Today’s Wolver Trixie
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Apache Spark 5.30 @ 3/1
Colombidea 7.00 @ 7/2
Motawaafeq 7.30 @ 11/4
Selected Hereford – soft ground on this flat and sharp track
1.50 PREMIUM RACE
2.25 Gardener has impressed in both of his novice hurdle races , staying the trip strongly anjd willingly , but both runs came at Leicester ,a stiff and galloping track very different to today . The lightly raced Militades went close in his recent comeback spin at Catterick and the winner has been far from disgraced since . He’s up 3 pounds , but that shouldn’t stop him running another big race .
1/4pt win Militades @ 9/2
3.00 The hat-trick seeking Bill Baxter can’t be ruled out despite an 8 pound hit while the soft ground is no ideal for Honneur D’Ajonc . Super Six is on a good mark compared to his hurdles rating but hasn’t set the world afire as yet over fences , but has had some stiff tasks . He’s 1 from 1 at the track , the win coming on soft ground .
1/4pt win Super Six @11/2
3.35 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 John O’Shea is a master with his Hunter Chasers , and has lifted a number of big prizes in this sphere . He is particularly excited by the prolific Envious Editor and we saw why last time when sauntering home in the Taunton mud . This is a good field but the tip looks one to keep on your side in the forthcoming festivals .
1/2pt win Envious Editor @ 6/5
Selected Plumpton – good to soft on this gently undulating and sharp track
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
3.50 With both recent winners Art Of Illusion and Uallrightharry both penalised and both having patchy profiles anyway , a deserved win may come to the in form Ballymagroaty Boy , who comes here on the back of 2 big runs over hurdles , the latest just beaten 2 lengths , and tried every inch . He’s back over fences but ran well in this sphere when last seen over larger obstacles and can race off a 4 pound lower mark .
1/4pt win Ballymagroaty Boy @ 7/2
Selected Huntingdon – good to soft on this flat and galloping track
3.25 Head Law rattled off a hat-trick of handicap wins last season and ran well off this mark in his recent comeback spin and this C&D is young enough to improve further .
1/4pt win Head Law @ 6/1
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
5.30 Apache Spirit is with a good stable and did well last time when a close 3rd at Southwell at this trip , and the two ahead have both won since . He had Prince Nabeel just behind , but the tip is 2 pounds better off . He came from off the pace which is the place to be with so much early pace in the contest . Ignac Lamar has it to prove up 5 pounds and in trip but Monty Man made all at Newcastle last time but the 5 pound hit will test and will find it tough dominating this field .
1/2pt win Apache Spark @ 3/1
6.00 Split Elevens is rarely far away and was a close 2nd over C&D last time , and off the same mark could go one better in a race lacking depth .
1/4pt win Split Elevens @ 11/4
7.00 This has a very winnable look to it with recent Southwell winner Gifted Gold likely to find it tough off this mark and the luckless Wadacre Grace , 5 consecutive seconds , is plainly in the grip of the handicapper . Colombidea backed up a smart win in a maiden here with a narrow defeat at Kempton at this trip and mark and the good stable must think a lot of here as next time she ran in a Listed race in France , but wasn’t up to it , but this is chunks easier .
1/2pt win Colombidea @ 7/2
7.30 Motawaafeq comes here on the back of another big run from the front when a close 3rd at Southwell , and the 2nd horse has won since. He’s not assured of having the lead to himself but has run just as well when having to be a bit more patient . Should be his night .
3/4pt win Motawaafeq @ 11/4
8.30 City Escape did well coming off the pace to score over C&D last time , but the 4 pound hit won’t help . King Carney was only 2 lengths behind , and despite not having won for over 2 years , he’s never been so low in the handicap . Nice ew play .
1/4pt ew King Carney @ 11/1