Up Ten Down Two takes a marked step up in trip in the 6.30 at Wolverhampton and looks worth chancing at 25/1 having shaped as if it is what he is crying out for.
Mick Easterby’s gelding was well beaten in his first three starts as a juvenile at up to a mile but ran with far more encouragement on his final start in a nursery here over 1m 1f when making some late headway from the rear to finish 7th of 12 to Come On Blue Chip.
Although beaten a long way he was not knocked about and he looks the type that will do better as a three-year-old.
The son of Hurricane Run looked weak last season and is bred to do much better over middle distances.
Today’s 1m 5f trip could well see him in a far better light, and his shrewd handler has got him into this off a basement mark of just 50.
He is now 6lb lower than his opening mark, and with the stable now beginning to hit form having saddled three winners from its last 8 runners it would be no surprise to see him put in a bold showing in a weak contest.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Up Ten Down Two (25/1 Paddy Power – BOG)