20:15 Wolverhampton

Thursday 22 October 2020

All16:0516:4017:1017:4018:1518:4519:1519:4520:15

Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap (Div 2)

Class 5  |   1m 1f 104y  |   Standard  |   12 Runners  |   Allweather
Off time: 20:15  |   Winning time: 1m 58.97s
Weighed In
1
(7)
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: Harry Bentley |  T: E De Giles|  OR: 70
17/2

Second of 10 in handicap at this course (8.6f, 25/1) 9 days ago, helped by being held up in strongly-run race. Booking of Bentley a plus. Has good chance on pick of form.

|
Timeform
2
(6)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: B A Curtis |  T: N P Littmoden|  OR: 68
5/1

Twelve runs since last win in 2019. Creditable second of 12 in handicap at Haydock (10.4f, good to soft, 16/1) 27 days ago, faring best of those ridden prominently. Can make presence felt.

|
Timeform
3
(9)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: Phil Dennis |  T: Tristan Davidson|  OR: 66|  CD
11/1

C&D winner. Creditable third of 9 in handicap (18/1) at Newcastle (12.4f) 9 days ago. Back down in trip. Others make more appeal.

|
Timeform
4
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: Jack Mitchell |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 70
7/1

Fifth of 8 in handicap at this course (8.6f, 11/4) 9 days ago. Others more persuasive.

|
Timeform
5
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: J Fanning |  T: M Johnston|  OR: 69
12/1

Winner at Beverley in June. Sixth of 8 in handicap at Chelmsford City (10f, 16/1) 21 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. One to consider.

|
Timeform
6
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Cieren Fallon |  T: W J Haggas|  OR: 68
40/1

Lightly-raced maiden. 13/8, seventh of 10 in minor event at this course (7.2f) 43 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Hood back on. Plenty to find on form.

|
Timeform
7
(13)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Finley Marsh |  T: Robert Stephens|  OR: 68|  CD
11/2

Course winner. Winner here in August. 12/1, seventh of 10 in handicap at Chelmsford City (10f) 12 days ago. Return to this venue should suit and each-way claims.

|
Timeform
8
(2)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: D J Coakley|  OR: 64
10/1

Latest win at Windsor in July. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, eighth of 11 in handicap (6/1) at Bath (10.2f, firm) 24 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Enters calculations.

|
Timeform
9
(12)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: L P Keniry |  T: C G Cox|  OR: 67
33/1

Lightly-raced maiden. Seventh of 11 in handicap at Bath (10.2f, firm, 20/1) 24 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Others make more appeal.

|
Timeform
10
(10)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Philip Prince |  T: D M Loughnane|  OR: 65|  CD
28/1

Course winner. First run since leaving Brian Barr when 13/2 and hooded for 1st time, career best when winning 7-runner handicap at Bath (8f, firm) 24 days ago, missing break. May continue to improve.

|
Timeform
11
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: P Cosgrave |  T: Tom Clover|  OR: 64|  BF
33/1

11/4 and visored for 1st time, eighth of 9 in handicap at Bath (8f, good to soft) 64 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Needs a couple of these to falter.

|
Timeform
12
(11)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: W Buick |  T: J R Fanshawe|  OR: 64|  BF
11/4

Good second of 12 in handicap at this C&D (7/2) 31 days ago. Less exposed than many of these and leading claims.

|
Timeform

Non-Runners

13
(8)
Blue Eagle17
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 3
T: C Fellowes  J: Callum Shepherd
Betting

Forecast

Estate House (11/4), Grey D'Ars (5/1), Our Shakila (11/2), Kuwait Shield (7/1), Wind In My Sails (17/2), Sweet Charity (10/1), Greengage (11/1), Old Harbour (12/1), Blue Eagle (16/1), Never Said Nothing (28/1), Magical Dragon (33/1), Rajguru (33/1), Pretty Pickle (40/1)

Verdict

ESTATE HOUSE shaped well over C&D last month and he has fewer miles on the clock than a lot in this race so is chanced to finally get his head in front. Blue Eagle is also one of the more lightly-raced ones in here and may take another step forward to get involved in the finish. Wind In My Sails ran well here last week and won't be far away if repeating that effort.

  1. ESTATE HOUSE (FR)
  2. BLUE EAGLE (IRE)
  3. WIND IN MY SAILS
Prize Money
1st: £3,429.002nd: £1,020.003rd: £510.004th: £300.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

Next Race Off

Racing Tips

Most Followed