Lincoln trial day is always one of the season's highlights at Wolverhampton and here Racing Post tipster Graeme Rodway returns to mark your card for the fixture live on ITV4.
Baldomero @ 5/1
Hafeet Alain @ 25/1
Billy Loughnane has been the riding sensation of the winter and his 5lb claim could prove decisive now that Baldmero returns to Wolverhampton in the 6f handicap (1.30).
The Mick Appleby-trained five-year-old has recorded three of his six highest Racing Post Ratings at Dunstall Park over further, but has bounced back to form down in trip recently.
Baldomero was beaten only three-quarters of a length when second in a 7f handicap at Lingfield last month and took the drop to 6f in his stride back there a week ago. He made most for a long way that day and was beaten again just three-quarters of a length in fourth.
David Egan went to the often unfavoured far-side rail that day and was done by the finishers on the outside. I don't expect Loughnane to make the same mistake here and that will be key.
He has a good draw on the inside in stall four and looks certain to make another bold bid.
The Lincoln Trial (2.05) is the feature and it's worth taking a chance on Loughnane again. He claims 5lb off Hafeet Alain's back and that may be enough to coax an improved performance.
Hafeet Alain has dropped to a mark 3lb lower than when last successful at Lingfield and he showed enough when fifth at that track last time to suggest he can soon bounce back to form.
He was behind Outbreak, Notre Belle Bete and Imperial Sands, but is weighted to reverse those places and he did all of his best work at the finish. This longer straight will suit him and Loughnane didn't ride last time, so his 5lb can be added to the pull in the weights that he has.
Hafeet Alain likes to come late and fast so let's hope there is a solid pace and, provided Loughnane can get his mount settled nicely in the rear early, he might just spring a surprise.
The Listed Lady Wulfruna Stakes (2.40) is the most valuable race on the card and a couple of genuine Group performers are in the line up, including Angel Bleu, who has run in Group 1 company on four of his last five starts and takes a huge drop in class in this weaker event.
However, he might struggle to cope with Dhabab if that rival returns from a break on his best form and the lightly raced four-year-old has a good record when fresh so he probably will do.
He went off favourite to beat Native Trail in the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket as a juvenile and had plenty of top-class form to his name. He has had issues and run only twice since his two-year-old days, but produced his best when winning a 7f handicap last year at Lingfield after a break.
Dhabab was too keen when turned out the following month over a mile at Kempton and hasn't been seen since, but John and Thady Gosden now fit a first-time hood in a bid to settle him down and the pair are 6-13 when adding that aid on their runners in the last couple of years.
That gives hope Dhabab will improve on this return and he can make his class tell back at 7f.