21:15 Wolverhampton (A.W.) 12 Oct 2018

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Winner £3,105 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Timeform says (star rating)
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Printouts
Data quality74%
Position
1 (5)
862425
iT
Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond (Mrs E Evans)

Athassel 15 

ch g Dalakhani - Hope Island (Titus Livius)

9 9-6
55
9 9-6
55

3-time C&D winner. Twenty nine runs since last win in 2017. Fifth of 8 in handicap at Kempton (6f, 5/1) 15 days ago, left with lot to do.

3-time C&D winner. Twenty nine runs since last win in 2017. Fifth of 8 in handicap at Kempton (6f, 5/1) 15 days ago, left with lot to do.

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Athassel Score: 346

2 (1)
011760-
iT
Red and royal blue stripes, red sleeves, royal blue spots, hooped cap (Mrs A Frost)

Born To Reason (IRE)  290 

b g Born To Sea - Laureldean Lady (Statue Of Liberty)

4 9-6
55
4 9-6
55

Course winner. Twelfth of 13 in handicap (12/1) at this course (9.5f). Off 9 months. Down in trip. Has good chance on pick of form.

Course winner. Twelfth of 13 in handicap (12/1) at this course (9.5f). Off 9 months. Down in trip. Has good chance on pick of form.

Born To Reason Score: 337

3 (2)
753990
iT
White, red seams, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, red star (Prime Lawns Limited & Partner)

Breathoffreshair 14 

b g Bated Breath - Stormy Weather (Nashwan)

4 9-6 t
55 WS2
4 9-6 t
55 WS2

Last of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 33/1) 14 days ago. Second run after wind surgery so one to watch in the market.

Last of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 33/1) 14 days ago. Second run after wind surgery so one to watch in the market.

Breathoffreshair Score: 335

4 (10)
605446
iT
Royal blue and yellow (halved), chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr D Morgan)

Admirable Art (IRE)  25 

b g Excellent Art - Demi Voix (Halling)

8 9-5
54
8 9-5
54

C&D winner. Sixth of 10 in handicap at Brighton (7f, good, 12/1) 25 days ago.

C&D winner. Sixth of 10 in handicap at Brighton (7f, good, 12/1) 25 days ago.

Admirable Art Score: 292

5 (11)
308567
iT
Red, white disc and sleeves, black and white striped cap (Cassidy Connolly Partnership)

Texas Radio (IRE)  27 

b g Kyllachy - Miss Rochester (Montjeu)

5 9-5 b
54
5 9-5 b
54

Seventh of 11 in handicap (5/2) at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to firm) 27 days ago, slowly away. Makes tapeta debut. Blinkers back on. Wide draw to overcome but one to consider.

Seventh of 11 in handicap (5/2) at Musselburgh (7.2f, good to firm) 27 days ago, slowly away. Makes tapeta debut. Blinkers back on. Wide draw to overcome but one to consider.

Texas Radio Score: 347

6 (7)
155566
iT
Yellow, royal blue star, orange sleeves and cap (Isla & Colin Cage)

Caledonia Laird 20 

b g Firebreak - Granuaile O'Malley (Mark of Esteem)

7 9-5
54
7 9-5
54

3-time C&D winner. Latest win here in May. 40/1, respectable sixth of 12 in handicap at Catterick (7f, good to soft) 20 days ago, running on late. Merits consideration.

3-time C&D winner. Latest win here in May. 40/1, respectable sixth of 12 in handicap at Catterick (7f, good to soft) 20 days ago, running on late. Merits consideration.

Caledonia Laird Score: 369

3
7 (4)
875
iT
Light blue and yellow diamonds, light blue cap (Mr Abdulaziz Alqallaf)

Jabarout (USA)  22 

b c Uncle Mo - Tell Me Twice (Harlan's Holiday)

3 9-4
55
3 9-4
55

Thrice-raced maiden. 66/1, fifth of 8 in minor event at Chelmsford City (8f) 22 days ago, slowly away. Makes handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. 66/1, fifth of 8 in minor event at Chelmsford City (8f) 22 days ago, slowly away. Makes handicap debut.

