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Horse Racing betting tips: Diamond Bay looks set to sparkle in Racing League

The fifth Racing League fixture of the year takes place at Wolverhampton, live on ITV4 on Thursday, and Racing Post tipster Graeme Rodway returns with his best bets on the card.

Graeme Rodway's tips

7.15 Wolverhampton - United Front @ 6/1
8.15 Wolverhampton - Diamond Bay @ 11/1
8.45 Wolverhampton - Aramis Grey @ 14/1

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7.15 Wolverhampton - United Front @ 6/1

The Racing League Race 32 Handicap (7.15) is a typically open contest and the value might lie with UNITED FRONT, who has been in superb form on turf and is better on the all-weather.

United Front was successful at Beverley in June and has continued to run well in defeat since, with his latest fourth at Ripon last week another solid effort. He was beaten only two and a half-lengths by winner Isla Kai on that occasion and that was after being denied a clear run.

He has to race off an 11lb higher mark on sand, but his last all-weather win came off a rating of 100 and he is competing from 93 here, so is evidently well-handicapped on his best form.

Frederick Larson is back on board claiming 3lb and he partnered United Front to a close third at Yarmouth in July. His allowance might help the selection to bounce back to winning ways.

Graeme Rodway's tip:

United Front @ 6/1 - 1pt win
 

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8.15 Wolverhampton - Diamond Bay @ 11/1

Belgoprince will be a warm order for the Racing League Race 34 Handicap (8.15) following his ridiculously easy 11-length win in the Amateurs’ Derby at Epsom last week. He is well handicapped under a 5lb penalty, but this will pose an entirely different test from that on turf.

He does have form on the all-weather, but nothing of the quality that he showed at Epsom and it's worth taking him on with DIAMOND BAY, who definitely saves his best for the sand.

The five-year-old has won four times on the all-weather, including once at this track, and he showed he is in top form when getting back to winning ways on turf at York in June. He is only 2lb higher here and looks capable of defying that rating now he is returned to the Tapeta.

Diamond Bay has run twice since, both on grass, and he caught the eye making good late headway when fourth at Sandown 18 days ago after being given a lot to do from the rear.

This track will suit better and Diamond Bay is capable of landing another all-weather win.

Graeme Rodway's tip:

Diamond Bay @ 11/1 - 1pt win
 

8.45 Wolverhampton - Aramis Grey @ 14/1

The Racing League Race 35 Handicap (8.45) is a cracking sprint to finish the card and it might pay to stick with those who have proven all-weather form, ahead of the turf horses.

ARAMIS GREY is the one who takes my eye. She has won eight times on the all-weather, including twice over course and distance, and is only 1lb higher than when last successful.

That win came at Lingfield in February and Aramis Grey continued her good form into the spring, including when finishing third in Listed company on turf at Haydock three runs ago.

She has disappointed twice since, including once on the all-weather at Chelmsford, but she had a wide trip throughout that day and it's easy to forgive her latest defeat in the Great St Wilfrid at Ripon. Big field handicaps like that have never brought out the best in her.

She could bounce back now returned to the all-weather over this turning 6f under Callum Shepherd, who gets on well with her and partnered the selection when she was last successful.

Graeme Rodway's tip:

Aramis Grey @ 14/1 - 1pt win
 

Graeme Rodway's tips

7.15 Wolverhampton - United Front @ 6/1
8.15 Wolverhampton - Diamond Bay @ 11/1
8.45 Wolverhampton - Aramis Grey @ 14/1

Odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and subject to fluctuation.

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