Three to watch on the all-weather at Wolverhampton tonight
Wolverhampton's evening meeting caps the penultimate day of the all-weather season, which closes with Finals Day at Lingfield on Friday afternoon. Here are three to follow at tonight's fixture, which starts at 5.45 and is shown on At The Races.
Richard Hughes has his string in fine form of late with all of his last five runners hitting the frame, two ofthem coming home in front, and Appenzeller, his only runner today, looks to have a good chance of enhancing that statistic in Wolverhampton's opener.
The already-gelded son of Mizzen Mast always looked likely to be a horse for this year rather than last as he has plenty of size and scope about him, and he's sure to be more streetwise now running in a handicap off an opening mark of 65.
He ran a nice race to finish fifth when last seen in a first-time hood– settling better than on his first two runs– and his pedigree suggests that this step up in trip will suit.
Makes just his fourth start for dual-purpose trainer Ian Williams and bids to follow up a narrow course-and-distance success that was achieved just over a month ago.
He beat subsequent dual scorer Sunshineandbubbles on that occasion by a nose– putting his head down right on the line to reward favourite backers, who punted him into 2-1 from a morning show of 9-2.
Now fitted with first-time cheekpieces, My Fantasea, who surely has plenty of improvement to come off his mark of 67, looks likely toruin the bookmakers' evening once again.
Has been a flag-bearer for Mick Appleby on the all-weather the last few months and seems to have run every week since the start of December, recording four wins, seven seconds and a third from 13 starts.
Appleby looks to have a good chance of closing out the all-weather trainer's title– which he's currently fighting out with Archie Watson– a day early as he has sent a strong team to Dunstall Park, and Something Lucky, who goes in the 'lucky last', can add another winner to the trainer's tally.
Despite racing off a mark of 77– 29lb higher than when starting his winter campaign– the strong traveller is still reasonably treated on his past exploits.
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