Ellison’s Melody ready to call the tune

Myjestic Melody has been found a glorious opportunity to notch her first success in the 4.20 at Wolverhampton today and with cheekpieces on for the first time rates a solid bet at 4/1 to do so.

The mare ran some solid races to finish in the frame for Noel Wilson in the first half of 2012 off marks of 49 and 51 after which her form tailed off.

However she then moved to join the shrewd Brian Ellison outfit and duly put in a mcuh imnproved effort on her first start for her new handler when third of 13 to Windforpower over 5f at Newcastle.

She showed plenty of pace to race promimently that day before taking up the running at the furlong marker and only weakend late on to be beaten 1 1/2 lengths off today’s mark of 45.

The five-year-old was then far from disgraced when finishing 7th of 12 to Tadalavil at Musselburgh, and ran well over 6f her last time up when sixth of 12 to Ad Vitam.

Although eventually beaten 3 1/2 lengths, she showed plenty of early dash to lead until being headed inside the last and lost several places late on close home.

It was an effort which suggested she remained in form and would be seen to better effect over today’s minimumn trip, and it’s no suprise to see connectrions going down that route.

It’s also interesting that she now sports the headgear for the first time, and the booking of Robert Tart also catches the eye.

The young rider, who is terrific value for his 3lb claim, has a 33% strike rate (5 winners, 2 places from 15 rides) when teaming up with the yard in the past 12 months and his presence in the saddle suggests a big run is expected.

Another plus is that Myjestic Melody has a great draw in stall 1 from which to attack, and if she gets her own way up from she could be very hard to peg back in what is an extremely weak class 6 contest.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Myjestic Melody (4/1 bet365, Betfred, BetVictor, Paddy Power – BOG)

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