Three horses to keep an eye on this evening
Itmay have been a busy afternoon with five meetings and Cheltenham clues aplenty, but this evening Wolverhampton is the only show in town. Here are three runners it could be worth following
The case for watching Dellaguista is a compelling one. It is not just that when trainer Tim Easterby and jockey Andrew Mullen team up at Wolverhampton they have a whopping 40 per cent strike-rate. It is not just that she is a course and distance winner– that win came three starts ago– or the fact she has won her two starts since. It is not just that the horse she beat on her penultimate start (Titan Goddess) was racing off 69 that day and has won twice since by four lengths off marks of 71 and 77. It is all of the above.
Pulsating may be attempting to do what Dellaguista has done already and win a third race in a row, but the reason to watch is just as strong.Given four of his five career wins have come overcourse and distance conditions are undoubtedly in his favour.
Trainer Archie Watson, who has a better strike-rate at Wolverhampton than anyone else with a runner this evening (11 from 36, 31 per cent), has his string flying at the moment with 3 winners from his last 12 runners and he has a 60 per cent strike-rate when using Edward Greatrex this year. Pulsating is Watson's only runner here this evening, which is a clue in itself.
Font Vert has been gelded since his last start andif it brings about the desired improvement he should be worth watching in the last. Trainer Ralph Beckett has his string in great form (2 from 6– 33 per cent– in the last fortnight), is 25 from 107 (23 per cent) at Wolverhampton and that jumps to 31 per cent (4 from 13) in three-year-old handicaps.