Wednesday's Wolverhampton racing tips: Income to open her account

Planet Sport tipsters are rubbing their hands with glee ahead of Wolverhampton races on Wednesday, January 5.

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Here's a quick snapshot of Wednesday's selections. Click on the horse's name to have a punt with Planet Sport Bet.

The Game Is On (12.20 Wolverhampton)

Burtonwood (12.50 Burtonwood)

Dark Side Prince (13.25 Wolverhampton)

Income (14.00 Wolverhampton)

Blazing Hot (14.35 Wolverhampton)

Royal Heart (15.05 Wolverhampton)

Party Planner (15.35 Wolverhampton)

Race Card (16.08 Wolverhampton)

Here's a bit more detail on our highlighted tips below.

13.25 Wolverhampton - Dark Side Prince

Dark Side Prince can notch a fourth successive victory in the Betway Handicap.

The five-year-old barely beat a rival in four starts for Charlie Wallis, but has fared significantly better since moving north to join South Yorkshire-based trainer Jessica Macey in 2020.

Dark Side Prince was remarkably rated just 10 after making the move, but solid placed efforts on his first three starts for his new trainer were followed by three wins early last year.

The son of Equiano carried his good all-weather form onto the turf with a couple of good runs in defeat and has continued his progression since switching back to an artificial surface, with two triumphs over this course and distance sandwiching a win at Chelmsford.

Macey's charge will have to compete from a mark in the 70s for the first time on Wednesday, but the manner of his latest success - when scoring by a length and a half - suggests he is up to the task.

14.00 Wolverhampton - Income

Income is expected to open her account in the Betway Novice Stakes.

Beaten just a head on her Nottingham debut last summer, the Richard Hughes-trained filly went on to finish fourth behind the high-class Hellomydarlin at Goodwood before finishing in midfield in the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury.

She returned from a five-month absence at Chelmsford a few weeks ago and was denied by newcomer Shanko, with the 74-rated Sixth Street a couple of lengths further back in third to give the form a solid look.

A similar effort could well be enough to see Income deservedly get off the mark.

14.35 Wolverhampton - Blazing Hot

Blazing Hot has been in fine form at this track recently, backing up a convincing win over the minimum trip with a good second over course and distance last time.

Running off the same mark in the BetYourWay At Betway Handicap as that latest outing, he can get his revenge on Sir Hector, who got the better of the selection last time but is 4lb worse off due to his penalty for that.

Tomshalfbrother wasn't far behind the pair in third there and could go well again, while Deevious Beau's all-weather wins came on the Fibresand at Southwell so he has a bit to prove on this surface.

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