Having posted a solid couple of efforts of late, Dulce Panem makes plenty of appeal at 6/1 in the 3.50 at Wetherby today now stepped up in trip. Trained by the in-form Rebecca Menzies, this seven-year-old is yet to get his head in front in 16 starts over hurdles. However, he did run well when a 2 1/4 length third of 12 to Flowery over 2m 4f at Sedgefield in December when staying on strongly from well off the pace. Dulce Panem backed that up with a similar effort when a 7 1/4 length third of 16 to Oriental Class over 2m 4f at Newcastle off a rating of 97. He is able to race in this off an unchanged mark having stated life off in handicaps on 108. It gives him every chance from a handicapping and the way in which he has finished off his races suggests he is crying out for the step up to the 3m trip of this. With Nathan Moscrop also taking a handy 5lb off with his claim, Dulce Panem is therefore taken to belatedly open his account.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts win Dulce Panam (6/1 bet265, Sky Bet – BOG)