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Daily Racing Multiple: King stats with Rossa on board to tee up Wolves double

Alan King
Trainer Alan King might have his eyes on his jumpers today but he could have a winner at Wolverhampton too

Alan Dudman heads to Wolverhampton in search of a double this evening and his two selections combined pays out 9/1 if winning on Saturday...

  • Alan King has a fine record using Rossa Ryan at Wolverhampton

  • Godolphin newcomer should be up to winning on debut

  • Al Dudman picks out a 9/1 Sportsbook double for Saturday evening

The opener is for Fred to take with King and Ryan a potent force

Back This Ones For Fred @ 4.75 in the 16:30 at Wolverhampton

We're off to chilly Wolverhampton for their Saturday evening card, and while Alan King has some of leading lights over the jumps this afternoon, he most certainly can get on the scoresheet at Wolverhampton with what a looks a very solid 15/4 favourite in the shape of This Ones For Fred.

While 3yos have dominated this race in winning the last three editions, there's only one from that age bracket this year - which is somewhat of a surprise, and that's Jane Chapple Hyam's handicap debutant Crafty Lady at 12/1, but this looks a tough race for an inexperienced horse.

This Ones For Fred is 1-4 at Wolverhampton and won a CD 0-60 at the track last winter (around the same time in late November) with a bit in hand. The time was fast for the grade and the finishing speed of 104% and closing sectional at the final furlong at 12.19 was the quickest in the field. I do like good times for a stayer at the end of a race.

He only won off 56 that day, but he travelled so well, he looked a little better than a 0-60 runner. His subsequent efforts over 2m at Kempton were solid enough, but Kempton is such a stamina track, and I think he is better around a sharper 1m6f with the way he can go through his races, and that's a good weapon to have in this lowly grade.

King uses Rossa Ryan and the pair have a superb strike-rate at Wolverhampton together with a 3-6 record at 50%.

Newcomer should be good enough to land winnable Novice

Back Tagabawa @ 1.910/11 in the 19:00 at Wolverhampton

In years gone by, the end of season AW winter maidens and novices were quite weak affairs and winnable, and some of the Newmarket trainers are using these races for backward and staying types with good pedigrees to get a nice runs before the year is out and Charlie Appleby is no different - as we saw at Kempton yesterday.

The 19:00 2yo Novice Stakes race has been won by John Gosden and Appleby in the last two runnings, with Symbol Of Light winning for Godolphin in 2020 and looked different class winning at the track at short odds. He also went on to score again at Wolves under a penalty at silly odds. Subsequently he was rated 92.

The newcomer Tagabawa might be short, but those with experience do look beatable.

The 2yo is out of dam Tasaday who won on her first three starts and has produced two very smart runners and winners from her crop of three - those two being Manobo and Turgenev. Manobo was a strong stayer and the extended mile looks a good starting point.

Manobo also had just one start on the AW which was at Kempton, and he won by over 4L. While his sire New Approach gets runners that do act at Wolverhampton, with a win record around 14% and placed at 34%. Appleby also has a serious score at around 55% placed with his juveniles at Wolves.

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