Class three sprint which looks a nice race, quite hard to solve with seventeen runners but there's only three horses that have led before, I think Gurkha Friend might try to lead on the low side draw but usually the bias is for a high draw, Signore Piccolo would lead if nothing else wanted to and is my fifth top rated and drawn high in stall fifteen, Mississippi is my third top rated and drawn in stall eight which might not be a disastrous draw, my second top rated is the top weight Deauville Prince, im not completely sure this horse is capable of reproducing its best time but you can never say never and stall thirteen looks alright. My top spot goes to the three year old ANONYMOUS JOHN 16/1 who is the third horse that has been known to lead but I do have the feeling this horse needs at least good to firm going to show its best. If the going isn't firm enough for the selection I will leave the race alone as there's too many question marks against most of the next top rated horses.
Soft ground - No bet. (Just check the ground in case it is given as good)
5:50 Wolverhampton - Quite a poor class six apprentices race with thirteen runners and only two horses known to have led before, Bogsnog is my sixth top rated but is drawn in stall eleven while Findhorn Magic is drawn in stall one so I would think this one will be trying to take advantage of its draw, I've got three joint top rated horses and im going to concentrate on these three. ROYAL CONNOISSEUR 3/1 is from the powerful Richard Fahey stable and has been dropped down to this class of race for the first time so cant be discounted and it usually likes to track the leaders, VERUS DELICIA 16/1 one of three horses from this stable but at first glance doesn't look very well drawn in stall twelve but if Bogsnog tries to get to the front this one could follow it across and get a good early position and then have a decent chance and at the price is worth a small each way bet, REGINALD CLAUDE 7/1 is usually a hold up type and from a reasonable draw in stall four it could get a good early position but then again could quite easily get squeezed out of position early but once again cant be easily discounted. If pushed I would probably favour the first mentioned horse mainly as its still only a four year old it could have some improvement even though im not relying on improvement to win this but it is also dropped in class for the first time, it won two races on soft ground in class five was then raised and couldn't cope and ran well last time out when second over this course and distance so it looks to me that connections have dropped it into this race looking to get it back into the winners enclosure.
Reginald Claude 7/1 4th
Royal Connoisseur 3/1 5th
Verus Delicia NR