There's only one known front runner in the field and that's West Coast Dream who is my fourth top rated. If it does get an easy, uncontested lead it could be hard to catch. Being drawn in stall one gives it every chance of leading and possibly making the frame. My third top rated is Thorpe Bay who usually likes to track the leaders but all four of its wins have come at Southwell with its slower surface so this course might not show it to its best. Second top is Simply Black, another that likes to track the leaders and this three-year-old is closely weighted with the selection. If you take into account that this horse is being ridden by a seven-pound claiming apprentice it comes out on top but the jockey has only ever ridden winner from riding older horses for the stable and is naught from ten with three-year-olds. The selection is another three-year-old called Dynamo Walt who also likes to sit close to the early pace and isn't badly housed in stall four to get a good early position.
4:55 Wolverhampton - There are two possible leaders in this race:Foxtrot Pearl is one of them but its final times don't put it in my top six, plus I think it would be better off at Southwell. Fourth top is Seven Lucky Stars a three-year-old that usually tracks the leaders. Third top is Jolly Red Jeanz another three-year-old that likes to track the leaders. Second top is Whipphound, another track-the-leader type. While top rated is Chookie's Lass a three-year-old that likes to lead and drawn in stall six could get to the rails and lead here.
SUMMARY: 4:25 Wolverhampton - I expect West Coast Dream will be the most likely leader and Tom Eaves will do his best to set a pace that leaves his horse with something left in the tank. But I'm going with the improving DYNAMO WALT 5/1 who should be able to get a nice early position from stall four. 4:55 Wolverhampton - I will go with CHOOKIE'S LASS 10/1 as an each way bet. The second and third best on my list both have reasons to not back them so I hoping it can lead all the way.
Dynamo Walt 6/1 3rd
Chookie's Lass 10/1 5th