Gold bet at Wolverhampton
Nick Robson fancies Green To Gold to win the last at Wolverhampton - he has a tip for every race being staged in the UK.
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EXETER: 2.00 Aim, 2.30 Clowance House, 3.00 JUMP CITY (NAP), 3.30 Gemini Ahhs, 4.00 Robin Will, 4.30 Storm Alert.
SOUTHWELL: 2.20 Lady Raffa, 2.50 Excellent Puck, 3.20 Poppy Bond, 3.50 Jack Dawkins, 4.20 Girl At The Sands, 4.50 Blades Lad, 5.20 Chosen One.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.10 Sibaya, 2.40 Maggie Pink, 3.10 Paddy Partridge, 3.40 Brigadoon, 4.10 Chik's Dream, 4.40 Honest Deal, 5.10 Green To Gold.
DOUBLE: Jump City and Sibaya.
Jump City has never quite fulfilled his potential for Paul Nicholls, but nevertheless his bare form is good enough to see him win the Kip Kealey Novices' Chase at Exeter on Tuesday.
As a novice hurdler he pushed the ill-fated Darlan to half a length at Taunton last January.
Nicholls kept Jump City away from any lofty targets last season, but he did claim a novice hurdle at Newton Abbot in April.
His chasing career started well, with a win over the more-than-useful Double Ross, but he then cut no ice when upped in class next time out.
Jumping right at Cheltenham behind subsequent Arkle third His Excellency, he gave himself no chance.
He was then well beaten at Taunton behind Changing Times, who was also placed at the Festival last week.
Although it was disappointing Jump City went down as an odds-on favourite at Taunton last time out, albeit only by a nose, this still offers a very good opportunity in which to set the record straight.
Roger Charlton runners are a rare sight at Wolverhampton, which makes Sibaya of significant interest in the 32Red.com Maiden Stakes.
This Exceed And Excel filly is a sister to a Grade One winner in Canada and related to several smart sorts.
Having made a satisfactory debut at Lingfield last month, Sibaya can be expected to improve significantly for that.
Charlton is not known as a trainer who has his youngsters rock-hard fit for their first experience but more as one who gradually brings them along.
He had several juveniles last year who improved significantly for their debut and it would be no surprise at all if Sibaya leaves her debut form way behind.
She ran green on her initial run but in the end was only beaten just over a length and will not have to progress greatly to take this prize, despite finishing last of four.
Green To Gold is an engaging runner for Don Cantillon in the Like Us On Facebook Wolverhampton Racecourse Handicap.
Part-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, the eight-year-old was no great shakes in Ireland for Christy Roche but has really found his level in England.
In the autumn he was mixing racing on the Flat with races over fences and enjoyed a deal of success.
Not sighted since winning over fences at Huntingdon in October, it will be interesting to see if he can defy his new mark.
Having won very easy off 55 at Folkestone in July he found a 10lb rise beyond him at Wolverhampton in September.
Given plenty of time off, Green To Gold reappears off 1lb lower now and fresh might be the time to catch him.
Girl At The Sands has won two of her three starts at Southwell which makes her appealing in the 32Red Handicap back at the Nottinghamshire venue.
Formerly with James Given, she was claimed by Eddie Creighton after winning there last month.
Creighton paid the not insignificant sum of £8,000 for her when you think of the levels of prize-money she is capable of winning.
Her jockey, Jennifer Ferguson, claims a valuable 7lb which is also an advantage.
Blades Lad has been knocking on the door of late since joining Peter Niven from Richard Fahey and would not be winning out of turn in the 32Red.com Handicap.
A few runs over hurdles appeared to have done him no harm as he went close back on the level last time out.