A very nice looking class three handicap. On paper, quite difficult to analyse. Ten runners, four have been known to lead before. The best of these is probably Memories Galore who is third top rated on my times over this course and distance. Stall six isn't ideal with Sign Of The Kodiac berthed inside [stall four]. However, if getting to the front could be hard to catch. Kasbah is my second top rated. It usually races near the front without actually leading so this one might need a degree of luck to get a clear run based on Chelmsford times. I've got two joint top rated: Highland Acclaim, who is in stall 5 and likes to race prominently, and Boomerang Bob who can be held up or track the leaders. This horse has the plum draw in stall one so will be looking to either get a prominent early position or clear run when coming from the back. Top rated on Kempton times and also my top rated at this course and distance is BOOMERANG BOB 3/1 so this looks a good opportunity for it to get back to winning ways here.
Boomerang Bob 3/1 4th
7:15 Wolverhampton -
With 12 runners this race looks above average for a class 5 affair, there's 3 known front runners and COLOURBEARER 5/1 who starts off as my joint top rated could get the lead from stall 3 and then prove very hard to catch, Divine Call is the other joint top rated and both of these are being ridden by proven jockeys but this one is stuck out in stall 12 which could be its undoing, See Vermont starts off as 4th top rated but when I take off the apprentice's 5lb claim its moves to joint top rated but it finds this distance stretches its stamina if they go a fast early pace which looks likely here, Burtonwood is only 1lb behind the joint top rated pair but it's being ridden by a 7lb claimer but I'm not completely sure that's a positive and it's got stall 1 which normally is a good thing but it might get squeezed out early and then struggle to get a prominent position from which to attack which seems to be the style that suits it best, so I'm sticking with the 1 bet on Colourbearer who can hopefully lead all the way and go one better than its last 2 runs where it's finished 2nd on both occasions.
Colourbearer 9/1 5th