Wolverhampton Racecourse Polytrack issues

Arena Racing Company (ARC), acknowledged Wolverhampton’s ageing and widely criticised Polytrack needs to be replaced.

Trainers with safety concerns about the surface look set to face a wait of at least six months before any significant change is made.

ARC ordered work to be carried out on the Polytrack at Dunstall Park as recently as September but the surface, which was laid in 2003, continues to come under fire.

Trainers Noel Quinlan and Ron Harris have voiced their reluctance to have runners at the track, while in Monday’s Racing Post John Gosden urged Arc to “look at the situation very seriously”.

Those words appeared to have struck a chord with Arc’s senior management, which on Monday announced the launching of a tender process which could lead to a new track, either Polytrack or an alternative artificial surface, being laid at Wolverhampton after the all-weather season ends on Good Friday.

Kate Hills, director of PR and communications for Arc, said: “Despite there being no concern at present over the safety of the track, it is reaching the end of its useful life and in preparation for that Arc will commence a full tender process to prepare for the replacement of the surface in the new year.”

With no flat racing today at Wolverhampton, we’ve got two selections lined up for this afternoon at Southwell

A small profit yesterday with our EW selection, ONE SCOOP OR TWO filling the frame at 7/1 and THE GREAT GABRIAL being a late declared non runner…..

Southwell 13.30…….We took AUBRIETIA last week and she didn’t look to handle the Wolverhampton polytrack. However, she is more at home at Southwell, with 3 from 3 here on the fibresand. Attempting to win at 7f for the first time, we will take a small EW investment at an EW best priced 18/1 with bet365 with he being as low as 10’s at others! DUBAI HILLS is also a course specialist and is the winner of his last six starts on the Fibresand. Only 1lb higher than the latest of those victories back in March, Bryan Smart’s charge gets the WIN vote at 3/1 with bet365
Southwell 14.00……We take last weeks selection ROYAL BAJAN to fill a money slot at a best priced EW 10/1 with bet365 with Alan Bailey’s Equitania another to consider at 8/1 with bet365.

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