Our horse racing expert Andy Holding has two tips for today's action, including a NAP at Wolverhampton.
Gary Hamner has his team in terrific shape at present and with SIR TIVO (best price 11-4), one of his inmates partly responsible for his recent good form, the seven-year-old is fancied to provide the Cheshire handler with another winner.
Heading into the competitive handicap at the Midland track with a career record of 0-13, there was a degree of caution attached to his chance, but as it turned out, he ended up making a mockery of such thoughts with a display of total dominance. Handy from an early stage, the son of Deportivo picked up the running oat the one going away from the stands, and from that point, he maintained a solid gallop all the way to the line, never at any stage looking like relinquishing the lead. The main feature of his performance six days ago was his sure-footed round of jumping so, racing at a track where the portable fences can prove to be a troublesome for those with a suspect technique, hopefully another solid display in that department will help him prove a tough conveyance for his seven rivals.
CASH MACHINE (NAP) (best price 7-4) hasn’t been seen out since winning with a little bit in hand at Chelmsford back in April, but hopefully he’ll be fit enough to do himself justice on his return to action and he’s taken to continue his progression in this decent-looking novice event.
Prominent in the market on his debut at Kempton last November, Tom Clover’s colt lived up to his pre-race billing by finishing a creditable second to the useful Popmaster and he was backed accordingly to go one place better at the Essex venue next time. Poorly placed after dwelling at the start, the son of Twilight Son still had plenty on his plate as the field turned for home, but with a strong run in the home straight, he picked up his main market rival, Boundless Power (now rated 89), to score going away. Considering the time figure was so good, it’s been no surprise to see the runner-up and fifth both advertise the form since and with today’s extra furlong seen as a big plus given the way he finished off his race 60 days ago, he rates a confident choice to get the better of Wizard D’Amour who, in contrast, comes out of a contest which hasn’t worked out quite as well.