Wolves experiment to pay off

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: January 25 2013, 19:25 GMT

Experimentalist can exploit his lowly rating with victory at Wolverhampton on Friday, according to Anita Chambers.

Tim Vaughan can win with Experimentalist

DUNDALK: 5.50 Sylvan Mist, 6.20 Beau Amadeus, 6.50 Greek Canyon, 7.20 Toccata Blue, 7.50 Mea Parvitas, 8.20 Alvar, 8.50 Strawberry Flavour, 9.20 Benbecula.

KEMPTON: 1.45 Ericht, 2.15 Pearl Swan, 2.50 Salden Licht, 3.25 Moonlight Drive, 3.55 Spoil Me, 4.25 Peintre Star, 4.55 Dr Livingstone.

LINGFIELD: 1.00 Princess Cammie, 1.30 Beach Candy, 2.00 Azrael, 2.30 Rhyolite, 3.05 Polar Venture, 3.40 Nadmah, 4.10 Tartan Blue.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.30 Young Jackie, 5.00 Creek Falcon, 5.30 Passionate Diva, 6.00 EXPERIMENTALIST (NAP), 6.30 Above The Stars, 7.00 Bussa, 7.30 Under Par.

DOUBLE: Experimentalist and Passionate Diva.

Experimentalist can exploit his lowly rating with victory in the Find The Best Odds At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap at Wolverhampton.

The fact the five-year-old has yet to register a victory in 18 starts could put off many potential supporters but it is worth keeping the faith following an excellent return at Kempton earlier this month.

Experimentalist began life with Hughie Morrison before transferring to the care of Gordon Elliott in Ireland, where he raced both on the level and over hurdles.

He proved reasonably adept in the jumping sphere, placing on more than one occasion, before switching back across the Irish Sea to join Tim Vaughan.

The Monsieur Bond gelding made a highly promising debut for his new connections at Kempton, finishing a narrow second, just a nose behind Entitlement over two miles.

He was only just edged out and a 2lb rise for that run does not look too harsh given he was rated as high as 70 when trained by Morrison.

Experimentalist evidently needs a stout test on the all-weather and Vaughan can make the most of his lenient mark.

Passionate Diva turned in an improved performance at Wolverhampton when last seen and can go a couple of places better in the Choose The Right Bookie At bookmakers.co.uk Maiden Fillies' Stakes.

Well beaten at Lingfield on her racecourse bow last December, she went down by a little over a length when third at this track at long odds.

The Street Cry filly travelled well that day and was just run out of it in the finish and a similar performance should put her on the premises again.

Creek Falcon is another ex-Irish runner and he takes his chance in the coral.co.uk Classified Claiming Stakes.

A winner at Dundalk last September, he is now with David O'Meara, a trainer who seems to work the oracle with horses such as this.

His fourth place over seven furlongs earlier this month was a decent start and he should improve for the switch up to a mile.

Polar Venture can repeat his recent course-and-distance success in the Blue Square Bet Handicap over six furlongs at Lingfield.

He lost his maiden tag over the trip and track last November before finding seven furlongs a stretch of his stamina at Kempton on his penultimate run.

Dropped back to a sprint trip, this half-brother to a dual Listed winner was much more at home and duly scored by a neck.

A 3lb rise will not be enough to stop him notching a quickfire double.

All eyes will be on Peddlers Cross as he returns to action in the Bet victor Non Runner Free Bet Cheltenham 'Jumpers Bumper' at Kempton.

However, preference is for the Alan King-trained Salden Licht who was a winner over fences at Plumpton earlier in the month.

A winner on the level in France before embarking on a jumping career, Salden Licht should be able to make good use of his fitness edge over the returning Peddlers Cross.


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