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18:15 Wolverhampton

In a sea of Class 5 and 6 races on Wednesday this class 2 shines out like a beacon of light. Although the race itself looks decent quality I feel the likely victor lies between just two horses. The favourite Tranchee and Richard Hannon’s Beat Le Bon. Tranchee ran well here on Boxing Day before narrowly winning a minor event at Kempton from a horse who suffered all kinds of interference. He has gone up another 3lb for that which makes this a tougher test. With recent form in the bag he has a big chance but I have a slight suspicion that he may be better over six furlongs. I am going to take a chance on Beat Le Bon who has been off for a while but takes a big drop in class this evening. He can usually be seen running in Group 2 or Group 3’s and trainer Richard Hannon has often said that this is a much better horse than he has shown on track. He has had one career start on an all-weather surface which came after a break similar to this when recording a win at Lingfield. He seems a tad overpriced in the market and offers decent value.


written by Steve Marriott

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