Time for a black coffee at Wolverhampton?
Published On February 27, 2012 | Uncategorized
Eight races on the polytrack from Wolverhampton this Monday afternoon with the action getting under way at 2.30 and concluding at 6.00. Plenty of opportunities on the card today but before you commit to a bet let’s take a quick look at some of those all important statistics that might pinpoint some value opportunities for you throughout the afternoon.
If jockey’s are your thing do remember that the most successful pilots around this circuit with mounts today include Joe Fanning, Adam Kirby and Luke Morris. Kirby and Fanning’s mounts should be particularly respected as they are currently neck in neck in the race for the coveted all weather jockey’s championship with Kirby on 63 winners while Fanning is just one behind on 62. Trainers that have the best strike rate include Middleham based Mark Johnston,Welsh handler David Evans and the ageless locally based Reggie Hollinshead.
The draw bias is not quite as significant at Wolverhampton compared to some of the other all weather circuits although there is a school of thought that low numbers hold a slight advantage in sprints while in races run over one mile or more high numbers would appear to be the percentage call.
I always like to check what certain correspondents are putting up as their best bets on the day too.The Newmarket gallops watcher David Milnes puts up Michael Bell’s Ruacana as his best in the nine furlong maiden at 5.00. The best longshot award goes to Michael Appleby’s Country Road in the twelve furlong handicap at 4.00 while the most popular selection on the day in the racing post selection box is the Evan’s trained Steelcut in the claimer at 3.00.
Racing opens with the sprint handicap at 2.30.Three non runners here already but it might just be significant that jockey Jimmy Fortune travels here for one mount only,Tombi for trainer Keith Dalgliesh. Steelcut will be a short priced favourite in the claimer at 3.00 and remember the horse has already won four times around here. Derivatives looks an obvious choice in the maiden at 3.30 but do watch for the Johnston runner Hurriya as the stable have a 42% strike rate in three year old maidens here at Dunstall Park.
Illustrious Forest has gone up 20lbs for two course success’s over the last few months but once again his front running style makes him an obvious candidate for the twelve furlong handicap at 4.00. Watch for another course specialist in the nine furlong handicap at 4.30 where Mark Brisbourne’s Black Coffee bids for a sixth course and distance success . It might also pay to respect the Evans runner Honey Of A Kitten here as there has already been significant each way money for this ex Irish horse this morning.
In the maiden at 5.00 leading track rider Adam Kirby takes up his only engagement of the day when he partners the unraced Ogartimo for Marco Botti. Watch also for Ruacana in this race,his rider/trainer combo boast an admirable 32% strike rate here at the track. Richard Hannon’s Duke Of Clarence steps up in trip for the auction maiden at 5.30 but is improving nicely and looks one for the short list with the once raced Bint Alzain nominated as the danger.
Racing concludes with the class six handicap at 6.00, a race where two horses that have shown regular winning form here at Wolves are nominated. Join Up (four course and distance wins) and Ergo ,a horse looking for a third course and distance win this afternoon,should both be thereabouts at the finish.
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