Racing expert Steven Dowler hopes to continue his recent electric form and get December off to a flyer by taking on the Boosted £5,000 Place 6 at Wolverhampton on Tuesday. Check out his Wolverhampton tips and join his Syndicate.
Wolverhampton tips – 1st December
16.00 – Play 4 To Win At Betway Handicap – 6f
We head to my local track, Wolverhampton, for Tuesday’s evening card and we have a wide-open low-graded affair to start the action.
The top-weight, GRIGGY, beat a 69-rated individual quite comfortably in a better race than this when last seen and can be expected to make an impact. ACES has often competed against better opposition throughout the duration of his career and will find this ease in grade helpful.
Interestingly, Olly Murphy sends just the one runner to the track, Krazy Paving, who has plenty of course-and-distance form and is respected, but MO HENRY has run well the last two times for new connections and completes the trio of selections.
Selections: GRIGGY, ACES, MO HENRY
16.30 – Play 4 To Win At Betway Handicap – 6f
BUY MY BACK is lurking on a lenient mark of 65 being 14Ib lower than when starting out for this yard and, with Luke Morris booked to ride, her early pace and the return to this track should see her seize the initiative from the gate and be tough to peg back.
ALQAAB is very interesting from the foot of the weights. He has been running well of late to suggest he will be winning soon, particularly if the gaps appear when needed.
KATH’S LUSTRE was a little below form when fourth at Chelmsford last time out but she’s rock solid, though, and is capable of being heavily involved from this sort of mark.
Selections: KATH’S LUSTRE, ALQAAB, BUY MY BACK
17.00 – Betway Handicap – 1m5f
An interesting stayers event and course form does count for plenty, which brings IN THE BULL into the equation. He’s won two of his outings at this track, including over course-and-distance off this mark.
He shaped considerably well when fifth of 11 here last time out following an absence and that run ought to have blown away the cobwebs. His third in a much stronger event here back in March 2019 is the standout piece of form having chased home two horses now rated 93 plus, so he’s well worth considering.
LONDON ARCH wasn’t seen to best effect at Newcastle when last seen, otherwise, his form is consistent and his handicap mark is beginning to look attractive. Callum Shepherd travels here for his only ride on the card and this longer trip could prompt improvement.
Selections: INN THE BULL, LONDON ARCHER
17.30 – Betway Casino Handicap – 5f
Mutabaahy can never be ruled out at this venue being a four-time course-and-distance winner. He produced a career-best when winning over track and trip three days ago and should make another bold bid under a penalty but I’ll be taking him on with hope that we can knock a few tickets out of the pool.
ZULU ZANDER has often operated well at a stronger level than this from stiffer-looking marks and has plenty of course form to his name. He’s worked his way back to an appealing mark to warrant an interest on our ticket.
Consistency is a key-factor, so CHITRA has to be given some sort of a chance. She hardly runs a bad race and her last three victories have been off marks 73, 76 and 77. With that said, her mark of 72 makes her an interesting proposition.
Selections: ZULU ZANDER, CHITRA
18.00 – Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap – 1m4f
Micky Hammond‘s team are going well, and his seven-year-old QUOTELINE DIRECT is very consistent and seemingly likes it around here, with course form reading 3, 2, 3, 2 from four outings, three in which have been off higher marks. Surprisingly, he’s yet to taste success on the AW, but this looks an ideal opportunity for him to go one better.
Jack Mitchell rides this track effectively and his mount, CHEESE AND WINE, probably has the scope to be better than her current official mark of 53. Highly tried to begin with, this lightly-raced filly has run two respectable races in defeat at a similar level to this the last twice and looks sure to build on both of those efforts from a kind berth in stall 3.
Selections: QUOTELINE DIRECT, CHEESE AND WINE
18.30 – Bombardier ‘March To Your Own Drum’ Handicap – 1m
Ed Walker’s ASSIMILATION will enjoy a return to this track with form figures reading 8, 2, 1, 1, 1, including over course-and-distance in a higher-quality contest back in March. He’s only 2Ib higher this time around, so he will be tough to beat, seeking a four-timer at the course.
Richard Fahey’s IRREVERENT ran very well on this surface at the end of October before disappointing at Lingfield last time. He can be forgiven for that one disappointment and looks bound to bounce back whilst on a workable mark so is the final entry in our Wolverhampton tips.
Selections: ASSIMILATION, IRREVERENT
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