Two Wagers for Wolves

Stitch looks Grand at 7/2

The well-treated Grand Stitch has been shaping as if ready to score and overdue success and is strongly fancied at 7/2 to get his head in front in the 4.20 at Wolverhampton today.

is too well treated to ignore in the 3.45 at Wolverhampton and rates the day’s best bet at 4/1.

The five-year-old had been well below par this season, but did run well when third at Ayr in July to Wicked Wilma off a mark of 62 and has run two cracking races here recently off 58 to finish finish third on both occasions.

He set a scorching pace before fading late on to be beaten just 1 1/2 lengths by Perlachy in the first of those runs back in November, and last time out again blazed the trail and looked all over the winner until getting collared in the three way photo and beaten a head by The Tatling.

The handicapper has put him up 2lb for his latest run, but he is still 5lb lower than when registering his last victory over course and distance and that gives him an outstanding chance from a handicapping perspective in a race where he should once again be able to dominate from the off.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Grand Stitch (7/2 generally available – use BOG firms)


11/1 St Ignatius too big to ignore

St Ignatius is potentially well treated in the 5.20 at Wolverhampton and looks worth chancing at 11/1 after shaping with plenty of promise last time out.

Michael Appleby’s gelding scored at Brighton back in April off a mark of 50 and has since managed to finish in the first four on three occasions of higher mark’s.

He has now been given a chance by the handicapper and dropped to a mark of just 48, and that gives him a terrific chance if building on an eye-catching comeback run at Southwell 18 days ago.

He was forced to race wide that day, but showed plenty of dash to race up with the leaders before being unable to find any extra in a closing stages and fading to be beaten just over 3 lengths by Maatajir.

The four-year-old is now 5lb better off with the winner, and given that it was his first run for 130 days he is entitled to turn the form around in my book given that he is sure to strip fitter this afternoon.

I certainly can’t understand why he is available to back at more than double the odds of that rival, and at 11/1 he looks cracking each-way value in a wide open contest.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way St Ignatius (11/1 Betfred – BOG)

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