16:15 Wolverhampton

Tuesday 3 December 2019

  • Bombardier 'March To Your Own Drum' Claiming Stakes
  • Class 6  |   7f 36y  |   Standard  |   12 Runners  |   Allweather
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:18  |   Winning time: 1m 26.68s
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: Angus Villiers |  T: D O'Meara|  OR: 82|  D

Placed in four of six AW starts, including runner-up in C&D claimer in September, has won on turf since at Sandown in this grade and not one to discount with Angus Villiers taking 7lb off.

Age: 8|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: James Doyle |  T: S Curran|  OR: 83|  CD

Terrific AW strike-rate (30%) and comes here in fine tune after taking a claimer at Chelmsford (1m) on stable debut and return from 198 days off. Should go well again.

Age: 7|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: Hollie Doyle |  T: P D Evans|  OR: 75|  C

A 3-49 career record tells its own story, ran some good races in defeat during the spring and summer but not at best recently and yet to win beyond 6f.

Age: 6|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Josephine Gordon |  T: M Murphy|  OR: 77|  BF|  D

Long-standing maiden, runner-up behind Unforgiving Minute at Chelmsford over 7f latest; first-time visor on here and should be in the mix again.

Age: 9|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: P J McDonald |  T: Ian Williams|  OR: 80|  BF|  D

Nine-time turf winner (not since October 2017) remains 0-7 on the AW having failed to justify market prominence in Chelmsford claimer when fourth behind Unforgiving Minute and Azzeccagarbugli recently.

Age: 5|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: P Mulrennan |  T: I Jardine|  OR: 66|  D

Turf winner over 7f at Carlisle in May off a mark of 64; mostly poor efforts since including tame runs on AW at Newcastle in August/October. Needs to raise game eased in grade.

Age: 4|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: T P Queally |  T: K Bishop|  OR: 32

Maiden of 20 starts on the Flat for variety of trainers and showed little in three recent hurdles runs for this yard; hard to make case on balance.

Age: 7|  Weight: 8-10  |  J: Cameron Noble |  T: David Loughnane|  OR: 71|  D

Winner at Kempton in February in Class 4 handicap off a mark of 78; most toiling lately including claimer at Chelmsford (7f) in October. Better effort not ruled out.

Age: 8|  Weight: 8-8  |  J: David Probert |  T: D O'Meara|  OR: 65|  D

Not beaten far over 7f in this grade at Chelmsford (made running) on penultimate run. Much less encouraging here since in a handicap when fading from the front. Place claims if getting easy lead.

Age: 9|  Weight: 8-5  |  J: Theodore Ladd |  T: Rebecca Bastiman|  OR: 51|  CD

Was successful at Southwell (6f) back in February but has not followed that up since and more to prove than a few of these on form.

Age: 3|  Weight: 8-4  |  J: Kieran Schofield |  T: I Furtado|  OR: 40

Unplaced in 10 career starts, latest being a 25L reverse in 1m1½f claimer around here having gone off 100-1; remains up against it.

Age: 3|  Weight: 8-1  |  J: K T O'Neill |  T: B P J Baugh|  OR: 42

Sole win from 21 starst came over 5f at Lingfield (good to firm) in July 2018; October's 6f run here suggested this trip might be within his compass.



Unforgiving Minute (9/4), Azzeccagarbugli (9/2), Tukhoom (9/2), Fuwairt (11/2), Atletico (6/1), Shady Mccoy (16/1), Smugglers Creek (25/1), Highland Acclaim (25/1), Newstead Abbey (50/1), North Korea (100/1), Opera Kiss (100/1), Phoenix Lightning (150/1)


Unforgiving Minute won this race a year ago and is right at home in this grade, winning last time at Chelmsford. Azzeccagarbugli was right behind him in that contest and should again be on the premises with a first-time visor deployed while an easy lead would be a dangerous thing to give to Highland Acclaim. TUKHOOM is 0-6 on the AW (placed four times) but went close over C&D in September and has won on turf since. He's got a handy 7lb coming off with Angus Villiers on board and earns the verdict.
  1. Tukhoom
  2. Unforgiving Minute
  3. Highland Acclaim

Previous Winners

Unforgiving Minute
Weight: 10-0  |Age: 7
Weight: 10-0  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: L Morris
T: P W D'Arcy

Prize Money

1st: £2,782.002nd: £828.003rd: £414.004th: £400.005th: £400.006th: £400.007th: £400.008th: £400.00

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