Royal Mezyan – Form Guide for Wolverhampton
Please see below the exclusive SRC form guide for tomorrow’s race:
1. Wediddodontwe – Has had his share of problems, but was favourite for a sales race after winning on debut at two and has shown lots of ability remains in three starts back this year, racing too strongly through the early stages when disappointing last time. Yard struggling for winners, but this could prove tough to beat now down in grade.
2. Seprani – Progressed through the second half of last year and good effort when third off this mark on final start. Yard has made bright start to the season and very much respected with Atzeni up.
3. ROYAL MEZYAN
4. Invincible Ridge – CD winner in November and just 2lbs higher now, having been unplaced all three starts since. Doesn’t win very often these days and others make more appeal.
5. Lord Cooper – Racked up a three-timer (including two wins here) at this time last year, but not in the same form since off higher marks. Signs of a return to form at Kempton last time and course record of 112 suggests he could go very close.
6. Juan Horsepower – Quickly dismounted after the line at Lingfield last time, but had previously been in good form there, looking unlucky not to win in December. Has the ability to win off this mark, but this looks competitive.
7. Desert Fox – Quietly progressive, winning twice at Chelmsford so far this year and close third there off this mark last time. Entitled to come on again for that and should go well.
8. Indian Affair – Sprung a 40-1 surprise when winning here on penultimate start, but well-held since and this looks a stronger race. Others preferred.
9. Pulsating – Has had an extremely busy time of it this winter for Archie Watson and, now back up to a joint career-high mark, she looks opposable on debut for Mick Appleby.
10. Bobby Joe Leg – Debut winner at Newcastle last November, but failed to get competitive on both handicap starts and left with plenty to prove now.
11. Pea Shooter – Finished last year on a low note, but back to form on seasonal debut/first run since wind op when getting home by a nose over the minimum trip at Newcastle last month. Has winning form at this trip and has won off higher marks in the past, so obvious claims.
12. Logi – Only win to his name came in a maiden here 14 months ago for David Barron. No show on both starts for this yard (well-backed favourite on first occasion) and has questions to answer.
13. Prince Of Time – Dual winner here last year over 7f for Richard Ford, but unplaced last four starts for that yard and now starts out for new stable with a low strike-rate. Opposable.
VERDICT: A decent race for the grade and Wediddodontwe makes plenty of appeal back in a 0-75. Seprani, Lord Cooper, Desert Fox and Pea Shooter all have claims too in an open contest.
Recommended Bet: Royal Mezyan looks set for a successful season and I am very confident he will be winning off this mark in due course. However, he tends to need his first run of the season and I would expect that to be the case again here, so no bet is recommended on this occasion.