Wolverhamptons Wonders

11/2 Silver can strike gold

Silver Alliance seems to reserve his best for Wolverhampton and makes plenty of appeal at 11/2 in the 7.10 tonight.

Both the grey’s career victories have come at the track, and although he disappointed at Leicester last time out I am inclined to forgive him that effort as he was never travelling well after stumbling four out.

Walter Swinburn’s charge had looked the type to do well in handicaps when winning hereĀ on his second start as a juvenile but had failed to cut any ice this season before being upped to 1m 1f and landing his first handicap success her two starts ago.

He stayed on really strongly to beat Yourinthewill despite being carried left inside the final furlong and in my book was value for more than the winning margin suggests.

The handicapper reacted by putting him up 5lb to a mark of 72, but given that he started the season off on a mark of 76 there is every reason to believe he is capable of going in again.

His handler also has a 33.33% strike rate at the track with his runners in the last 12 months and with John Fahy taking off another 3lb he is weighted to take all the beating if bouncing back.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Silver Alliance 911/2 generally available – BOG firms)


No argument, it has to be Quarrel at 6/1

Quarrel signalled that his time was near when runner-up on his latest start and is of serious interest at 6/1 in the 8.10 at Wolverhampton.

The gelding was an above average juvenile who after scoring on his first two starts went on to finish a cracking third to Awzaan in the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes when officially rated 95.

That run saw him start off 2010 on a rating of 108, but he proved a major disappointment for the season and failed to trouble the judge in eight starts.

However he showed much more of his old sparkle when a fine third on his reappearance this season after a lengthy lay-off when staying on really to be beaten 2 1/2 lengths Time Medicean at Newmarket when trained by Julia Fielden.

He has since moved back to his original trainer William Haggas, and put in a cracking effort when chasing home Frognal at Yarmouth 10 days ago off a mark of 72.

The handicapper has left him unchanged on that mark, and he is potentially thrown-in at the weights on his old form.

With Paul Hanagan in the saddle he looks the best bet on the card.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts each-way Quarrel (6/1 generally available – BOG firms)

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