Sunday may be the day of rest for many, but not for those involved in horse racing. Plenty to get stuck into once again this week, with the card at Wolverhampton looking to provide a good opportunity to profit. This meeting may be sponsored by an online pharmacy, but I’m hoping to be celebrating rather than reaching for the headache pills after this little lot. Without further ado here’s where my cash is going today.
1:20 For Online Pharmaceuticals Visit mymedsuk.com Handicap
Low grade handicapping kicks off the action in a race which in all likelihood won’t take much winning. Knowing that a runner is likely to turn up at something close to their best can be worth its weight in gold in contests such as this, and as such my number one requirement is a trainer in form.
David O’Meara is operating at a very healthy 23% strike rate in the past fortnight and sends Ingleby Molly in pursuit of this prize. She didn’t stay 7f around here last time out, but prior to that ran on well for third over this course and distance in a race where it paid to be up with pace. She’s 3lbs lower than for that effort her and is fancied to at least make the frame.
Tip: Ingleby Molly each way
2:20 mymedsuk.com Online Pharmacy Novice Stakes
My next selection comes in the three year old novice contest on the card. Zmhar sets a useful standard amongst those with a run under their belts, with his third to a subsequent winner last time out being a solid effort. He didn’t look that keen to go through with it at the business end that day though – and whilst that may simply be down to inexperience – which is just enough to put me off here.
With nothing else in particular standing out I will be siding with the newcomer from the yard of Mark Johnston. Johnston continues to have his string in decent heart and can be trusted to have his runners ready to go first time out. Elusive Brand’s sire Elusive Quality does well on all weather surfaces and dam Letterfromamerica also handled it well enough. This one has more than enough in his favour to merit each way support.
Tip: Elusive Brand each way
2:50 Visit mymedsuk.com Maiden Stakes
Joseph Tuite enjoys a 17% strike rate with his three year olds in all-weather maidens over the past five years, making anything he has entered up for events such as this worth a second look. His Rivendicato is no world beater but does look progressive and posted his best effort yet last time out when sticking on nicely into second over 5f here. A step up to this trip looks a shrewd move on the back of that showing, and seeming to feel the benefit of a recent wind op I like his chances her.
Tip: Rivendicato each way
3:55 mymedsuk.com Online Pharmacy Handicap
The four timer seeking Matchmaking merits plenty of respect here being a typically progressive sort for Sir Mark Prescott. Such is Prescott’s reputation with these types though that they are rarely – if ever – missed by the market and that certainly looks to be the case here.
The one to be on at the prices is Philip Mc’Bride’s, Vampish. This one ran an excellent race when second to an improver at Windsor last week, and whilst that came on good to firm turf, the progeny of his sire, Sir Percy go just as well on the all-weather and dam Falling Angel posted the only win of her career on synthetics off a mark of 75. Vampish gets in off 71 here, has rock bottom weight and can give the jolly something to think about.
Tip: Vampish each way