16:50 Wolverhampton Sat 7 December 2019

  • Bombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Handicap (Class 6)
  • 1m 142y, Standard
  • 13 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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Weighed In

Winning time:1m 48.65sOff time:16:52:21
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1
(13)
49-7OR: 65
50/1

Rated 9lb lower than when successful for Ron Harris at Kempton (7f) last December but badly out of form since moving on for a mere £600 in March.

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2
(3)
49-7OR: 65CD
11/4

Should be competitive off tonight's mark, having won from this perch over C&D (for Ilka Gansera-Leveque) in October 2018; first start since April (249 days ago) but is essentially better than a Class 6 handicapper.

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3
(12)
12/1

Consistent through October and November, yet sits 6lb above his last winning mark (1m, Kempton) as a result; a keeping on 2¼L third to Roman Spinner on the Polytrack at Lingfield (1m) last Saturday.

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4
(7)
49-5OR: 63
20/1

Eight-race maiden who continues to plunge down the weights (14lb since introduced to handicapping); raced keenly when a weakening sixth of 11 in a claimer here (1m1½f) two weeks ago.

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5
(4)
49-5OR: 63
16/1

Justified favouritism on his seasonal reappearance at Brighton (7f, good to firm) in April, but hasn't exactly excelled in stronger races than tonight's (Cl 4-5) since; easing in the handicap; 0-5 on the AW.

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6
(11)
39-4OR: 64
40/1

Rock Of Gibraltar filly (sister to the 1m-1m2f winner Storm Rock); makes her handicap debut at a realistic level, albeit from a wide draw; beaten less than 2L by Mac Jetes in a C&D novice median auction in September.

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7
(5)
39-4OR: 64
25/1

His overall form is very much a mixed bag, and consistency doesn't appear to be a core strength; was partnered by Oisin Murphy when winning from a 2lb lower mark at Salisbury (1m, good to soft) in August; another top-jockey is booked tonight.

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8
(1)
49-4OR: 62
9/2

Evidently is well suited by artificial surfaces with his form figures on synthetics since August reading 3132; won going away from Little Palaver at Kempton (7f) in September; should stay this trip on pedigree; key player.

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9
(2)
59-4OR: 62CD
11/2

Relatively strong in the market (3-1) despite a moderate spell of form when not exactly finding the necessary gaps over C&D three weeks ago (seventh of 13 to Roller); it'll come as no surprise if he's positively involved.

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10
(6)
69-3OR: 61
40/1

Won back-to-back races on turf at Musselburgh (7f-1m) during September, but well short of that form since and is a 13-race AW maiden; is very difficult to enthuse over.

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11
(8)
49-3OR: 61BFCD
11/4

Fairly solid at a low level on turf from August onward; clearly has relished the switch to competing at this track (12); produced by Jack Garritty to win his race over C&D three weeks ago before being run down by Roller; 3lb higher.

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12
(9)
39-1OR: 61BFCD
8/1

Broke his duck over C&D in September (beat Tails I Win by 1½L); reasonably solid on turf since (did have a blip on Fibresand at Southwell); given a short break since finishing second at Musselburgh (7f, soft) in mid-October; 1lb higher.

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13
(10)
39-1OR: 61CD
40/1

Finished out with the washing on each of her last two starts, so her trainer has introduced the blinkers in order to seek an upturn in fortunes; 2lb higher than when beating stablemate I Think So by 1L over C&D in August.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
4Tagle38-128/1Full Result
T: I FurtadoJ: P J McDonald

Betting

Forecast

Star Of Valour (11/4), Decoration Of War (11/4), Gavi Di Gavi (9/2), Weloof (11/2), Dreamseller (8/1), Takeonefortheteam (12/1), He's Our Star (16/1), Profound (20/1), Clem A (25/1), Levanter (40/1), Lagenda (40/1), French Twist (40/1), Kyllachy Dragon (50/1)

Verdict

Star Of Valour has taken well to competing at Dunstall Park in recent weeks but continues to inch up the weights, while the handicap debutante Levanter would've been more interesting with a better draw under record breaking Hollie Doyle. Meanwhile, others to monitor include the returning Decoration Of War, the well-handicapped Weloof and Dreamseller. However, we'll elect to nail our colours to the mast of the Alan King-trained GAVI DI GAVI. Although 6lb above his winning mark (7f, Kempton) he finished off strongly under tonight's rider Tom Queally when splitting the winner Etikaal and the third Swansdown (favourite) at Newcastle (7f) four weeks ago.
  1. Gavi Di Gavi
  2. Weloof
  3. Star Of Valour

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