&D back in January but that seems a distant memory on recent evidence on turf. The return to synthetics can help and the jockey booking is highly positive but a lot has to be taken on trust.

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10
(1)
39-2OR: 52
9/5

Three runs in Ireland for Michael Halford were modest attempts but there were definite signs of improvement on her debut for her current yard when she finished fourth of seven in a Class 5 handicap at Chepstow last month. Worth a betting check.

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11
(4)
59-1OR: 49D
12/1

Has ability but doesn't always consent to show it on the racecourse; he's 0-7 on the AW but does handle an artificial surface so still dangerous to underestimate. The balance of recent form does suggest others might be more determined, though.

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12
(10)
59-1OR: 49BFD
16/1

Her best form on turf entitles the mare to consideration but the fact she's 0-10 on the AW and has only ever made the frame once in those starts are solid enough reasons to look elsewhere for the winner.

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Non-Runners

9
(11)
Accessor16
49-2OR: 50
T: M WighamJ: N Mackay

Last Year's Winner

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4Jabarout39-49/2Full Result
T: J SantosJ: Raul Da Silva

Betting

Forecast

Sagittarian Wind (9/5), Viola Park (4/1), Itmakesyouthink (11/2), Mooroverthebridge (15/2), Brigand (9/1), Accessor (10/1), Robben Rainbow (12/1), Captain Sedgwick (16/1), Kellington Kitty (20/1), Elusif (20/1), Dreamboat Annie (28/1), Capla Demon (33/1)

Verdict

Not many appeal from a betting perspective but Viola Park did well to get up on the line to win over six furlongs here last time out and is respected back over this more suitable trip, so he has to merit an interest, while Brigand might have been in need of the run when he failed to justify strong support at Kempton last month, so it's feasible that he could bounce back too. However, the suggestion is the unexposed SAGITTARIAN WIND, who stepped into handicap company with a promising effort at Chepstow 25 days ago and, with the hint of more to come, he looks the most interesting contender in a modest finale.
  1. Sagittarian Wind
  2. Viola Park
  3. Brigand

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