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Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Tonight's racing: three runners who catch the eye at Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton hosts tonight's action
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The all-weather has taken centre stage already today with the September Stakes card at Kempton. But if artificial surfaces are your thing, there are eight races at Wolverhampton to look forward to

Rene Mathis
6.15 Wolverhampton

At the start of last year Rene Mathis was narrowly beaten in a handicap at Meydan off a rating of 102.

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then, and the formerly smart handicapper lines up in a 7f claimer this evening with a rating of just 75.

However, connections have gone further and the eight-year-old is in to be purchased for just £6,000. He is not quite the best in – that is King Of Naples– but has better recent form. A big run must be likely.

Hibernicus
7.45 Wolverhampton

Prior to a disappointing performance at Glorious Goodwood last time out, Hibernicus had been in the frame for next week’s William Hill St Leger at Doncaster.

The Mark Johnston-trained colt was an impressive winner of his first two starts and has eased a little in the handicap as a result of his defeat last time.

This is an easier contest, albeit not an easy one, and it would be no surprise to see him being much more competitive this evening.

Spiced
9.15 Wolverhampton

He was beaten by a 33-1 shot last time, which didn't look the most inspiring, especially as Spiced was the 11-4 favourite.

However, the horse who defeated Spiced romped home at Chelmsford on Thursday so all of a sudden it doesn'tseem as unfortunate a performance as it first appeared.

Unexposed after just five runs, Spiced appears to have a leading chance in what is not the best of races to finish the day off with.


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Prior to a disappointing performance at Glorious Goodwood last time out, Hibernicus had been in the frame for next week’s St Leger
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