Despite this being a class 7 race its a half decent affair with 13 runners and of which 4 have been known to lead before but 2 of that 4, Pick Of Any and Lizzy's Dream only usually take the initiative when nothing else wants to, I think Pull The Pin and Presto Boy are the more likely to lead but neither are drawn well in stalls 12 and 9 so maybe Lizzy's Dream from stall 6 might feel obliged to take advantage of the make-up of this race and go for an all the way victory but I doubt it's good enough to do so as it's not in my top 5 ratings, both Tasaboq my 5th top rated and National Service my 4th top rated might need a longer trip so should be staying on at the finish but maybe to no avail, Ambitious Boy is a hold up type so its stall 1 draw may not be as ideal as it would be with some of the other runners but if getting a good position and a clear run it could run on into the frame, Presto Boy starts off as my 2nd top rated but the trainer is 1-31 with his older horses here and the 5lb claiming apprentice is 0-12 so I've given it a negative and I've dropped it down to 3rd spot especially as its still a maiden after 31 attempts and seems to run into a place at best no matter how fast or slow the early pace is, my top rated is MR CHUCKLES 6/1 who ought to be staying on strongly at the finish as stamina is its forte at this distance and this 4-year-old was contesting much better races than this in 2015 and 2016 and has shown glimmers of ability at times and a reproduction of its best from last year would be enough to see it back into the winner's enclosure but any stakes will be kept low.
Mr Chuckles 7/1 2nd
6:45 Wolverhampton -
Nine runners. Four horses have been known to lead before which isn't surprising in a minimum distance race and my top 2 ratings are both possible pace setters, Roaring Rory who I tipped up when it won last time out has got a 6lb penalty here so looks as though connections think they have more chance of winning again before the horse is re-evaluated by the handicapper but this looks a tougher race and only comes out 5th best, Cruise Tothelimit is my 3rd top rated and probably the most likely one to prosper if they go off too fast and start to fade nearing the finish, my 2nd top rated is Dream Ally who is being ridden by a top class jockey but he's only ridden 1 winner from 26 rides for the stable so it doesn't look a significant booking, in top spot ive got GIVE US A BELLE 8/1 who I tipped up last time out when trying to steal the race from the front and only got caught inside the final furlong and repelled all challengers barring the winner and has a chance here to go one better but being a class 6 race I will be keeping my stakes low as consistency isn't a keyword at this level of competition.
Give Us A Belle 18/1 8th