2.10: 10 of the last 12 winners have scored at 10/1 or less which is not too bad a record in this type of (amateur) event. Regular readers will know that I play the 'jockeys' in these events rather than the horses because let's be honest about it, runners that are declared for these race by and large have lost any pace they once possessed, as opposed to the pilots who offer a great deal of difference in the saddle in terms of ability. The relevant pilots will doubtless give plenty of assistance to the likes of GOLDMADCHEN, PRAIRIE HAWK and DEADLINE DAY.
Favourite factor: Three clear market leaders and three joint favourites have scored via 12 contests to date. 12 of the 14 favourites have secured toteplacepot positions thus far.
Wolverhampton record of course winners in the opening event on the card:
3/11--Goldmadchen (C&D winner x 3)
2.45: The second heat of the opening race could be dominated by DISSERTATION, CELESTIAL DANCER and (possibly) STORYTALE for the same reasons as made clear in the first race. TEIDE PEAK is added to the overnight mix following three course victories, albeit via a great number of opportunities as you can see below.
Favourite factor: This is the second division of the opening amateur event on the card, whereby the same stats remain in place.
Wolverhampton record of course winners in the second contest on the card:
3/17--Teide Peak (C&D winner)
3.15: Three-year-olds have won five of the seven contests, with vintage representatives being 6/5 to to extend the advantage before the form book is consulted. The pick of the quintet of relevant raiders (in an eleven strong field) on this occasion could prove to be FUN FOR ALL, NORDENFIELD and PENSAX GIRL. HIGH INTENSITY could be the joker in the pack in the vintage trends are to be breached.
Favourite factor: Six renewals have slipped by without a successful favourite being recorded since the inaugural (6/4) market leader obliged. Six of the seven market leaders have finished in the frame (exact science), statistics which include last years (10/11) bronze medallist.
3.50: Four-year-olds lead the five-year-olds 4-2 via the last six renewals and with the two vintages taking up six of the 13 declarations, five year-old representatives MARY LE BOW and DOVE MOUNTAIN might repel challenges from the 'junior' raiders CHORLTON HOUSE and YULONG XIONGBA close home.
Favourite factor: All eight winners have scored at a top price of 5/1, statistics which include four successful market leaders. That said, three of the four favourites which failed to win also missed out on toteplacepot positions.
Wolverhampton record of course winners in the fourth contest:
2/7--Tijuca (C&D winner)
2/3--Vastly (Dual C&D winner)
3/20--Matraash (Dual C&D winner)
3/13--Diletta Tommasa (C&D winner)
2/6--Mary Le Bow (C&D winner)
1/3--La Havrese (C&D winner)
4.20: Five of the six available toteplacepot positions have been claimed by horses carrying a minimum burden of 9-1, statistics which include both winners at 20/1 & 12/1. Unfortunately, only one horse is eliminated from my enquiries accordingly in an 11 strong line up, leaving HOOFALONG to arguably lead home the likes of BOSHAM, SEVE and JUSTICE GOOD. The first named pair are trained by Mick Easterby who, if I am not mistaken, was set to retire 18 months or so ago. I know that time travels quickly, but has Mick's timepiece stopped, along with all the clocks in his dwelling?
Favourite factor: Search parties are still out looking for the two beaten favourites to date, both market leaders having finished out with the washing.
Wolverhampton record of course winners in the fifth event:
1/3--Boom The Groom (C&D winner)
1/1--Judicial (C&D winner)
3/12--Dynamo Walt (C&D winner x 3)
1/2--Seve (C&D winner)
1/4--Royal Birth (C&D winner)
4.55: Richard Fahey has his runners scoring regularly of late and his beaten favourite RUBIS might be worth another chance in this grade/company, especially as I am willing to forgive any horse which fails to adapt to Southwell conditions. WORLD'S GREATEST and BOYCIE should offer most resistance at the business end of proceedings on this occasion.
Favourite factor: The toteplacepot finale is a new event on the Wolverhampton card.
Wolverhampton record of course winners in the sixth race:
1/4--Threebagsue (C&D winner)
All references to placed horses on these pages are based on an exact science regarding general place terms offered by bookmakers and totepool.com
Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Wolverhampton card on Monday:
7--Daniel Mark Loughnane
2--Emmet Michael Butterly
1--Ed de Giles
1--John David Riches
91 declared runners