For those who like to bet take a look at Online Bookies to get the latest reviews and offers. The 4:40 Wolverhampton is one of those races that could be go from one extreme to the other. It could well go to the favourite or the rag. So we had best detail a few horses of interest although, I'll tell you know, there isn't too much when it comes to pinning the tail on the donkey.
My brother, Tony, loves a bet and he has been taking a look at this 6f (6f 20y) Median Auction Stakes.
Tributo, trained by Stuart Williams, has been a touch unlucky in his last four races, after unseating his rider when odds on at Chelmsford, then disappointing at Lingfield when fifth, and a couple of runner-up efforts when running creditable behind Electric Blue and then a neck loser at Southwell when running on well in a blanket finish. Connections are stepping up a furlong, so we will have to see what happens. By all accounts, this looks a decent opportunity although I'm always fearful of a horse that seems to make hard work of winning. I would have slight concerns this extra furlong may see him too keen early doors, which wouldn't be a plus. A plum draw may well see Kingscote lead and try to hang on for grim death.
I wouldn't be betting at short odds.
Papas Girl was given a couple of significant race entries at two and even competed in the Dick Pool Stakes (Group 2) and Listed Race, but completely outclassed. This is a drop in class and I would suspect Stan Moore comes here with a decent chance. A wide draw (12) isn't the best starting point and if trying to get to the rail and failing, it would be a disaster. I hate a horse that runs wide on the bend because it seems impossible to win. So, I guess, they will drop in behind, unless feeling lucky, and could go well especially if touching each-way prices.
Brazon Bow holds fair win and place claims for Richard Fahey. I do like a horse on their second start.
I can't say I know much about new trainer Hilal Kobeissi. I will have to read up and find out more. Kukri Klass has raced twice and not shown a great deal. This daughter of The Gurka is owned by Burn Farms Racing, who used to do very well with Noel Quinlan. The mare, Blanche Dubawi was a talented sprinter who won at Listed class. Kukri Klass may be heading to nurseries but this bay filly may have a hope at giant odds (40/1).
I am a fan of Philip McBride who, again, can go well with horses on their second start. To be fair, Broughton's Chief needs to have a transformation after looking to need the run. This bay gelding looks a progressive type and although likely to show more today, wouldn't be my first choice, although not my last.
In a race of thirteen three-year-olds we have a little bit of everything going.
Conclusion: I wouldn't get involved in this race. My brother said he half fancies Papas Girl if available at each-way odds, although the wide draw could well be a problem. Tributo is making hard work of winning and although should hit the nail on the head isn't a horse I could bet at short odds. Brazon Bow has a profile of a horse who will be trying. Kukri Klass and Broughton's Chief are interesting from a watching point of view. It's a race I would rather watch than bet.