Alan Dudman scored with his third winner of the week yesterday at Salisbury, and he returns to the track for the feature race of the day to end his current stint in the chair...
"Rain is forecast for the day, which should be music to the ears of backers of the Wertheimer-owned Plumatic. He clearly needs a bit of juice in the ground and is no back-marker with Group 3 form across the channel."
Grey to light up the afternoon at Wolves
15:50 Woverhampton - Back Grey Destiny @ 6.05/1
Away from the feature race at Salisbury, finding bets for the day's action was a head-scratcher. I've come up with Grey Destiny at Wolverhampton, though, as he can travel like a horse with a bit more ability than this low grade.
There's a warning however, his hold-up style to weave through traffic needs plenty of luck, so I doubt he'll make use of his decent draw in 3 as he usually misses the break.
But he's got plenty of form around here and won a couple of races in a similar grade last winter in fairly smooth fashion.
It's not a great race and the horse has been dropped a further 2lb for running well at Newcastle last time.
Master Fabre can take the top honours
16:10 Salisbury - Back Plumatic @ 4.507/2
Elite French trainer Andre Fabre adds a bit of stardust to the day's action at Salisbury, and he sends Plumatic for the feature Group 3 Sovereign Stakes. He looks the bet here at around 4.507/2, and this will be the handler's second runner at the track.
Rain is forecast for the day, which should be music to the ears of backers of the Wertheimer-owned Plumatic. He clearly needs a bit of juice in the ground and is no back-marker with Group 3 form across the channel.
Indeed, he was beaten a nose behind Recoletos last term, and that one recently finished second in the Prix Jacques le Marois.
The selection bolted up at Chantilly last month and gives the impression he's got a bit more to give. I'd rather back him than Elarqam - who I think is a bit overrated. He could well win, but I have no interest in siding with him at 6/5. Zonderland would be interesting, but he needs fast ground.
Alan's Bets of the Day - P/L
This week so far: +2.50
Previous week: -3.50
Back Grey Destiny 0.5pt @ 6.05/1 in the 15:50 at Wolverhampton
Back Plumatic 0.5pt @ 4.507/2 in the 16:10 at Salisbury