19:50 Wolverhampton (A.W.) 11 Nov 2017

sunbets.co.uk Handicap (Class 5) (3YO plus)

Winner £2,911 - 13 run - Draw Advantage: None

8

1m 142y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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Data quality76%
Position
1 (9)
833-022
iT
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap (Dr Marwan Koukash)

Energia Flavio (BRZ)  72 

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

7 9-7
75
7 9-7
75

Remains a maiden after 28 Flat runs on these shores. Creditable second of 12 in handicap (9/1) at this course (7.2f) 72 days ago. Up in trip. Should remain competitive.

Remains a maiden after 28 Flat runs on these shores. Creditable second of 12 in handicap (9/1) at this course (7.2f) 72 days ago. Up in trip. Should remain competitive.

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Energia Flavio Score: 387

4
2 (3)
426288
iT
Red, black star, black and white hooped sleeves, red cap, black star (Aykroyd And Sons Ltd)

Chosen Character (IRE)  43 

b g Choisir - Out Of Thanks (Sadler's Wells)

9 9-7 t v
75
9 9-7 t v
75

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Eighth of 11 in handicap at Haydock (8.2f, heavy, 33/1) 43 days ago, doing too much too soon. This just his second start on all-weather.

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. Eighth of 11 in handicap at Haydock (8.2f, heavy, 33/1) 43 days ago, doing too much too soon. This just his second start on all-weather.

Chosen Character Score: 327

3 (6)
675166
iT
Dark blue, pink epaulets, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, dark blue cap, pink star (Mr R A Royle & Mr S Evason)

Rock Warbler (IRE)  8 

ch g Raven's Pass - Rare Tern (Pivotal)

4 9-7 t h
75
4 9-7 t h
75

Latest win at Newcastle in September. Bit below form sixth of 14 in handicap (4/1) at Newcastle (7.1f) 8 days ago, needing stronger gallop. Up in trip.

Latest win at Newcastle in September. Bit below form sixth of 14 in handicap (4/1) at Newcastle (7.1f) 8 days ago, needing stronger gallop. Up in trip.

Rock Warbler Score: 362

4 (12)
296433
iT
Light blue, purple cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, purple cap, white star (Mr G Brogan)

Acrux 8 

b g Dansili - Ikat (Pivotal)

4 9-5 h
73
4 9-5 h
73

Course winner. Creditable third of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 11/2) 8 days ago, needing stronger gallop. Back up in trip. Won't be long in opening his account in handicaps.

Course winner. Creditable third of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 11/2) 8 days ago, needing stronger gallop. Back up in trip. Won't be long in opening his account in handicaps.

Acrux Score: 367

5 (10)
222P03
iT
Royal blue, red cross belts, white sleeves, red armlets, red and royal blue quartered cap (Wackey Racers Harefield)

Spiritual Star (IRE)  46 

b g Soviet Star - Million Spirits (Invincible Spirit)

8 9-4
72
8 9-4
72

C&D winner. 25/1, good third of 12 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW) 46 days ago, never nearer.

C&D winner. 25/1, good third of 12 in handicap at Lingfield (8f, AW) 46 days ago, never nearer.

Spiritual Star Score: 354

6 (5)
044931
iT
Emerald green, pink chevron (Mr Des Thurlby)

Luang Prabang (IRE)  15 

b f Invincible Spirit - Sauvage (Sri Pekan)

4 9-3
71
4 9-3
71

3/1, career best when winning 12-runner handicap at this C&D 15 days ago, suited by increase in trip. Yet to run a bad race at this venue so no surprise to see him in the mix.

3/1, career best when winning 12-runner handicap at this C&D 15 days ago, suited by increase in trip. Yet to run a bad race at this venue so no surprise to see him in the mix.

Luang Prabang Score: 411

3
7 (13)
629965
iT
White, royal blue stars, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star (Weldspec Glasgow Limited)

Rock N Rolla (IRE)  14 

ch g Intikhab - Fantastic Opinion (Fantastic Light)

3 9-3 v
74
3 9-3 v
74

Eleven runs since last win in 2016. Visored for 1st time, creditable fifth of 12 in handicap (12/1) at this course (7.2f) 14 days ago, never nearer. Back up in trip. Merits consideration.

Eleven runs since last win in 2016. Visored for 1st time, creditable fifth of 12 in handicap (12/1) at this course (7.2f) 14 days ago, never nearer. Back up in trip. Merits consideration.

