3:40 – Wolverhampton – LIKE US ON FACEBOOK WOLVERHAMPTON RACECOURSE CLAIMING STAKES (CLASS 6) (3yo+) Standard 5f20y
The David Evans trained 3 year old bay filly Redair is back at Wolverhampton this afternoon looking for her 4th win at the track in what will be her 5th visit. She takes to her racing incredibly well as she is making her 21st career start today. She had a very busy 2 year old campaign running no fewer than 12 times.
She was first seen at Kempton on 26 March when she won her Maiden and she was tried at a high level during the season. Her third start was in the Class 2 Lily Agnes Conditions Stakes at Chester where she finished placed and she also ran three more times in Class 2 and was tried once in a Listed race but failed to be placed on all four starts. In fact she did not win again all season.
She started her 3 year old season at Kempton in January in a Class 5 Handicap but obviously needed the run after 3 months off and finished down the field. She was then dropped into Claiming company for the first time at Lingfield on her next run and she won by 1 length. After finishing unplaced on her next two runs she ran at Wolverhampton on 20 February in a Class 5 Handicap and recorded her third win. She was also successful on her next two visits to Wolverhampton, winning a Class 5 Handicap and a Class 5 Claimer respectively, running up a hat-trick. She was then given a month off and ran respectably at Bath on her return, finishing 4th considering her record on turf.
Redair runs over 5 furlongs today and she has run 12 times over the trip winning on 5 occasions. However, her form on the all weather is far superior to her turf form on which surface she is yet to win. In fact she has run 6 times on the all weather over 5 furlongs and has won 5 times.
As mentioned earlier she has an excellent record at Wolverhampton winning three times from four visits to the track. Her only defeat was when she ran over 6 furlongs and she is unbeaten over the minimum trip here. She is ridden by the excellent Kathy Gannon today. Kathy rode Redair nine times last season, but has not ridden her so far this year. She rode her on her debut which was a 5 furlong win on the all weather at Kempton and then rode her eight times on the turf flat.
Redair must be high on the list of possible winners today. She has a fantastic record over 5 furlongs in general on the all weather and in particular at Wolverhampton where she is unbeaten. She is ridden by a very competent jockey and also carries bottom weight and has a decent draw, all of which are in her favour.