9.10pm Wolverhampton Tips & Betting Preview 25/04/2017

Tuesday’s final race is a Class 6 handicap over 5f on Wolverhampton’s Tapeta surface. For three year olds only, there are some likely looking improvers in the line up. Read on for our runner by runner preview and free tip for the race.

IN SUMMARY: Gnaad is the obvious starting point under a penalty for his comfortable win at Southwell last time. He has however already failed to back up one Southwell win in 2017 away from the Fibresand so he is no good thing to repeat that effort. Joysunny showed much improved form last time out at Catterick when well supported and the market will again be the best guide to her chances drawn widest of all. Coping Stone would have an each way squeak if the eye shields work but CELERITY may be a spot of value back where she produced a career best 8 weeks ago. She showed plenty of early pace at Windsor last time and from a decent draw, she can take up a prominent early position again.

1 GNAAD – Tough to knock his consistency so far in 2017, finishing in the first 3 on all 5 starts. He routed a small field from the front at Southwell last time, possibly showing the benefit of a gelding operation having failed to land the money when odds on at Lingfield the time before. On that bare form, he is set to go off a short priced favourite here but both wins have come at Southwell and it might just be that the Fibresand holds the key to him.

2 TOOTY FRUITTI – Has had the bare three runs to qualify for a handicap mark, following up a 3rd at Chelmsford with a rather distant runner up effort at Southwell. Both of those runs suggest that another furlong is going to suit her sooner rather than later while this opening gambit of 60 is no gift on that form from a wide draw.

3 COPING STONE – 5 pounds lower than when a half length runner up over this C&D last September. Connections have experimented with 6f on three of her four runs since but her best effort in the interim came over this trip at Lingfield. Cheek pieces failed to conjure up any improvement at Kempton when last we saw her, with an eye shield being tried for the first time now. She has the form in the book to be competitive from this mark if they work back down at this trip but her lack of consistency is a concern.

4 REBEL HEART – First time headgear sparked her into a handicap win in her juvenile season at Chepstow but she found herself soundly beaten off the same mark as today on her last two starts of the campaign. Her turf form is better than what she has shown on an artificial surface thus far although this will be her first attempt at Tapeta. Trainer, Bill Turner, has had just a single place from his last 44 runners returning from a break of more than 60 days so she is likely to improve for the run.

5 BLUE ROCKS – Didn’t show an awful lot last season but takes a step down in trip for this three year old debut having been very keen on his last start in 2016. Runners from this yard are normally straighter for a run and from this mark he is probably best watched here for the future.

6 MAGGI MAY – Beaten 4 lengths by Gnaad at Southwell last time, she re-opposes on six pound better terms. That is unlikely to be enough to see her reverse the placings unless the move to Tapeta is more to her liking. She has the ability to win a small Class 6 of this nature but a place looks the best that she can hope for now.

7 JOYSUNNY – Like many from the Mick Easterby yard in the past, she improved massively for moving into handicap company last time out when runner up at Catterick. She was the subject of solid late support on that occasion, knuckling down well under pressure to only be denied a head. She will need more up 3 pounds but that is entirely possible if the market again speaks in her favour despite having the widest draw of the field.

8 CELERITY – Showed blistering speed when tried on turf at Windsor a fortnight ago and is well drawn again tonight if the instructions to young apprentice Ben Robinson are as simple as point and shoot. She is still a maiden after 15 starts but her career best came over this C&D at the end of February from a 3 pound higher mark. The big doubt is the form of the yard who are having a tough time of things finding a winner of late, that said 66% of their runners have been double figure prices the last fortnight so chances have been few and far between

9 CHILLILILLI – Shown next to nothing in 7 starts so far, beating just 12 horses total in defeats averaging 17.5 lengths. She has been tried over trips from this 5f up to a mile on turf, Tapeta and Fibresand without showing any real sign of ability. The first time headgear would need to have a miraculous effect on her to make the frame.

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