The ‘Betting Gods’ Sponsored Race
Betting Gods was due to continue to spread its wings on Monday by sponsoring the big handicap at Wolverhampton (3.45), but it seems that despite us having trackside advertising at Wolverhampton somebody mixed up BettingGods.com with BettingOdds.com Regardless we’ve decided to see if we can tip you the winner.
Here’s our analysis of all the runners:
David O’Meara’s charge has won here off marks of 70, 80 and 82, and runs here of 84. However, 7lb impressive claimer Josh Doyle is given the leg-up which means he really only has to run off 77. Stall 6 also gives this hold-up performer plenty of options to get a good early position.
Gold Hunter 33/1
Ex-Godolphin horse who is now trained by S.Flook. 7lb lower than when 3rd here earlier in the season, but runs like he may prefer a quicker pace over a shorter trip.
Transferred to trainer I.Furtado earlier this year, and returned from a 3 month break to win three races in 8 days off a mark of 63. Was most impressive over course and distance, but a 19lb rise in the weights to a mark of 82 could make like difficult back after 5 weeks off. Has won off a mark of 75 before though.
Dark Ocean 10/1
Impressive turf win on good-to-soft off a mark of 76 three starts ago. Only up 4lb for that, but it’s more worrying that he couldn’t win over course and distance off 70 earlier in the season.
Yul Finegold 16/1
Only course win came over 3 furlongs further off a mark of 73, and looks to have it all to do off a mark of 80 over this shorter trip.
She’s Gorgeous 7/2
Won on the All Weather at both Kempton and Lingfield off marks of 70, but off a mark of 80 here, and has a potentially tricky wide draw.
Thomas Sensazione 33/1
Finished last at odds of 66/1 on his last run, in what was a better race, but it’s hard to make an obvious case for him.
Swiftly Done 25/1
Dropped in class after tackling competitive events this season, which have helped him get his mark down to 80, having last won off 85. Wins have come when there’s been cut in the ground, but he’s interesting on his Wolverhampton debut from a handy looking draw in stall 4. Trainer had a few big-priced winners recently.
Tizlove Regardless 10/1
Won over course and distance off 67, and has won since on turf off 74. Runs here off 79, and will have to improve again, which he’s not sure to do on his 15th run of the season.
Reggie Bond 12/1
Won course and distance events off marks of 66 and 76, and latter win gave the impression he could win off this sort of mark he if not pushed too wide from stall 9.
Monsieur Chevalier 16/1
This once high-class horse has won over course and distance off marks of 75, 81, 81 and 82, however those win came in class 5 or class 6 contests – and has fallen short in class 4 events recently.
City Of Ankgor Wat 20/1
Second off a mark of 75 in a class 5 two starts ago, but looks up against it up 3lb in a better contest.
Al Muheer 20/1
Won three class 6 course and distance events in March, but only 5th in a class 5 latest, and up to class 4 here.
Zaeem and She’s Gorgeous where both impressive when last seen but, having gone up in the weights, they look worth opposing at short-odds. A bit of early money for Reggie Bond suggests he might go well, whilst Swiftly Done could outrun his big odds if handling the all-weather surface now dropped in class. However, Berlusca looks weighted to win with Josh Doyle taking the reigns – and just looks the best value at 10/1.
Berlusca each-way @ 10/1 (Betfair Sportsbook)