6.20 Wolverhampton – Surround Sound
Surround Sound looks to have very solid claims of returning to winning form at the venue of his last success. Tim Easterby’s 5 year old son of Multiplex bolted up three starts back, and has had excuses in two runs since.
Racing off a mark of 50 in early May, Surround Sound proved his stamina, pulling away from rivals over course and distance, eventually scoring by just over 4 lengths. Next time out, really didn’t take to the surface at Southwell, running too badly to be true. Showed a return to form last time out at Musselburgh, running with credit after missing the break.
The return to the all-weather surface is sure to suit – sire Multiplex’s offspring have a great record on artificial surfaces. Furthermore, Tim Easterby has a superb record in amateur/apprentice races when his runners have been off the track for 8 weeks or less; 41/190 (21.58%) for £66 LSP, giving an A/E of 1.51. Top amateur Rachel Richardson takes a valuable 5lbs off and if he is able to return to the form of previous run at the track, then +400 seems a very reasonable price.
Chief market rival comes in the form of My Anchor from the Sylvester Kirk yard. Is also a course and distance winner and has generally been consistent on the all-weather, but he definitely is no world beater.
7.50 Wolverhampton – What Usain
What Usain is an interesting contender on the back of a break, and is the rightful market leader at 4.33. Geoffrey Oldroyd’s 3 year old could have plenty of improvement left in the locker.
After 4 very poor runs in maiden company, he sprung a +3300 shocker at Wolverhampton over 7f, but showed that to be no fluke when following up just over a month later. It appeared that the fitting of the visor made a major difference, even though the horse still ran green.
Sire Misu Bond’s offspring do better with age, and the slight step up in trip should also benefit this one aswell. Geoffrey Oldroyd’s runners off for 8-24 weeks outrun their odds; 18/130 (13.85%) for £52.13 LSP, giving an A/E of 1.86. The rest of the field are exposed and are very low level operators – What Usain has the potential to progress out of this grade this year.
Tips Summary (2nd June)
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