Alan Dudman returns for Tuesday, and continues his tipping odyssey on the all-weather with a pair of bets at Wolverhampton...
"There is plenty of pace on here, with front-running duo Sky Gypsy and Fuel Injection likely to kick on nice and early over the 5f, and that could set the race up for my selection Star Cracker."
Elementary to pick Watson in apprentice race
17:45 Wolverhampton - Back Berkshire Royal @ [6.0]
The diet of all-weather racing for me continues, as the constant rain and ground is not making life easy. So on we march to Wolverhampton again.
Apprentice Jason Watson has looked fairly polished over the winter, and he can add to his tally of 13 winners this year with Berkshire Royal.
This handicap won't take a lot of winning, and the selection showed his first real sign of ability on his nursery debut last October at Windsor. I wasn't convinced that was his track, and the fact he started out at Salisbury suggests he'll want a trip. He is by Sir Percy too, and his stock do stay well.
That Windsor race was a 0-85, so he is dropping down in grade here. A further step up in distance today will suit, as could the surface with two all-weather winners in his pedigree.
Berkshire Royal has also been gelded, so he can improve on what he has shown thus far, especially with Watson against his fellow apprentice riders.
Goldie to unleash a low-grade cracker
19:45 Wolverhampton - Back Star Cracker @ [8.0]
There is plenty of pace on here, with front-running duo Sky Gypsy and Fuel Injection likely to kick on nice and early over the 5f, and that could set the race up for my selection Star Cracker.
The Jim Goldie sprinter has set the pace himself in the past, but from stall seven, he might have to sit and take a tow into the race behind. That could suit, as this horse won over 6f at Newcastle. He really stayed strongly that day - and that track takes a bit of getting.
In 2016 he was rated 70, and today he runs from 58. This looks a weaker affair than some of the races he has contested too. The fact he stays 6f so well should suit from off a strong pace, and he can be 'the closer' to win this.
Alan's Bets of the Day - P/L
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Back Berkshire Royal 0.5pt @ [6.0] in the 17:45 at Wolverhampton
Back Star Cracker 0.5pt @ [8.0] in the 19:45 at Wolverhampton