A low grade race with nothing much between my top three ratings and then add a horse that could be a hidden danger it makes the race hard to predict. The possible hidden danger is Roy's Legacy who is known to lead but hasn't tried it over this trip on this new surface yet so it can't be easily discounted, especially its now been put up as the favourite. Simply Black was my original joint top rated but the stables form here is poor as is the claiming jockey appointment so instead of taking off seven pounds I would either ignore it or add seven instead, which makes it either second third rated. Give Us A Belle is the other original joint top rated and is the other that is now either second or third and could possibly try to lead or at least contest the lead. YOUR GIFTED 7/1 was originally third top rated but has a good five-pound claimer on board which promotes it to the top spot but stakes will have to be on the small side because with four possible front runners anything being held up will need a clear run. The make-up of the race makes it look like it might be a tricky.
5:45 Wolverhampton - Eleven runners in this class six race with two known front runners and only five have recorded a time since the new surface was laid. Waterloo Dock is one of the possible front runners but it's not in my top five. Fifth top is Divine Call, which is either held up or tracks the leaders and is one of two Milton Bradley horses in the race. Louis Vee is fourth top but has been out of form for a while now. Third top is the other Milton Bradley horse, Hamis Al Bin, and has the same running style as its stablemate. Seraphima is my second top rated despite the fact that I think it would be even better over a longer trip so it should be finishing when others have cried enough. The favourite is Risk N Reward who could have been a hidden danger but I thought this faster surface might not be best suitable for it and am surprised to see it as short as 7/4. Top rated is SPOWARTICUS 5/1 who is also the other possible front runner and from stall one it is surely going to try to lead all the way here and that would hopefully be how the seven-pound claiming apprentice David Parkes is told to ride the horse. I do think it's capable of leading all the way especially from this prime draw.
Your Gifted 7/1 3rd
Spowarticus 5/1 1st