Wolverhampton and the all-weather is the location for Tuesday’s NAP. It comes in the form of Gabrial The Terror (not to be confused with last week’s second place finisher Gabrial The Thug – although is owned by the same individual). This horse has proved a revelation since being stepped backup in trip – an unlikely scenario given the horse’s pedigree. By Kheleyf and out of an Indian Ridge mare, the horse could have expected to perform optimally at 8-10f. However that trip was bringing about one paced efforts at Wolverhampton and three starts ago he campaigned back over 12f. Won twice over that trip and then did it very easily for the three timer over 16.5f at the Midlands track. Had to travel four wide that day and moved into the lead very smoothly. Up only 3lbs and potential that the drop back to today’s 14f trip will suit even better.
Seems to relish small fields – 4/11 with 3 places in races with 8 runners or less, and R Fahey does very well with his last time out winners, racing on the all-weather within 1-4 weeks. Thomas Blossom is chief rival in the market and could show further improvement stepped up in trip, but this is his toughest task to date.
Sunblazer loves Wolverhampton and could be the main danger. 2/8 with a further 4 places at the track. Fairly exposed, but consistent at the course and proven in the grade.
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