Racing tip of the day
Ian Brindle heads to the floodlit meeting at Wolverhampton this evening and thinks he's found a decent priced runner to follow.
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Red Shadow 7.30 Wolverhampton
It's great to see Huntingdon and Doncaster survive the filthy weather that has been thrown at them and barring the opening contest on the card at Town Moor, it looks as if we are in for some very competitive racing.
A 0-50 handicap at Dunstall Park isn't the sort of race that would ordinarily attract my attention but the penultimate event at Wolverhampton certainly has.
Last year's winner, Flow Chart attempts to defend his "crown" in the Compare Bookmakers At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap and he wasn't that far away from scoring at the track in January when attempting to make all.
That was off a mark of 45 and the handicapper clearly saw something in that performance to put him up him to a revised figure of 50.
Peter Grayson's inmate could face some competition on the battle for the early pace so I'll be hoping that this can play into the hands of RED SHADOW.
Predictably, as with many in this grade, Alan Brown's mare isn't the most frequent of winners and though she's been well held on two recent outings at Southwell, her record on the Polytrack isn't that bad as she has won twice and place three times on her previous 12 starts at Wolverhampton
Eva Moscrop's claim from Marmot Bay puts him very much in the equation though the draw of 11 is not ideal so among the more pertinent threats could be True That.
The four-year-old is having his second start for Brian Ellison having ran previously for Dandy Nicholls and though he has shown precious little on the racecourse, he must have been doing something at home to justify the substantial market support that has accompanied each of those performances.
If the morning money is to be believed, Knockamany Bends has to be respected. A nine race maiden - he hails from the yard of John Wainwright and as that stable landed a gamble at Wolverhampton last month; further interest in the Malton raider should not be discounted.