Andy Holding has two tips from Wolverhampton to start the week.
The ratings boys will be all over Lethal Lunch in a race of this nature, but the mere fact he’s dropped into selling company on his first start for new connections sets the alarm bells ringing and he’s passed over in favour of REVOLUTIONARY MAN (best price 7-1) who looks a safer option, especially from an each-way perspective.
A renown tricky customer in the past, the son of Exceed And Excel seems to have turned over a new leaf of late and following a couple of runner-up spots just before the turn of the year, he’s gone on to strike gold on his last two starts. Firstly, he landed a handicap for George Boughey over seven-furlongs at Kempton a month ago and then after leaving that yard, he duplicated the feat when scoring at Wolverhampton over a mile on his most recent start. Dropped out at the Dunstall Park venue 16 days ago, Sean Curran’s gelding was set a fair task as the field left the back straight, but despite being forced to race in lane eight rounding the home turn, he stayed on strongly in the latter stages to collar the more prominently ridden Highest Mountain. Just as effective over tonight’s shorter distance, the six-year-old has a good pitch in stall four to race handy early and then it’s a case of his run being delivered at the right time, something that Grace McEntee did to a nicety here last time.
Considering how much energy VISIBILITY (best price 4-1) expended in the early stages here last time, to go on and score in the manner he did says a good deal about his current wellbeing and with today’s larger field seen as a plus in terms of him being able to get more cover and settle, he’s rates a strong choice to go close to following up his first all-weather win a week later.
Disappointing on his first two starts for Scott Dixon at Southwell, his attentions were switched back to the tapeta surface here at the Midland venue seven days ago and despite pretty much everything going against the script, he still ran out a comfortable winner. Staying on strongly in the closing stages once picking up the running turning for home, the son of Raven’s Pass displayed a tremendous attitude to keep his opponents at bay and with the clock also backing up the visual aspect of his performance, confidence is fairly high he can go back-to-back for his in-form yard.