Maykir was a winner for Alan yesterday, denying a big drift to triumph at a BSP of 6.83 and he is hoping for more success to the start the week at Wolverhampton...
"Last winter she ran in a Fast Track Qualifier, and is used to 0-95 company, so this could be a bit easier."
Daafy to go well dropping in trip
I quite fancied Daafy to run well at Southwell last week, so I am pleased to see him turned out for a crack at 7f at Wolverhampton.
The effort on the Fibresand was over 1m recently, but I don't envisage the drop in distance being problematic at all as he travelled very nicely into the turn on that occasion. He should also possess enough speed to deal with a quicker track on Monday.
Daafy was also unfortunate as he stayed towards the far side, which is the slowest part of the track, while the winner that day Maykir was stands' rail and has won again since.
Trainer Derek Shaw's horses are running well and he's booked apprentice Laura Pearson to claim 7lb. It's hard not to rate his chances from 54.
Second can help us collect with victory
Hold-up performer Second Collection can often meet trouble with her style of running, but I am looking to her to make an impact dropping to the minimum trip for this 5f handicap.
She didn't win in 2020 but went ever so close at Windsor on a couple of occasions - often with a bit of running left.
Her latest effort was her first run after a 149-day break, so I'd like to think she'll improve for that. She was never really a factor that day and met some interference late on.
Last winter she ran in a Fast Track Qualifier, and is used to 0-95 company, so this could be a bit easier. Although we'll need a bit of luck with her being delivered late by Tom Marquand.
Alan Dudman's P&L
*All bets to a 0.5pt stake unless stated otherwise