Racing tip of the day
Fresh from a winner yesterday, Ian Brindle heads back to Wolverhampton for an interest in the finale.
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Reggie Bond - 5.10 Wolverhampton
It's far from the most inspiring day of racing that has ever been staged in the United Kingdom but Geoff Oldroyd seems keen to pick up the last race on Wolverhampton's card and I'm hoping I've found a progressive sort in Reggie Bond to latch on to.
The gelding heads into today's contest off a mark of 53 - a somewhat disappointing mark given his pedigree - but there was a lot to like about his recent run behind Quadriga over course-and-distance and he gets the chance to reoppose off a 1lb lower mark and from a crucially low draw of four.
That effort obtained after a four month absence, but given that the track was massively favouring the front runners at the time, it really wouldn't have suited closers coming from off the pace.
This afternoon, he will renew rivalries with Robert Eddery's gelding again but as with any low grade handicap at Dunstall Park, there are a number of potential flies in the ointment.
Luke Morris (who steered out winner home yesterday) has been booked for the mount about Litmus and Simon Dow's filly would be a factor if reproducing the pick of her Lingfield form but at slightly longer odds, Lambert Pen is one to note in the market.
Mick Channon's inmate has had a 55-day absence due to the most unkindest cut of all and it wouldn't be the biggest surprise for him to leave some very ordinary form behind.