9/1 First In Command worth a wager at Wolves


A tricky card at Wolverhampton this evening, but one horse of major interest is First In Command at 9/1 in the 7.00.

Daniel Loghnane’s Irish raider is a useful sort on his day and has dropped to a career low mark as a result of a losing steak stretching back two year’s.

His last win came off a mark of 76 over 6f at Doncaster back in july 2009, but he has run well since on plenty of occasions of marks as high as 81 and runs off just 62 tonight.

The gelding was a good third off 69 to Darcey over course and distance last October when a well backed 5/1 favourite and followed that run up with a head second to White Daffodil in an apprentice handicap at the Curragh of 71.

He has failed to perform up to that level this season, but has handicap mark has plummeted as a result and he showed enough last time out to suggest he was ready to take advantage.

That run came over course and distance, and after being held up at the rear he ran on strongly inside the final furlong to finish an eye-catching never nearer sixth of 12 to Valmina.

If building on that effort he would take all the beating in this, and his shrewd stable look to have got him down to a mark where he can land a gamble.

They like nothing more to have a tilt at the ring, and any money for him this morning would prove highly significant.

He is currently on offer at a general 9/1 and I would not be surprised to see the money arrive.

At those odds he is overpriced and definitely worth an each-way punt.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way First In Command (9/1 generally available – BOG firms)

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