In yesterday’s article, both selections were fancied in the market and were subsequently well backed, but unfortunately only Proofreader could oblige (although he did so in facile fashion). Two more selections for Thursday, again both on the all-weather.
4.00 Wolverhampton – Sbraase
James Tate’s horse has been admirably consistent in recent starts, finishing in the top 3 in his last 5 runs (all at Wolverhampton), recording Racing Post Ratings of between 80-83 each time. Has looked a little one paced in the straight and steps up in trip today from 9.5f to 12f. Pedigree suggests that son of Sir Percy should appreciate the increase in distance, and his recent runs have certainly suggested so. Race lacks much in the way of pace so it shouldn’t be a searching test at the trip. +225 with Bet365 seems fair for a horse who loves the course and could find more improvement for the step up in trip.
6.45 Chelmsford – India’s Song
David Simcock’s mare appears to have returned this season a much improved performer. Won in December at +3300 after an 8 month lay-off, and has improved with each run since. Has been ridden by inexperienced 7lb claimer Milly Naseb, and is replaced with Jamie Spencer today. Drop in trip in small field potentially not ideal, but Spencer likely to be positive on the horse to utilise her stamina. Due to go up 2lbs in the weights and switch to professional jockey could yield further improvement.
Bint Dandy looks the main threat on paper. Penultimate run reads well on paper – a course and distance win in class 3 company. Taking that result at face value may be a little deceiving though, as she beat a non-stayer and a horse who much prefers Southwell. With that being said, Chris Dwyer’s filly backed the win up with a solid 3rd at Lingfield, the form of which reads fine. Has to give away 10lbs to the selection who could be the stronger in the finish over the mile.
Tips Summary (26th March)
Sbraase to win
Wolverhampton 16:00 GMT
Where to Bet: Bet365
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