Timeform pick out their best back, lay and stats-based bets on Wednesday…
“…is bred to be much better than an opening BHA mark of 73…”
Timeform on Lead Singer
Lead Singer – 17:35 Wolverhampton
Lead Singer has been relatively strong in the market for both of his starts so far, and built on the promise of his debut when finishing third at Kempton two weeks ago, coming from further back than the two rivals that finished in front of him. He left the impression that he was still learning on the job, and strikes as the type that will progress even further now handicapping. Lead Singer is bred to be much better than an opening BHA mark of 73, and a bold bid is expected.
Waliyak – 14:10 Lingfield
Waliyak has been contesting better handicaps than this one, and is sure to be popular given this drop in class. However, she ran below par when again well fancied at York last time, and doesn’t seem to be progressing as much as she promised to. In the shape of Little Becky, she faces a less-exposed filly who should have more to offer, and makes more appeal making her handicap debut.
Chosen Star – 20:15 Wolverhampton
20% – Oisin Murphy’s strike rate at WOLVERHAMPTON
Chosen Star didn’t threaten the judge in three starts last season, but she has looked an improved model this year, and got off the mark in good style at Windsor last month. She was never far away from the pace, keen enough in the early stages over a much longer trip than previously, but she was produced to lead two furlongs from home and kept on well in the closing stages. Chosen Star was value for extra than the official winning margin, so a subsequent 3 lb rise in the weights looks lenient, and she is fancied to follow up under Oisin Murphy.