The opening race on a mid-week evening meeting from Wolverhampton is hardly the same calibre of sporting spectacle as a last gasp winning goal to claim the 2012 Premier League however there's a line etched on both occasions. Even as a die-hard Manchester United fan I won't be able to forget Martin Tyler's screams of "Aguerooo" that still send a shudder down my spine to this day yet I'm hoping that infamous phrase can repay the years of turmoil in the form of a horse with a matching name.
The eight year old Aguerooo has been thoroughly woeful of late having yet to finish in the first half of the field in his last six starts. Prior to those string of poor performances he managed to claim a third here at Wolverhampton. He hasn't stepped foot on to the Midlands track since then so a return to this venue looks a very promising sign. Despite never tasting success at Wolves he has claimed seven top-four finishes previously so, with his trainer doing well of late and the horse on an attractive mark he looks a solid each-way bet to potentially upset the apple cart.
More lightly raced youngsters such as course and distance winner Elzaam’s Dream and the John O’Shea trained Some Nightmare are obvious contenders but I’m happy to stick with an outsider who is capable of posing a threat in such a weak affair. AGUEROOO (E/W)
written by Rory Paddock