The weather stayed fine for the evening meeting on Saturday 22nd September 2012. Here are the Wolverhampton races results for the 8 race card and it was an evening for the favourites with 4 going in.
Race 1 – 5:50 – 32Red Handicap – Class 6 – 3yo+ (0-55) – 5f
|2nd||Nine Before Ten||9/1|
Winning Jockey: David Nolan
Winning Trainer: Eric Alston
Race Review: A pretty ordinary looking 0-55 sprint handicap on paper but Sally’s Swansong was one of those with recent form and she added to her course and distance win earlier in the month to a good follow up uner a penalty. It was good to see Nine Before Ten coming back into form and she is the one to watch if she continues to run like this as she is well treated on previous form.
Race 2 – 6:20 – 32Red.com Handicap (Div I) – Class 5 – 3yo+ (0-75) – 6f
|3rd||Prince of Passion||15/2|
Winning Jockey: Adam Kirby
Winning Trainer: Stuart Williams
Race Review: A race which reveloved around treble seeking Theresnoneedfordat who did the business nicely for Adam Kirby winning comfotably by 3 lenghts. Our selection for the race was Avonvalley and at 16/1 she offered a decent value each way alternative to the favourite, although she never got close enough to seriously challenge she stayed on nicely and can win a race at this level soon. It shows the value of calling the phoneline each day of racing.
Race 3 – 6:50 – 32Red.com Handicap (Div II) – Class 5 – 3yo+ (0-75) – 6f
|2nd||For Shia And Lula||8/1|
|3rd||My Own Way Home||9/4|
Winning Jockey: Mark Coumbe
Winning Trainer: Roy Bowring
Race Review: A far more competetive handicap than Div I and as the result suggests it was not strong form with Dancing Maite benefitting from a positive ride from his 3lb claimer Mark Coumbe who got him a psoitive position and never really looked like getting caught. No real form to speak of and Restless Bay looks one to avoid at short prices after playing up on the way to the start and never really getting into the race.
Race 4 – 7:20 -Download Our Iphone App Selling Stakes – Class 6 – 2yo – 6f
Winning Jockey:Richard Kingscote
Winning Trainer:Tom Dascombe
Race Review: A race which was a pretty ordinary looking seller and looked to be between Marchwood and Done Dreaming but Majestic Jess had other ideas and spoiled the party. Marchwood led coming into the hoe straight and looked like he would take the race but Majestic Jess had not read the script and came upsides 1f out before putting the race to bed. A decent run. Marchwood is worth another chance and can bounce back to win more at this level.
Race 5 – 7:50 – 32Red Casino Handicap – Class 6 – 3yo (0-65) – 7f
|1st||Twenty One Choice||EvensF|
Winning Jockey: Liam Keniry
Winning Trainer:Ed De Giles
Another treble seeker in Twenty One Choice who I have put up on the last two occasions and has done us proud winning at 8/1 and 9/4, he duly obliged again to make it three in a row and looks capable of further improvement. The other to take from the race was ExceedExpectations who ran well in defeat and looks to be back in the sort of form to win races at this level.
Race 6 – 8:20 – Irish Stallion Farms E B F Maiden Stakes – Class 5 – 2yo – 1m 1f
|1st||Waddi Al Hattawi||2/1f|
Winning Jockey:Silvestre De Sousa
Winning Trainer:Saeed Bin Suroor
Race Review:An interesting race as it pitched no less than 3 Godolphin debutants against a couple of tried and tested horses in Ocean Applause rated 90 and The Scuttler. Wadi Al Hattawi looked the best bred of the Godolphin horses and came in for sustained support through the day and although he came under pressure early in the race, the further he went the better he looked and he finished drawing away from the rest of the field. He is one for the notebook for middle distance races. Ocean Applause however has a bit to prove now and did not respond to the fitting of cheekpieces.
Race 7 – 8:50 - Foley Steels Handicap – Class 5 – 3yo (0-70) – 1m 1f
Winning Jockey:Martin Lane
Winning Trainer:Mark Johnston
Race Review:Another wide open handicap on paper and one to avoid from a betting perspective. Raheeba did this nicely though and the fitting of first time blinkers has clearly done the trick, she will be of interest under a penalty so add her to your notebook for next time. Refreshestheparts is another who deserves a chance, as she moved well through the race and just could not get to the winner who kept on going, she will win more of these types of race.
Race 8 – 9:20 – 32Red Supporting British Racing Handicap – Class 6 – 3yo+ (0-65) – 1m 4f
Winning Jockey:Mathew Hopkins
Winning Trainer:Michael Easterby
Race Review:A race which was nearly as interesting for a horse who did not run as those that did. Sweet Lavender was backed in from an early price of 12/1 to 3/1 through the day and then withdrawn late. Apart from that it was a pretty weak handicap and won by Jeer who lost by 18 lengths last time he raced here and is a typical unreliable performaer for this leve. Iceman George was well backed in to 7/4f but disappointed in this slowly run race, being held up he just could not get close enough to challenge, may fare better in a more strongly run pace.
Don’t forget the next racing at Wolverhampton is an Evening meeting next Thursday 27th September 2012 – full Wolverhampton Races Results will be available the following morning.