19:30 Wolverhampton

Tuesday 9 June 2020

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Class 6  |   1m 142y  |   Standard  |   10 Runners  |   Allweather
Off time: 19:33  |   Winning time: 1m 50.69s
Weighed In
1
(12)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: George Wood |  T: Mrs H Main|  OR: 65
5/1

Showed ability on his final two starts at two including when 4L fifth in a 7f event at Kempton in October. Gelded since finishing eighth at Newmarket (1m, soft) subsequently and is of interest on handicap debut.

3
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: D Nolan |  T: Liam Bailey|  OR: 64|  BF
12/1

Seven race maiden ran well when finishing third in a handicap over an extended 1m at Nottingham (heavy) in October. Changed stables since and he is one to note on his seasonal reappearance.

5
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: D C Costello |  T: J M P Eustace|  OR: 63
33/1

Fair efforts at big prices on his last two starts including when 5½L seventh over 7f at Kempton back in January. Gelded since and he is worth a check in the market stepping up in trip on handicap debut.

6
(11)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: A Kirby |  T: J Ryan|  OR: 62
11/4

Well beaten ninth in a soft ground novice event over 7f at Newmarket last October. Gelded since and interesting to see how he performs from a wide draw on his first start in handicap company.

7
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Tom Marquand |  T: M R Channon|  OR: 62
10/1

Decent efforts in defeat in two starts to date most recently when beaten 7½L into third in a six runner maiden at Goodwood (6f, soft) just under 12 months ago. Bred to appreciate this step up in trip and is interesting on handicap debut.

8
(8)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Rob Hornby |  T: J G Portman|  OR: 62|  C
7/2

Broke her maiden at the tenth time of asking when winning by a neck over 7f in a selling event here in early February. Beaten a short-neck over this trip at Kempton subsequently and is one for the shortlist in this contest.

9
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: P Mulrennan |  T: Miss J A Camacho|  OR: 61
8/1

Improved on his first start in handicaps when finishing 1½L third in a 7f event at this venue last November. Gelded since and he is a notable runner with a good draw on his first attempt at this distance.

10
(10)
Kiligp249
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: D Allan |  T: T D Easterby|  OR: 60
14/1

Placed off this mark over 7f at Redcar (good-to-firm) in September. Good fourth subsequently and interesting to see how he fares upped in trip on seasonal debut having disappointed in cheekpieces (retained) at Southwell in October.

11
(9)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: J P Sullivan |  T: J R Norton|  OR: 57
66/1

Well beaten in two starts at two including over an extended 1m here in September. Gelded and changed stables since and he is probably best watched on handiap debut.

12
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Ben Robinson |  T: A Brittain|  OR: 56
8/1

Recorded his first placed effort when finishing runner-up off this mark over 7f here in February. Below that form dropped to 6f here subsequently and shapes as if he'll appreciate this step up in trip.

Non-Runners

2
(4)
Take That251
Weight: 9-6|  Age: 3
T: R A Fahey  J: Barry McHugh
4
(7)
Golden Fountain3
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 3
T: M Johnston  J: F Norton
Betting

Forecast

Jack Ryan (11/4), Divine Connection (7/2), Island Nation (5/1), Golden Fountain (7/1), Captain Corelli (8/1), Van Dijk (8/1), Take That (8/1), Decora (10/1), Jungle Book (12/1), Kilig (14/1), Astroman (33/1), Ben Lilly (66/1)

Verdict
DIVINE CONNECTION already has winning course form to her name from a selling event in February and following a good effort at Kempton last time she can record her first victory in handicaps by taking this three-year-old only event. The selection can get the better of Jungle Book who is making his first start since joining his current trainer and has run well off this mark in the past while third place can go to Captain Correlli who is tackling this distance for the first time.
  1. Divine Connection
  2. Jungle Book
  3. Captain Corelli
Prize Money
1st: £2,782.002nd: £828.003rd: £414.004th: £207.00

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