17.55 Wolverhampton 

William Haggas has had an excellent twelve months at Wolves, posting fifteen wins from thirty-six for a 42% winning strike rate, and has just one runner on the card today. Cloudlam ran well when third over a longer trip here at Wolves on penultimate run and was a convincing four-length winner over today’s trip at Newcastle earlier in the month. This doesn’t look the strongest of races and an opening handicap mark of 70 could underestimate her ability so she should be capable of victory today.

Perfect Refuge has gone up 3lbs for a battling course and distance victory last time out but the form hasn’t worked out well and she has struggled off similar marks in the past so the bigger danger could be Ruby Gates who has two prior wins at the course and steps down in class following a close second last time out.

Cloudlam (WIN) – NAP