8.15 Wolverhampton, Thursday, March 29

In the Betway Sprint Handicap (8.15) at Wolverhampton on Thursday, Something Lucky has proved admirably consistent on Polytrack, Fibresand and Tapeta since winning an egg-and-spoon race – his first for nearly two years – at Lingfield in January and can gain just reward. Michael Appleby’s 6-year-old has yet to win on Tapeta, but was beaten just half a length, in this grade, over course and distance three starts ago, despite meeting trouble in running more than once and looks to have been found a decent opportunity to make amends.


The Clodovil gelding was raised 5lb in the weights for beating subsequent winner Crosse Fire at Southwell on his penultimate start but was, once again, only just denied off today’s revised mark at Chelmsford last week. He has finished outside the first three just once in 13 starts since joining Michael Appleby from Daniel Steel in December and, although he’s finished second seven times in that period, he isn’t lacking in pace. In fact, he’s already improved 26lb, and won four times, for his new yard, so it’s hard to find fault with him at all.


Selection: Wolverhampton 8.15 Something Lucky to win


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