Wolverhampton 7.15 – School Run 9/2
School Run makes her handicap debut on a realistic looking mark of 62 to kick off the night at Wolverhampton. Although she’s not set the world alight so far, arguably her best run was last time over this trip when chasing home an easy winner up at Newcastle. The near guaranteed pace is drawn in stall 11 in Fethiye Boy, so School Run should get the perfect toe in and pounce late with jockey Adam Kirby taking the ride.
Wolverhampton 7.45 – Boost 5/2
You could make a case for four of the five runners in this competitive field so we need to dig a little deeper. Sir Mark Prescott trained both Pivotal and Hooray to top level success and in Boost I’m sure he was more than happy with a mark of 77. She won as expected in her maiden at Wolverhampton last month and the step up to a furlong can see her improve again. Given her trainer is a master at placing his runners to best effect he’s obviously not seen anything to worry him in opposition.
Wolverhampton 8.15 – Heartstone 11/4
Heartstone bids to turn the recent form around with Favorite Girl on slightly better terms in the 8.15pm. She was held up that day with the winner and second making the pace, and it was a good run not to be beaten far. Adam Kirby takes over and he’s red-hot right now, as is the trainer David Evans. She is 0-14 overall but won’t get many better chances to finally break her duck.
Dundalk 6.30 – War Room 9/2
War Room has a decent profile here at Fundalk being a three-time course and distance winner. He’s not been handed the best draw (11) but over this trip he has time to work into a decent spot and he will be held up anyway. He was just a little out of his ground rounding for home last time out finishing fourth, and being a touch handier today should see him in front where it matters.
Dundalk 7.00 – No Way Jack 3/1
A record of 1-33 doesn’t inspire confidence but he’s been knocking loudly on the door of late and it can finally open again tonight. He’s been beaten by small margins on his last two runs and the step back up to a mile can help his cause. He’s drawn to get a perfect toe round in stall four, while all the focus will be on Ligeti after a good handicap run last time out. The chances are Ligeti will be over bet and make our selection a better price to boot.
Dundalk 9.00 – Pique Sous 6/1
He is a class performer on a going day and overall has very low mileage for a 10 year old. He was well fancied here last week before getting loose before the start and running three laps of the track! He won’t be rusty after 248 days away as that stretch around the course without the jockey will have blown away the cobwebs. There’s nothing better than a jump lad beating the flat lads at their own game – we won’t lack with Paul Townend in the plate!