Rock N Rolla Score: 306

8 (4)
555330
iT
Royal blue and pink stripes, royal blue sleeves, pink stars, pink cap (9 36 From Paddington)

Dana's Present 19 

ch g Osorio - Euro Empire (Bartok)

8 9-0
68
8 9-0
68

C&D winner. 50/1, first run since leaving Tom Dascombe when tenth of 11 in handicap at Windsor (8.1f, good to soft) 19 days ago, slowly away. Has work to do.

C&D winner. 50/1, first run since leaving Tom Dascombe when tenth of 11 in handicap at Windsor (8.1f, good to soft) 19 days ago, slowly away. Has work to do.

Dana's Present Score: 343

9 (1)
415625
iT
Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond (Mrs E Evans)

Black Dave (IRE)  106 

b g Excellent Art - Miss Latina (Mozart)

7 8-13
67
7 8-13
67

C&D winner. Latest win at Lingfield in May. 5/1, fifth of 6 in handicap at Chepstow (8.1f, heavy). Off 106 days.

C&D winner. Latest win at Lingfield in May. 5/1, fifth of 6 in handicap at Chepstow (8.1f, heavy). Off 106 days.

Black Dave Score: 349

10 (7)
326723
iT
Purple, emerald green stripe, emerald green sleeves, purple armlets and diamonds on emerald green cap (Looksarnteverything Partnership)

Epitaph (IRE)  11 

b g Henrythenavigator - Chartres (Danehill)

3 8-12 v1
69
3 8-12 v1
69

Remains a maiden after 16 Flat runs. 12/1, creditable third of 13 in handicap at this course (9.5f) 11 days ago, running on. Visor on 1st time.

Remains a maiden after 16 Flat runs. 12/1, creditable third of 13 in handicap at this course (9.5f) 11 days ago, running on. Visor on 1st time.

Epitaph Score: 363

11 (2)
700081
iT
Yellow, orange triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, orange diamond (Mr John Brown)

Fire Diamond 15 

b g Firebreak - Diapason (Mull Of Kintyre)

4 8-12 p
66
4 8-12 p
66

Improved on recent efforts to win 10-runner handicap at this course (7.2f, 11/4) 15 days ago, keeping on well. Up in trip. Not taken lightly.

Improved on recent efforts to win 10-runner handicap at this course (7.2f, 11/4) 15 days ago, keeping on well. Up in trip. Not taken lightly.

Fire Diamond Score: 308

12 (11)
316318
iT
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap (Dr Marwan Koukash)

Bell Heather (IRE)  57 

b f Iffraaj - Burren Rose (Storm Cat)

4 8-12
66
4 8-12
66

C&D winner. Latest win here in September. 14/1, eighth of 11 in handicap at Chester (7.6f, heavy) 57 days ago (saddle slipped early). Remains on a good AW mark so one to consider.

C&D winner. Latest win here in September. 14/1, eighth of 11 in handicap at Chester (7.6f, heavy) 57 days ago (saddle slipped early). Remains on a good AW mark so one to consider.

Bell Heather Score: 416

2
13 (8)
363031
iT
Pink, dark blue disc, pink sleeves, dark blue spots and spots on cap (Mrs Clodagh McStay)

Doria Road (USA)  23 

b f Quality Road - Celestic (Sky Classic)

3 8-8
65
3 8-8
65

16/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap at Newcastle (8f) 23 days ago, driven out. Still low mileage on artificial surfaces.

16/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap at Newcastle (8f) 23 days ago, driven out. Still low mileage on artificial surfaces.

Doria Road Score: 482

1
Verdict

Luang Prabang returned to winning ways over the extended mile here last time and a 4lb rise in the ratings is unlikely to prevent Chris Wall's four-year-old from mounting a bold bid. Preference, however, is for ENERGIA FLAVIO, who was thwarted by a short-head over 7f here last time and promises to be suited by this step up in trip as he bids to gain compensation off the same mark. The consistent Acrux is no forlorn hope for a place, while recent Newcastle scorer Doria Road is expected to give a good account in receipt of a weight-for-age allowance.

Verdict

BELL HEATHER did well to overcome the run of the race when scoring over C&D in September, and with her latest run back on turf easily overlooked, she could well represent a spot of value. Last-time-out winner's Luang Prabang and Fire Diamond are just 2 possible dangers however, in a competitive-looking finale.

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