13:20 Wolverhampton

Thursday 16 August 2018

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sportnation.bet UK Racing Specialist Novice Stakes (Div 1)

Class 5  |   6f 20y  |   Standard  |   10 Runners  |   Allweather

Weighed In

Off time: 13:21  |   Winning time: 1m 14.64s

1st
1
(1)
2/1f
T: R A FaheyJ: T Hamilton
Always prominent, led entering final furlong, driven out op 9/4 tchd 11/4
2nd
nk
7
(6)
9/4
T: R M BeckettJ: Louis Steward
Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on well, nearest finish op 2/1
3rd
2
5
(7)
12/1
T: R HannonJ: Gary Mahon (5)
Slowly into stride, switched left soon after start, mid-division, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong op 14/1
4th
½
2
(10)
4/1
T: D R LaniganJ: S Donohoe
Held up towards rear, headway approaching final furlong, never nearer tchd 7/2
5th
nk
6
(3)
14/1
T: K R BurkeJ: C Lee (3)
In touch, outpaced halfway, stayed on well closing stages, never on terms op 25/1
6th
1 ¼
3
(2)
100/1
T: R HarrisJ: David Probert
Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong tchd 80/1
7th
5
8
(8)
29-2
9/2
T: J TateJ: P J McDonald
Soon led, pushed along 2f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened op 6/1
8th
1 ¾
9
(9)
150/1
T: J RichesJ: Connor Murtagh (5)
Always behind tchd 200/1
9th
2 ½
4
(4)
22/1
T: R M H CowellJ: E J Walsh (3)
In touch, driven halfway, soon weakened op 20/1
10th
2
10
(5)
150/1
T: B P J BaughJ: J F Egan
Dwelt, outpaced in rear, soon detached

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Betting

Forecast

Axe Axelrod (2/1), Suppressor (9/4), Beleaguerment (4/1), Zmhar (9/2), Cracking Speed (12/1), Shallow Hal (14/1), Budaiya Fort (22/1), Brother Bentley (100/1), Lottie Deno (150/1), Shesadabber (150/1)

Verdict
Connections must be hopeful that AXE AXELROD is far better than he demonstrated in defeat at odds of 2/13f at Ayr last month, so in a fairly modest opener, a line is best drawn through that run and he's taken to build upon his more encouraging debut at Hamilton. A number of the others could prove capable of stepping up on their respective debut efforts (including Suppressor, Shallow Hal and Budaiya Fort), but in truth they need to do so, so perhaps Zmhar is the best advice for the forecast assuming that P J McDonald can get this free running colt to drop the anchor a fraction in the early stages.
  1. Axe Axelrod
  2. Zmhar
  3. Shallow Hal

Previous Winners

2017
Amazing Alice
Weight: 9-5  |Age: 2
Weight: 9-5  |  
Age: 2  |  
J: Edward Greatrex
  |  
T: Archie Watson
5/2
Prize Money
1st:
£3,752.00
2nd:
£1,116.00
3rd:
£558.00
4th:
£279.00

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