6f. 20yds. (Class 6) 4-y-o plus9 Ran
Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap (Div 1) of £5,527.00 4-y-o plus
1st - £2,322.00, 2nd - £1,090.00, 3rd - £545.00, 4th - £300.00, 5th - £300.00, 6th - £300.00 , 7th - £300.00, 8th - £300.00 9 Ran
- Stewards Report
Permission was given for Manumission (IRE) to go early to post.
Englishman (GB), drawn 7, anticipated the start and accelerated the gate at the same moment as the race had been started, thereby enabling the gelding to break quickly.
Being satisfied that it was not caused through a faulty action of the starting stalls, no further action was taken.
An enquiry was held to consider interference shortly after the start involving Manumission (IRE), placed third, ridden by Pat Dobbs and Dodgy Bob (GB), placed fifth, ridden by Faye McManoman.
Dobbs was suspended for 2 days for careless riding as he had allowed his mount to drift left-handed crowding up Dodgy Bob (GB) for racing room, causing the gelding to become unbalanced and lose its early position.
The performance of At Your Service (GB) which finished last of nine runners, was considered.
The representative of Chelsea Banham could offer no explanation for the gelding’s performance; the Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of At Your Service (GB) failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Following the race, Tyler Heard reported that Secret Potion (GB), placed second, hung both ways from the bend leaving the back straight.
Time 1m. 15.22 secs, which is 0.83 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £14.90
Tote Trifecta- £63.30
Non runners Tyger Bay (GB) ( Vets Cert (Ringworm) ), Ancient Astronaut (GB) ( Horse not Qualified )