Some mixed racing today, but an eye-catching early gamble at Wolverhampton poses the question of whether to jump on the bandwagon or stand in its path…
The Daily Yankee:
Awesome Allan, (1420 Wolverhampton), 9/4: In form sprinter has been finding it a little hard to win over the winter. Came very close on the weekend when running on into 2nd in a better race. That was a first ride on him for Silvestre de Sousa since the horse was a 2yo, and with an ideal draw in stall 2, and a weak field to beat, SdS can finally drive his head in front where it matters.
New Street, (1450 Wolverhampton), 4/1: Looked interesting last time on second run back from a long break when a never nearer 3rd at Lingfield. The form of that race has been boosted, and he may be ready to defy a falling mark. The market is made here by the first leg of a spectacular gamble for the Johnny Farrelly stable that has seen The Yellow Bus backed in from 10s to as low as 2s. That mare has plenty to prove at this trip, and whilst money talks in racing, it can also pay to swim against the tide.
Cucklington, (1615 Wincanton), 7/2: One of two joint favourites for the Tizzard yard. Has less to prove having recently win over this course for the 2nd time, and a 5lb rise for that cost win shouldn’t be a problem. Stablemate The Cider Maker is certainly the biggest danger, but his return to form last time was on reversion to hurdles and he still needs to carry that back over fences. Cucklington has fewer question marks.
Jeremy’s Jet, (1705 Wolverhampton), 5/1: In for a penny in for a pound, Having opposed the first leg of the big Farrelly gamble, we will take on second leg False Id (backed from 7s into 2s). Instead we’ll look for recent course and distance winner Jeremy’s Jet to defy a generous 3lb rise. He looked capable of doing that when an unlucky 4th here last week, and he looks value against the punted favourite and second favourite Joyful Dream who remains a maiden after 22 runs.
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