18:00 Wolverhampton

Tuesday 24 November 2020

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Betway Handicap

Class 2  |   5f 21y  |   Standard  |   11 Runners  |   Allweather
Off time: 18:02  |   Winning time: 59.87s
Weighed In
1
(9)
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: George Downing |  T: D K Ivory|  OR: 99|  D
80/1

33/1, last of 12 in handicap at Doncaster (5f, good) on reappearance in June. Off again since so hard to know what form he arrives in.

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2
(5)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Phil Dennis |  T: D C Griffiths|  OR: 98|  D
11/1

Sixteen runs since last win in 2019. 14/1, very good second of 10 in handicap over C&D 33 days ago. Ought to be competitive again.

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3
(11)
Age: 10|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Harry Russell |  T: D O'Meara|  OR: 95|  CD
20/1

C&D winner. 3 wins from 17 runs this year. Creditable 2½ lengths third of 13 to Venturous in handicap (14/1) at Newcastle (5f) 5 days ago, but the widest stall could make life awkward here.

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4
(8)
Age: 9|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: S M Levey |  T: S C Williams|  OR: 95|  CD
12/1

C&D winner. Sixteen runs since last win in 2019. 10/1, creditable second (Top Breeze third, Watchable fourth) in handicap at Lingfield (5f, AW) 20 days ago. Another to consider.

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5
(7)
Venturous5(ex 4)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: B A Curtis |  T: T D Barron|  OR: 91|  C|  D
9/4

In cracking form this autumn, scoring by wide margin at Doncaster and following up in competitive race on tapeta at Newcastle 5 days ago. 4 lb penalty unlikely to prevent bold bid for hat-trick.

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6
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: J Garritty |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 93|  D
10/1

Useful colt who wasn't disgraced in a Group 3 at Newcastle on return but hasn't matched that since. Makes handicap debut here.

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7
(10)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: R Kingscote |  T: David Loughnane|  OR: 92|  CD
12/1

C&D winner. Six wins from 19 Flat runs. 9/1, sixth of 8 in handicap at Lingfield (5f, AW) 20 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Draw not ideal.

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8
(3)
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Jason Hart |  T: J J Quinn|  OR: 90|  D
12/1

Polytrack winner at Chelmsford in March but recent efforts on turf only respectable.

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9
(1)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: George Rooke |  T: R Hughes|  OR: 90|  CD
3/1

C&D winner and in good form on AW of late, including third to Good Effort (Watchable fourth) at Lingfield (5f) 20 days ago. Ought to go well from the inside stall.

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10
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: L Morris |  T: A W Carroll|  OR: 85|  D
14/1

Career best when winning 6-runner handicap at Chelmsford (5f) 12 days ago. Only raised 3 lb so ought to remain competitive.

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11
(4)
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-6  |  J: J Fanning |  T: D M Loughnane|  OR: 84|  C|  D
9/1

Course winner. 14/1, creditable sixth of 12 in handicap at Kempton (6f) 20 days ago. Now 4 lb lower than when scoring over 6f here in March.

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Betting

Forecast

Venturous (9/4), Top Breeze (3/1), El Hombre (9/1), Ventura Lightning (10/1), Ornate (11/1), Lord Riddiford (12/1), Leodis Dream (12/1), Royal Birth (12/1), Pop Dancer (14/1), Watchable (20/1), Stake Acclaim (80/1)

Verdict

VENTUROUS is a sprinter on a roll and a 4 lb penalty for last week's Newcastle success doesn't looked enough to prevent him completing the hat-trick. Top Breeze is ideally drawn for one who tends to race up with the pace and he can provide the chief threat ahead of Royal Birth.

  1. VENTUROUS (IRE)
  2. TOP BREEZE (IRE)
  3. ROYAL BIRTH

Previous Winners

2019
Rocket Action
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-3  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: T P Queally
  |  
T: R M H Cowell
5/2

Prize Money

1st: £11,828.002nd: £3,542.003rd: £1,771.004th: £885.005th: £443.006th: £222.00

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