There’s a significant gamble underway at Catterick on Thursday morning. In a generally quite morning for the betting markets, there is one standout mover. The horse in question runs in the finale and the support is showing no signs of stopping. We at myracing are hoping this one doesn’t come off as our NAP of the day goes in this race. Whilst the formbook suggests the horse in question has plenty to do, the market support is strong and sustained. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
Prairie Wolf (7-2, bet365) is the subject of this significant market move. Sue Smith’s gelding doesn’t come into this race in the best of form but he is significantly unexposed. Having had just four hurdles starts so far, it’s highly likely that the best is still to come. Made his handicap debut at Wetherby last time out and was disappointing, finishing ninth and beaten by 30 lengths.
Perhaps his best effort so far came on his hurdles debut at Uttoxeter when a two-and-a-quarter-length third to Ballyglass. That horse went on to finish just shy of 10 lengths behind subsequent Grade 1-winner Tahmuras in a Haydock Listed race.
He also finished third behind an impressive winner at Kempton’s King George meeting two starts ago which was also satisfactory. A lot more would have been expected last time out but perhaps dropping back to just shy of two miles will suit.
This gelding is a dual bumper winner who was deemed good enough to run in Aintree’s Grade 2 bumper in the spring. It’s worth mentioning that he was by no means disgraced in that race, finishing in front of the very promising Chianti Classico. If he can begin to fulfil some of his bumper promise, a win is a distinct possibility but he faces a tough rival in the shape of the progressive El Muchacho.
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