Peadar worth a punt

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Peadar Miguel returns to the flat on potentially lenient mark and looks worth chancing at 16/1 in the 4.05 at Wolverhampton.

Noel Quinlan’s gelding won over 1m at Lingfield off a rating of 65 around this time last year, and went on to run two solid races off today’s mark of 69.

He then disappointed in his final to starts on the level and connections decided to switch his attentions to hurdling.

That move seems to have sweetened him up, and the five-year-old has won one and finished runner up on his five other starts to achieve an official rating of 118.

If he can translate that improvement back to this sphere then he could well have a few pounds in hand on the assessor, and although he has not run for 180 days he comes from a stable more than capable of getting one ready.

Indeed, the Quinlan’s are a shrewd outfit to be feared -especially when the money is down – and it will be interesting to see if the money arrives for him given that one of their former inmates landed a massive touch in the opener at Kempton yesterday.

They are a team who like to strike while the iron is hot, and if the selection is ready to roll at the first time of asking he would be massively overpriced at 16s.

What is interesting though is that his last win came when he was apparently an unfancied 12/1 shot so although backing him clearly comes with some risks it looks worth taking.

It’s also interesting that Adam Kirby, who has been onboard most Quinlan gambles, is on Knowe Head today and Martin Lane takes the ride.

The booking doesn’t put me off as Lane has ridden plenty of winners for the yard, and if Kirby was on top he would probably be shorter in the betting.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Peadar Miguel (16/1 bet365, BetVictor, Ladbrokes – BOG)

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