Saturday 3 December 2011

6:50 Wolverhampton (3rd December) Horse Racing Tips/Result

An EBF Maiden Stakes over 7f 32y. Delft, a daughter of Dutch Art, made her debut at Kempton over 6f when finishing fourth behind Lexington Pearl. At present, the form of that race hasn't been franked with the second and third running poorly on their next start.However, juveniles from Cheveley Park Stud are always worthy of respect and especially so when trained by Jeremy Noseda. After a fifty-day break, stepping up in trip by a furlong and primed to run a big race, I would be surprised if she didn't make the frame and a fighting chance of gaining a victory over a field of mostly colts.

Nicholascopernicus was sent off joint favourite after a fair debut effort but could never quite get involved when finishing seventh at Lingfieild. In truth, Ed Walker's two-year-old wasn't beaten by far and this extra furlong should be a positive. A horse progressing with racing who will benefit from those two races.

Of the debutantes, the betting is the best indicator to their chances. David Simcock fields two with Abdul Malik & Golden Falcon. The stable have first time out winners and these juveniles hold place claims if priced 13/2 & less. I would rather take a watching brief unless substantially backed.

Josam is probably the most interesting of the newcomers, with Richard Hannon's string in good form.

Conclusion: Experience counts for a lot on these turning courses and although Delft and Nicholascopernicus haven't achieve a great deal they are progressive horses who will be primed for big runs. I would be surprised if Delft wasn't placed at least.