Thursday, March 09, 2023

Lady Wulfruna Listed Stakes Preview (Sat 11th Mar 2023 )

Spreadex Sports Lady Wulfruna Stakes (Listed Race) (All-Weather Championships Fast-Track Qualifier) (Class 1) (4yo+) Winner £32,608 8 runners 7f36y Standard ITV4 (STALLS Outside)
race conditions  £57,500 guaranteed For  4yo+ Weights  colts & geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st Penalties  after August 31st, 2022, a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group 3 race 5lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 7lb Entries  14 pay £287 Penalty value  1st  £32,608.25 2nd  £12,362.50 3rd  £6,187.00 4th  £3,082.00 5th  £1,546.75 6th  £776.25 


1)ANGEL BLEU (109) (2) TINKER TOY (106) (2) BERSHIRE SHADOW (106) (2) HARRY’S BAR (106) 
The 22nd running of the Lady Wulfruna Listed stakes at Wolverhampton, first run in 2002 .This looks decent renewal of the race, with dual group one winner Angel Bleu making his seasonal reappearance ,no surprise to see him at the head of the market ,having won two group one races in France back in 2021 as two-year-old.No show on his last two starts in group one company last season behind Baaeed & Coroebus ,though takes massive drop in class here .Interesting contender on his All Weather debut,though may just need this race ,having not run since last July .
Last years winner TINKER TOY looks interesting returning to 7 furlongs,ran lot better than his finishing position might suggest last time when badly hampered in 6f conditions race at Kempton ,had previously finished fair second in 8F Hyde Listed Stakes at Kempton in November, though all his best form has been over this 7f trip winning (3 out 6) ,including winning this race last year, beating the 109 rated Happy Power comfortably .Odds around 7-1 look fair each-way value with question marks about his main rivals.
The Andrew Balding trained Berkshire Shadow ,can't be ruled out on the pick of his turf form as two-year-old ,including winning Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot ,though did become disappointing last season and has since been gelded .Makes his All Weather debut ,though will need to bounce back to form on his seasonal reappearance .Looks short enough in market in competitive race.
Irish raider Harry's Bar is prolific winner on All Weather ,winning 14 out 33,has won over 7 furlongs in past,though his best form is over 5 & 6 furlongs, also has poor record in listed company (1 out 8)
John & Thady Gosden trained Dhabab won 7f All Weather handicap at Lingfield in October off mark 103 ,though was disappointing last of 4 in Hyde Listed Stakes last time when too keen .The return to 7 furlongs will suit better, though will need a career best to land this decent listed contest.

0.50PTS EACH-WAY @ 7-1 BET365* (1/5 ODDS 1-2-3 )
(UNPLACED SP 4-1 LOSS £100/1.00PT)

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