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Wolverhampton best bets: Darlo Pride the one to beat, Rogue De Vega no forlorn hope

Our partners at Tipstrr have been busy running their numbers over one of the most competitive races on Wolverhampton’s Monday evening card to provide us with a couple of their most popular selections.

19:30 Wolverhampton: BetUK It’s Where The UK Bets Handicap (5 furlongs)

If this five-furlong sprint follows the path indicated by the betting market, then there will be no room for any of the seven double-digit outsiders among the four each-way places that are widely available.  

Early favourite Darlo Pride has only finished outside the top two once in 11 outings since August, with the last of his four wins in that period coming over this course and distance last-time out two weeks ago.

Suggested best bet: Darlo Pride in the 19:30 at Wolverhampton


His main challenge is likely to come from Gustav Graves, whose three course-and-distance successes have all come since Christmas, and he should be in the mix again after being given two much to do on his last outing here just three days ago.

The Defiant looks well-treated under Oisin Murphy to improve on his two most recent third-place efforts, as does the top-rated Twilight Fun, but on the off-chance that the market leaders do not obligingly finish 1-2-3-4 , then there is some tasty each-way value to found elsewhere.

Recon Mission could make the most of Jack Doughty’s seven-pound claim, while Sounds Of Spring might be worth monitoring on his new-stable debut, but it is Antony Brittain’s Rogue De Vega who has created most interest among Tipstrr’s each-way aficionados. 

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This promising four-year-old kicked off his career in promising fashion last spring, winning on his second attempt on the all-weather at Chelmsford, before coming a close-up second on his turf debut at Bath in June.

He has since struggled to find his level in handicaps, but off a career-low mark of 64 (12lbs lower than his handicap debut five outings ago, he looks well-treated to start making an impact in this sphere.

A first-time hood is introduced to focus him on the task ahead, and while his outer draw is not ideal, it might just work in his favour by allowing jockey Cam Hardie to give him room to ease him into the race at his own pace.

Suggested each-way punt: Rogue De Vega in the 19:30 at Wolverhampton



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