Jabarout Score: 325

8 (9)
0354
iT
Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, yellow and royal blue halved sleeves, yellow and royal blue hooped cap (Mrs Anne Gaffney)

Saguaro (IRE)  15 

b f High Chaparral - Plying (Hard Spun)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Lightly-raced maiden. 7/1, creditable fourth of 8 in handicap at Kempton (6f) 15 days ago. May yet improve further and one to consider for each-way purposes on Tapeta debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. 7/1, creditable fourth of 8 in handicap at Kempton (6f) 15 days ago. May yet improve further and one to consider for each-way purposes on Tapeta debut.

Saguaro Score: 389

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9 (6)
368657
iT
Black, orange stars, orange and black striped cap (Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club Ltd)

Sugar Coating 18 

b f Dutch Art - Muscovado (Mr Greeley)

3 9-4
55
3 9-4
55

16/1, below form seventh of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (8f) 18 days ago. Others more persuasive.

16/1, below form seventh of 12 in handicap at Newcastle (8f) 18 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Sugar Coating Score: 314

10 (8)
5556
iT
Royal blue, dark blue epaulets and armlets (Mr F Qadir)

Zahirah 20 

b f Mullionmileanhour - Numanthia (Barathea)

4 9-3
52
4 9-3
52

Lightly-raced maiden. 16/1, sixth of 9 in handicap at Chelmsford City (6f) 20 days ago looking as though she would improve for the run. Still very few miles on the clock and of interest.

Lightly-raced maiden. 16/1, sixth of 9 in handicap at Chelmsford City (6f) 20 days ago looking as though she would improve for the run. Still very few miles on the clock and of interest.

Zahirah Score: 361

4
11 (12)
397577
iT
Dark blue, white hooped sleeves, white cap (The Mark Usher Racing Club)

Black Truffle (FR)  55 

b g Kyllachy - Some Diva (Dr Fong)

8 9-2 p
51
8 9-2 p
51

3-time C&D winner. 25/1, below form seventh of 16 in handicap at Chepstow (6.1f, good) 55 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Looks competitive on form but draw slightly offputting.

3-time C&D winner. 25/1, below form seventh of 16 in handicap at Chepstow (6.1f, good) 55 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Looks competitive on form but draw slightly offputting.

Black Truffle Score: 351

12 (3)
099245
iT
Maroon, black cross of lorraine, armlets and cap (Miss Robin Blaze McEntee)

Malaysian Boleh 3 

ch g Compton Place - Orlena (Gone West)

8 9-2 b es
51 1
8 9-2 b es
51 1

C&D winner. Creditable fifth of 13 in handicap (25/1) at Brighton (8f, good to soft) 3 days ago, never nearer. Needs a couple of these to falter.

C&D winner. Creditable fifth of 13 in handicap (25/1) at Brighton (8f, good to soft) 3 days ago, never nearer. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Malaysian Boleh Score: 497

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Verdict

Irish raider TEXAS RADIO found himself too far behind with the gaps failing to materialise when finishing down the field at Musselburgh last time, but he has a chance to gain some compensation here off the same mark, with his claiming jockey replaced by the experienced Stevie Donohoe. Course and distance winners Athassel, Malaysian Boleh and Admirable Art are all respected, although the main opposition may be provided by Zahirah, who could easily build on her Chelmsford reappearance after a couple of months away now stepped up in trip.

Verdict

ZAHIRAH may yet improve further on only her fifth racecourse start, she showed good pace at Chelmsford last time and may well come on for that run. Saguaro is another that is less exposed than many in this race and she may get involved in the finish. Black Truffle by contrast is eight years old but is a multiple C&D winner and may have each-way claims despite a tricky draw.