Inductive has been super consistent and hasn’t finished outside of the top four in their last six starts and is likely to be in the mix once more.
Strong Steps is another that could go well at a big price and may be worth a market check.
Highfield Princess is probably the biggest danger, despite never tasting success however it’s former course and distance winner ROARING FORTIES that I feel could go well at a massive price. The jockey gave him no chance last time despite seeming to travel relatively well in the first part of the race. Now dropped back down to seven furlongs I wouldn’t be shocked to see him pop up now he resides on an irresistibly low rating.
GET KNOTTED won this race last year with an identical handicap mark and returns to this race off the back of a disappointing performance here at Ayr last time out. Never the less this looks a much weaker race and although the likes of Harrison Point and Hajjam hold obvious claims the veteran can play a part.
James Doyle is a top jockey and the fact he travels to Wolverhampton for just one ride seems very telling. It’s his only ride of the entire day and trainer Hugo Palmer has his horses flying with the yard currently operating at a 33% strike rate. The jockey and trainer duo team up with LOVER’S MOON who went close at Kempton to finish second a few weeks back. She’s a four race maiden who seems to be on an upward trajectory and at around 11/2 shouldn’t be out of the places.
written by Rory Paddock