A nap, next best, and each-way play as we hurtle into the weekend.
1. 19:50 WOLVERHAMPTON – NIGHT TIME GIRL (NAP)
Night Time Girl has shown only modest shape so far, but she boasts a useful pedigree – she’s closely associated with Solidarity ‘s smart sort – and offered enough encouragement on her disability debut at Lingfield in February to suggest she’s started on a fair mark.
Night Time Girl made little impact in the maidens but when she finished fourth, she showed more on her handicap debut, beaten under two lengths. On that occasion, she was unable to sustain her effort, but she was impressed by how powerfully she traveled and might be worth marking as she was hampered and stumbled after three furlongs.
It’s still early days in her career and there is surely better to come.
4/1 Night Time Girl
2. 20:20 WOLVERHAMPTON: WRATH OF HECTOR (NEXT BEST)
Last week at Lingfield, Wrath of Hector was a beaten favorite but it’s worth overlooking that effort and instead focusing on the positive impression he left earlier when winning at Yarmouth.
Wrath of Hector looked like a nice opportunity had been found at Lingfield, but at the start, he was hampered and left poorly placed, unable to land a blow as a result. Last month, however, he had run out of a decisive winner of a minor event at Yarmouth, remaining strongly on to score by three and a quarter lengths. On that form, he looks to be on a decent mark and is well worth another chance.
85/40 Wrath of Hector
3. 18:50 WOLVERHAMPTON – COSTELLO (EACH-WAY)
Last time at Bath, Costello struggled to meet standards, but he wasn’t ideally suited to have been kept up so it’s worth forgiving the effort. However, when he beat just over a length in fourth on what was his first start beyond a mile, he ran well on his previous outing at Leicester and he could have a little more to offer over this kind of trip.
Since running at Bath he’s been dropped a few pounds by the handicapper and should get a stronger pace to chase and look up to make his presence felt.
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