Keith Hamer makes Pivoine his best Monday bet and has a tip for every race at Wolverhampton this evening.
NAP: Pivoine 7.15 Wolverhampton
Next best: Champagne Rules 6.15 Wolverhampton
Pivoine can make the most of his easiest task for a while when he takes a break from a spell globetrotting to stay on home soil at Wolverhampton.
Winner of the highly-competitive John Smith's Cup at York in July, Andrew Balding's six-year-old has been on his travels with visits to Chicago, Canada and Bahrain.
It will only be 45 days since Pivoine ran in Bahrain, where he was only beaten two lengths in sixth place behind the winner, Royal Julius.
He was unable to get in a blow that day, but Dunstall Park should be more up his street and he can return to winning ways in the Betway Conditions Stakes.
The drinks can be on Champagne Rules after the #betyourway At Betway Handicap following an encouraging comeback run at Newcastle two weeks ago.
Sharon Watt's nine-year-old was third to Vive La Difference on his first start since the end of July.
Race fitness told in the closing stages, but it was still a fine effort and he can go two places better with that run under his belt.
Stepping back up to seven furlongs and at a track where he she has been successful twice can see Fantastic Flyer get her head back in front in the Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Fillies' Handicap.
Dean Ivory's five-year-old has not fared at all badly over six furlongs for her last three races, and the extra furlong on this course really suits her - as she showed with two victories in the summer.
Mansfield has been knocking on the door three times on this track since returning from a 52-day beak.
The seven-year-old, trained by Stella Barclay, can have his day in the Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap.
The Exceed And Excel gelding was a beaten favourite last time when sixth of 11 to Dubai Elegance after being slowly away. Granted a better start, losses can be recouped.
Sporting Life tips:
WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.15 Waitaki, 4.45 Bescaby, 5.15 Shine On Brendan, 5.45 Mansfield, 6.15 Champagne Rules, 6.45 Sparkling Or Still, 7.15 PIVOINE (NAP), 7.45 Fantastic Flyer.
DOUBLE: Pivoine and Champagne Rules.