Betway Classified Stakes 5f 21y

  • (4yo+, 5f 21y, Class 6, 10 runners)
  • Winner £2,970 2nd £1,394 3rd £697 4th £349 5th £300 6th £300
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 1.56s
  • Off time: 17:30:46
Full result
Result 17:30 Wolverhampton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Bernard Spierpoint 9/4f
1st 2 Blackcurrent d.h 11/2
3rd 9 Rhubarb ½ 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (10) 554341-
Black, red stripe, striped sleeves and cap Bernard Spierpoint 9
  • T:C Wallis
  • J:Connor Beasley
  • Form: 554341-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7v
  • OR: 54
5 133 9-7 v C Wallis Connor Beasley 54
2 (7) 737461-
White and black stripes, black sleeves and cap Blackcurrent 27
  • T:A D Brown
  • J:D Swift
  • Form: 737461-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR: 49
6 128 9-2 p A D Brown D Swift 49
3 (4) 224643-
Maroon, light blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Bluella 20
  • T:Jessica Macey
  • J:Oliver Stammers
  • Form: 224643-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 45
7 128 9-2 Jessica Macey Oliver Stammers (3) 45
4 (2) 108620-
Light blue, white star, red sleeves and cap Captain Ryan 115
  • T:G Deacon
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form: 108620-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 48
11 128 9-2 G Deacon L P Keniry 48
5 (5) 387242-
Dark Blue and White check, Red sleeves and cap First Verse (IRE) 20
  • T:M D I Usher
  • J:Charlie Bennett
  • Form: 387242-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 47
4 128 9-2 M D I Usher Charlie Bennett 47
6 (8) 006902-
Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Glen Rosa 30
  • T:A West
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 006902-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR: 49
4 128 9-2 p A West David Probert 49
8 (6) 199378-
White, royal blue cross belts, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap Mansfield 20
  • T:Mrs Stella Barclay
  • J:Joanna Mason
  • Form: 199378-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 46
9 128 9-2 Mrs Stella Barclay Joanna Mason (3) 46
9 (3) 397290-
GREEN, WHITE cross belts, NAVY BLUE sleeves and cap Rhubarb 22
  • T:R J Price
  • J:Hollie Doyle
  • Form: 397290-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 47
5 128 9-2 R J Price Hollie Doyle 47
10 (1) 635255-
BLACK and WHITE check, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW armlets, YELLOW cap Surewecan 16
  • T:Sarah Hollinshead
  • J:William Cox
  • Form: 635255-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR: 46
10 128 9-2 p Sarah Hollinshead William Cox (3) 46
11 (9) 807800-
Red and emerald green stripes, royal blue sleeves and cap Swooper 16
  • T:Mrs C A Dunnett
  • J:Christian Howarth
  • Form: 807800-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2v
  • OR: 46
4 128 9-2 v Mrs C A Dunnett Christian Howarth (7) 46

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
7 (11) 902807-
La Chica Lobo 9
  • T:L Williamson
  • J:Cam Hardie
  • Form: 902807-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2h
  • OR: 45
5 92 h L Williamson Cam Hardie 45

In depth

Verdict

It took Bernard Spierpoint 19 attempts to get his head in front having landed a novices race at Southwell last week. BLACKCURRENT won a handicap at Newcastle last time and another bold bid is expected in this lowly grade. First Verse finished in front of Bluella and Surewecan when runner-up over track and trip last time though had earlier found the runner-up Glen Rosa too good here and the latter should be in the mix again.

Formwatch

La Chica Lobo80-1 (9-0) Disputed lead towards stands side, close up after 1f, niggled along over 2f out, outpaced under 2f out and soon held, 7th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Bernard Spierpoint (9-5) at Southwell 5f stks (5) pol in Dec.

Bernard Spierpoint9-2 (9-5) Disputed lead towards far side, led after 1f, shaken up 2f out, pressed and ridden over 1f out, ran on well final furlong and going away at line, won at Southwell 5f stks (5) pol in Dec beating Bridgetown (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.

Blackcurrent22-1 (8-3) Disputed lead towards centre, pushed along under 3f out, led well over 1f out but soon pressed, ran on gamely, won at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec beating Stroxx (8-13) by nk, 14 ran.

Rhubarb33-1 (8-11) Pushed along in rear, never on terms, 11th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Khulu (8-8) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

First Verse (IRE)11-4 (9-0) Switched left start, held up towards rear, waiting for room on inside until gap opened turning in, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on into 2nd final 110 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Blazing Hot (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Glen Rosa14-1 (9-1) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Q Twenty Boy (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Mansfield14-1 (9-0) Off the pace towards rear, wide home turn, never on terms, 8th of 11, 7l behind Blazing Hot (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Surewecan12-1 (8-13) Keen towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 4l behind Patontheback (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Bluella22-1 (8-12) Off the pace in last pair, headway towards inside when carried left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Blazing Hot (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Swooper66-1 (9-1) Dwelt towards rear, never on terms, last of 12, 14 1/2l behind Porfin (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Captain Ryan16-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 14l behind Admirable Lad (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Sep.