8/1 My Boy fits the Bill at Wolves

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My Boy Bill runs of a career-low mark in the 6.00 at Wolverhampton this evening and is of serious interest at 8/1 to take advantage and land the spoils.

Mick Easterby’s gelding looked an above average juvenile when making a winning debut in the the Brocklesby at Doncaster last year where he overcame inexperience to score in good style.

The son of Dutch Art was badly outpaced and held up well off the pace that day before coming with a storming late run under a hand and heels ride to beat Well Acquainted by 1/2 a length over the minimum trip.

The winning margin does not truly reflect the authority with which he won, and the runner-up has proved a useful sort who was just touched off by Hototo in a decent sales race at York and finished a fine runner-up in the Group 3 Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket.

The selection was the off the track for 166 days before reappearing in a valuable class 2 sales race at York over where he raced keenly and weakened badly at the furlong marker.

In the end he finished a well beaten 17th of 20 to The Gold Cheongsam, but he was significantly quite well supported beforehand and it was a tough ask after such a lengthy absence over a trip which was probably too far for him.

He was then well beaten in  in a class 2 race at York and a class 5 affair at Catterick, and bombed out in his final start of 2012 when last of 6 over course and distance.

Those runs suggested he was clearly not right, and he was subsqeuently on the sidelines for 268 days before making his belated seasonal reapperance at Doncaster in July.

He looked as if he woiuld need the run that day and shaped accordingly in the race itself, taking a keen hold in the early stages and racing prominently before staying on at the one pace from the furlong marker to finish third of 8 to Royal Guinevere.

Although eventually beaten 5 3/4 lengtsh he was not unduly knocked about and it was an effort which suggested he retained enough ability to win a race of this nature – especially from his current mark.

The three-year-old is now running off just 66 in a class 6 contest having started life off in a class 2 handicap off an opening mark of 85, and that makes him look dangerously well-treated if connections can get him back to his best.

It’s also interesting that they are switching him back to the all-wetaher at this venue, as it is a route which they have followed with well-handicapped horses which has paid dividends in recent times.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts each-way My Boy Bill (8/1 generally available – use BOG firms)

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