17:20 Wolverhampton

Saturday 7 December 2019

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  • Class 6  |   1m 1f 104y  |   Standard  |   12 Runners  |   Allweather
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:22  |   Winning time: 2m 0.37s
1
(3)
Compass Point8
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7| J: K T O'Neill| T: R Brisland| OR:  59
4/1
Won three times at Chelmsford (1m-1m2f) earlier this year; wasn't beaten far (weakened late on) when sixth to First Dance over C&D on his penultimate start; 3lb lower; one of the more likely candidates.
2
(10)
Sweet Marmaladep23
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7| J: Harry Russell| T: B Ellison| OR:  59
40/1
Pulled up over hurdles at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) three weeks ago, so it's back to the drawing board for trainer Brian Ellison; twice placed in maiden company on turf in May for previous trainer Lawrence Mullaney.
3
(6)
Zayriyanv191
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: Tom Marquand| T: Ali Stronge| OR:  57
8/1
22-race maiden (0-8 on the Flat); was caught close home when beaten in excess of 2L in a 2m maiden hurdle at Wexford in September; has since joined Ali Stronge for £14,000; wears a newly applied visor.
4
(11)
The Eagle's Nestt33
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-4| J: R Havlin| T: Alexandra Dunn| OR:  56
14/1
Twice an AW winner in late 2017 (for Richard Fahey & Rae Guest) so has the innate ability within; has eased markedly in the weights following a barren spell of form in 2019; wide draw a negative; stablemate of Born To Reason.
5
(13)
Muraaqebp113
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-3| J: David Probert| T: J M Bradley| OR:  55| CD
11/1
Boasts an impressive 33% AW strike-rate (6-18) although it's prudent to note that his last four wins have come at Chelmsford (1m2f); 2lb higher than when nailing Chakrii on the line there in August; is drawn widest of all in stall 13.
6
(12)
Born To Reasonb14
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-3| J: Daniel Muscutt| T: Alexandra Dunn| OR:  55| CD
5/1
Back to form with a decisive 3L win over C&D last month (beat Klipperty Klopp); faces a far trickier assignment from a wide draw (stall 12) and from a 7lb higher mark; stablemate of The Eagle's Nest.
7
(8)
Mary Le Bowt45
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-2| J: L Morris| T: Paul George| OR:  54| CD
14/1
Sir Percy mare (formerly with Victor Dartnell); returned from 33 months off the track with a 50-1 fourth placed finish behind Greengage over C&D in October; well-handicapped on course form from 2016; chance.
8
(2)
Pike Corner Crosst,v9
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-1| J: Cameron Iles| T: P D Evans| OR:  53| CD
6/1
His form figures at this track from late May onward read 333312; competes from the same mark (53) as when beaten 1¼L by the subsequent winner Red Gunner over C&D on his penultimate start; interesting with a 7lb claimer aboard.
9
(5)
Sunshineandbubbles154
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-1| J: J Fanning| T: P D Evans| OR:  53| CD
8/1
6-43 on the AW; lost her way for Jennie Candlish during the course of 2019; now rated 12lb lower than when third to Perfect Refuge in a Cl 5 fillies' handicap over C&D in January; first start for the doubly represented Dave Evans.
11
(4)
Cash N Carrie16
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-10| J: Theodore Ladd| T: M Appleby| OR:  48
7/1
Finally delivered the goods when making all in a 1m2f seller at Chelmsford on her penultimate start; beaten since when re-introduced to handicapping (Cl 6); with a much respected trainer, but others make more appeal.
12
(1)
Final Attackp45
Age: 8|  Weight: 8-8| J: J P Sullivan| T: Sarah Hollinshead| OR:  46| CD
14/1
Consistent (without winning too often) in low-grade C&D handicaps; close third to Mossy's Lodge (here) around this time 12 months ago, and is now rated 7lb lower; will pop up again eventually, albeit difficult to ascertain exactly when.
13
(7)
Optima Petamusv12
Age: 7|  Weight: 8-7| J: Phil Dennis| T: Liam Bailey| OR:  45
16/1
Sole win came for Luca Cumani in 2015 (1m maiden) and he's seemingly a shell of that horse nowadays; pulled up over hurdles at Musselburgh (1m7½f) 12 days ago; far safer to look elsewhere.

Non-Runners

10
(9)
Muzaawel257
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 4
T: R J Smith  J: Hollie Doyle
NR

Betting

Forecast

Compass Point (4/1), Born To Reason (5/1), Pike Corner Cross (6/1), Cash N Carrie (7/1), Sunshineandbubbles (8/1), Zayriyan (8/1), Muraaqeb (11/1), The Eagle's Nest (14/1), Mary Le Bow (14/1), Final Attack (14/1), Optima Petamus (16/1), Muzaawel (25/1), Sweet Marmalade (40/1)

Verdict

A wide open contest. Born To Reason was an impressive C&D winner latest, yet he faces a more challenging assignment from a wide draw off a 7lb higher mark. Both Zayriyan and Sunshineandbubbles could feasibly fare better for a switch of trainers if adopting an outside of the box thought process, while a similar comment is applicable to the well-handicapped (but seldom seen) eight-year-old mare Mary Le Bow. Furthermore, the consistent Pike Corner Cross is almost guaranteed to give you a run for your money. However, for very small stakes we'll chance that the top-weight COMPASS POINT can find the target away from Chelmsford City for the first time.
  1. Compass Point
  2. Mary Le Bow
  3. Pike Corner Cross

Prize Money

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

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