Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap 1m 4f 51y
- (4yo+, 1m 4f 51y, Class 2, 5 runners)
- Winner £10,308 2nd £4,834 3rd £2,418 4th £1,208 5th £604 6th £302
- Going: Standard
- Surface: AllWeather
- Winning time: 2m 39.43s
- Off time: 19:51:08
|1st||4 Chai Yo Power||15/8|
|2nd||5 Ice Pyramid||¾||14/1|
Global Heat (IRE) 49
|6||133 9-7 p||S bin Suroor||Stefano Cherchi (3)||101|
Pistoletto (USA) 8
|5||127 9-1 p||J Ryan||Darragh Keenan||95|
Goolwa (IRE) 192
|4||126 9-0||A M Balding||William Carver (3)||94|
Chai Yo Power 262
|5||123 8-11||Sir Michael Stoute||S W Kelly||91|
Ice Pyramid (IRE) 691
|7||119 8-7||P A Kirby||Marco Ghiani||87|
Pistoletto won over today’s trip at Lingfield before struggling over 1m2f at the same track while Global Heat has been keeping much better company at Meydan, though hasn’t won for over a year. Chai Yo Power has been off the track since completing a hat-trick with a victory at Kempton in August and is 8lb higher on his return but GOOLWA ended last term with a Listed victory at Bath and made a winning reappearance last season - a bold bid is expected from Andrew Balding’s filly in this. Ice Pyramid looks up against it on his first outing since 2020.
Chai Yo Power6-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led going well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Aug beating Aced It (9-4) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Ice Pyramid (IRE)5-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, no impression after, 6th of 12, 10 1/4l behind Alignak (9-1) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (3) pol in Jun.
Global Heat (IRE)(9-0) 5th of 14, 5 3/4l behind Hukum (9-0) at Meydan 1m 4f Grp 2 fst in Mar.
Goolwa (IRE)16-1 (8-11) Towards rear, pushed along well over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on strongly well inside last to lead final strides, won at Bath 1m 6f lst fll stks (1) gf in Oct beating Brunnera (8-11) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Pistoletto (USA)11-1 (9-9) In rear, pushed along 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 13, 3 1/4l behind Dembe (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (3) pol in Apr.