Two Wonders for Wolves


18/1 El Libertador worth a punt

El Libertador has been a costly horse to follow this season, but there is no doubting he is very well treated and looks worth one last chance to bounce back at 18/1 in the 7.50 at Wolverhampton tonight now dropped in grade.

The five-year-old is certainly not the easiest horse to win with, as his record of just one win from 19 starts confirms, and he has looked temperamental in his last couple of outings.

However his win came off a mark of 57 at the track and he is no down to a mark of 54.

Eric Wheeler’s has put in a couple of eye-catching runs this season, as well as some truly shocking ones!

He ran well when fifth 8th of 13 to Putin at Kempton three starts ago, where although beaten five lengths ran far better than his finishing position suggests.

Held up towards the rear travelling strongly, he didn’t get the clearest of runs when attempting to make his move two from home and had to be switched to make his effort.

For a moment he looked as if he would pick up the leaders but he was unable to quicken and his run flattened out.

However he was not knocked about at all by Jamie Spencer, who quickly accepted the situation and allowed him to come home in his own time to be beaten just under five lengths.

Prior to that effort he had disappointed at Windsor, but in his previous outing at Sandown he had also shaped with plenty of promise.

After being held-up well off the pace he made good headway a furlong from home and stayed on inside without ever threatening to get to the leaders to be beaten just under 5 lengths.

Given his strike rate and questionable attitude he is obviously not one to go overboard with and is a risky punt to say the least.

However he is now undoubtedly well treated if putting his best foot forward, and at the 18/1 on offer with Hills looks worth risking.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way El Libertador (18/1 Hills – BOG)


18/1 Milton of Campsie great chance

Milton Of Campsie has not won for two years and has been running way below par this season, but there is little doubt she has become very well treated if bouncing back and looks worth a small each-way interest at 18/1 in the 8.50 at Wolverhampton.

The mare landed a hat-trick at in 5 and 6f contests two years ago when trained by John Balding, and she is now 9lbs lower than her last win at Ayr.

Now in the care of Richard Guest, the six-year-old shaped far better than her finishing position suggest three outings ago at Hamilton when coming 7th of 10 to Tangalooma.

She showed plenty of dash at the Scottish track before weakening and drifting badly a furlong from home in the soft ground.

It’s disappointing that she has failed to build on that effort in her last two starts, but the switch to the artificial surface is an interesting move which could see her in far better light and hopefully bring about a much improved showing.

Her handler also has a pretty good strike rate at the track, and from a good draw in stall 4 she could surprise.

If she does come back to anywhere near her best, then the current 18/1 on offer will look huge.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Milton Of Campsie (8/1 bet365,  Boylesports, Hills – BOG)


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