2.10 Wolverhampton, Wednesday, April 5

In the Betway Sprint Handicap (2.10) at Wolverhampton on Wednesday, Compton River hasn’t been seen to best effect on two starts since returning from a short break, but wasn’t beaten far, off today’s mark, over course and distance in December and could be ready for a return to the winners’ enclosure. The Compton Place gelding was left in an impossible position after being hampered at the start over course and distance in February and, although beaten again at Newcastle nine days later, he may have done too much too soon under his apprentice rider. The return of Ben Curtis, who rode him on his last visit here and is 2-5 for the yard, should do his chances no harm and he appears to have every chance in a race where most of his rivals are fully exposed. In fact, he looks potential ‘gamble’ material, so taking an early, guaranteed price might be a shrewd move.

Selection: Wolverhampton 2.10 Compton River to win