The bet365-sponsored card at Wolverhampton on Saturday features some interesting betting races and Racing Post tipster Graeme Rodway returns to mark your card.
The second division of the Bet Boost At bet365 Handicap (4.55) doesn’t look like a strong race and Delvey is set to build on her third behind a well-treated rival at Kempton last time.
The lightly-raced daughter of Iffraaj has dropped from an opening handicap mark of 64 to just 51 here and that is 1lb lower than when recording that sound effort on Polytrack last month.
She was no match for the easy winner, but made good late headway to dispute second inside the final furlong in that 1m3f handicap and shaped like a step up to 1m4f might do the trick.
Delvey gets the chance to prove that the case now that she is upped a furlong in distance on this Tapeta debut and Luke Morris is an eye-catching booking for the Karen Jewell stable.
The bet365 Nursery Handicap (5.30) comes up next and last month’s Bath winner Go Your Own Way looks worth giving another chance after a disappointing run at this track last time.
Go Your Own Way was too free to hold any chance in the closing stages in that nursery over 1m11/2f two weeks ago, but was still beaten only three and three-quarter lengths into sixth.
He was also slowly away, so it wasn’t a bad run when all things are taken into consideration, and the drop back a furlong in trip will almost certainly suit Go Your Own Way this time.
His Bath win was at a mile and the faster they go, the easier he will find it to settle. A 2lb drop in the weights will also make it easier for Go Your Own Way and he can bounce back.
The Best Odds Guaranteed At bet365 Handicap (8.00) is the last race on the night that peaks my interest and the best bet on the card runs in the shape of the well-treated Lunar Space.
The five-year-old was a Listed winner when trained in Ireland by Jim Bolger at three, but that meant he started life in handicaps off a mark of 100 for Jamie Osborne in Britain last year and it’s no surprise that he struggled.
He simply wasn’t able to compete off that lofty rating. Lunar Space has finally tumbled down the weights and now races off a mark of just 54.
He gave notice that he could soon take advantage when third at Chelmsford just a week ago. He made most of the running that day and battled on gamely before losing two places inside the final furlong.
That was a superb effort in the context of this race and the time is good. The drop a half-furlong in trip will suit Lunar Space and he can score on his Tapeta debut.