17:40 Wolverhampton (A.W.) 3 Jan 2018

Bet And Watch At sunbets.co.uk Selling Stakes (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,105 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: High

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Printouts
Data quality77%
Position
1 (3)
433776-
iT
Light blue, purple cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, purple cap, white star (Mr G Brogan)

Acrux 28 

b g Dansili - Ikat (Pivotal)

5 9-1 h
70
5 9-1 h
70

Fairly useful gelding. Course winner. Below form sixth of 14 in handicap (9/2) at Newcastle (7.1f) 28 days ago, finding less than looked likely. Back up in trip. Not discounted.

Fairly useful gelding. Course winner. Below form sixth of 14 in handicap (9/2) at Newcastle (7.1f) 28 days ago, finding less than looked likely. Back up in trip. Not discounted.

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Acrux Score: 440

1
2 (4)
352968-
iT
Red, black hoops, red sleeves (Mr S A T Quinn)

Beauden Barrett 75 

b g Dick Turpin - Riccoche (Oasis Dream)

5 9-1 t p
72
5 9-1 t p
72

Fair gelding. Respectable eighth of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (10.2f, 28/1) 75 days ago, left poorly placed. Cheekpieces back on. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Fair gelding. Respectable eighth of 13 in handicap at Newcastle (10.2f, 28/1) 75 days ago, left poorly placed. Cheekpieces back on. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Beauden Barrett Score: 276

3 (7)
3/02200-
iT
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap (Dr Marwan Koukash)

Energia Flavio (BRZ)  18 

gr g Agnes Gold - Lira Da Guanabara (Pitu Da Guanabara)

8 9-1
74
8 9-1
74

Fairly useful gelding. Remains a maiden after 30 Flat runs. 33/1 and hooded for 1st time, tenth of 12 in handicap at this course (7.2f) 18 days ago. Back up in trip.

Fairly useful gelding. Remains a maiden after 30 Flat runs. 33/1 and hooded for 1st time, tenth of 12 in handicap at this course (7.2f) 18 days ago. Back up in trip.

Energia Flavio Score: 398

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4 (6)
354160-
iT
Yellow, dark blue hoop, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars (Mr J M Wall)

Frantical 99 

b g Observatory - Quest For Freedom (Falbrav)

6 9-1
60
6 9-1
60

Fair gelding. Latest win at Ffos Las in July. 33/1, twelfth of 13 in handicap at Lingfield (10f, AW). Off 99 days. Difficult ask.

Fair gelding. Latest win at Ffos Las in July. 33/1, twelfth of 13 in handicap at Lingfield (10f, AW). Off 99 days. Difficult ask.

Frantical Score: 289

5 (2)
985563-
iT
Orange, dark blue sleeves, light blue diamonds, dark blue cap, light blue diamonds (Melbourne 10 Racing)

Outer Space 8 

b g Acclamation - Venoge (Green Desert)

7 9-1
75
7 9-1
75

Fairly useful gelding. Sixteen runs since last win in 2017. 9/2, creditable third of 10 in handicap at this course (7.2f) 8 days ago. Up in trip. One of the likelier types on recent evidence.

Fairly useful gelding. Sixteen runs since last win in 2017. 9/2, creditable third of 10 in handicap at this course (7.2f) 8 days ago. Up in trip. One of the likelier types on recent evidence.

Outer Space Score: 355

3
6 (1)
007008-
iT
Orange, black star, red sleeves, orange cap, black star (Mr K Wreglesworth)

Pivotman 20 

ch g Pivotal - Grandalea (Grand Lodge)

10 9-1 t b
72
10 9-1 t b
72

Fair gelding. Course winner. Last of 8 in handicap at Chelmsford City (10f, 33/1) 20 days ago.

Fair gelding. Course winner. Last of 8 in handicap at Chelmsford City (10f, 33/1) 20 days ago.

Pivotman Score: 271

7 (5)
02707
iT
Emerald green, light blue triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves, emerald green cap, mauve star (Curry House Corner)

Pour La Victoire (IRE)  76 

b g Antonius Pius - Lady Lucia (Royal Applause)

8 9-1
72
8 9-1
72

Fair gelding. Course winner. Fifteen runs since last win in 2016. Seventh of 10 in handicap at Brighton (7f, heavy, 25/1) 76 days ago. Up in trip.

Fair gelding. Course winner. Fifteen runs since last win in 2016. Seventh of 10 in handicap at Brighton (7f, heavy, 25/1) 76 days ago. Up in trip.

Pour La Victoire Score: 308

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Verdict

OUTER SPACE kept on well at the finish when third over 7f here last time and promises to be suited by this stiffer test. Energia Flavio needs to leave behind a couple of wayward efforts but the drop into plating company entitles him to improve and he makes some appeal on his short-head handicap second over 7f here in August. Acrux is capable of taking a hand on these terms and is worth a market check, having been sent off joint-favourite for a Newcastle handicap when last sighted.

Verdict

OUTER SPACE hasn't scored for a while but he arrives on the back of a solid third in a handicap 8 days ago, and he gets the nod with his sights lowered once more. Acrux and Energia Flavio can emerge as the chief threats, in that order.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Standard 10 Black Dave 1 7 9 1 - 778093 23 days P Evans (78 miles) S Donohoe 6/1 1:48.45
2016 Standard 7 Moonlight Venture 4 5 9 1 - 646536 27 days K Ryan (114 miles) T Eaves 9/4 1:48.32