Top tipster Andrew Mount struck with I K Brunel at Musselburgh on Sunday and has three selections for Wolverhampton’s evening meeting on Monday
CALEDONIA LAIRD (5.00 Wolverhampton)
Gaye Kelleway has her string in good form and can keep the ball rolling with CALEDONIA LAIRD in division one of the 7f Bombardier All-weather “Hands And Heels” Series Handicap (5.00). The veteran’s come-from-behind style was no help at Chelmsford last time but he was far from disgraced in finishing fourth of the ten runners and the patiently-ridden fifth has boosted the form. He often runs well at this time of year – three of his six all-weather wins have come in February, including this race 12 months ago.
ANOTHER TOUCH (7.00 Wolverhampton)
ANOTHER TOUCH has a fine record in small fields, recording form figures in single-digit line-ups of 712121116335111 (8-15). He’s zero from 22 in fields of ten or more runners. He didn’t make his all-weather debut until last November but has now gone three from three on artificial surfaces, showing a willing attitude when scoring at Newcastle last time. Wolverhampton should suit and he can complete his four-timer in the Bombardier Golden Beer Conditions Stakes (7.00).
DEBBONAIR (7.30 Wolverhampton)
Bond Angel heads the market for the 9.4f Betway Classified Claiming Stakes (7.30) but there has to be a major doubt about her transferring her recent Fibresand form back to Tapeta. Her sire, Monsier Bond, has a modest combined record here and at Newcastle, with just 36 winners from 472 runners (7.6% strike-rate) for a loss of £214.85 to £1 level stakes at SP, including a one from 31 record for mares. Her three previous course runs have resulted in unplaced efforts and I’m taking her on with DEBBONAIR. Hugo Palmer’s four-year-old failed to handle Fibresand last time and will be happy back on Tapeta and back in trip. The first-time cheekpieces could also help, as his trainer has a six from 27 record (22.2% strike-rate) when using this headgear on geldings, including three from ten on the all-weather (+£8.00).
Today’s Best Bets
Caledonia Laird – 1pt win – 5.00 Wolverhampton (4-1 bet365, 7-2 generally)
Another Touch – 2pts win - 7.00 Wolverhampton (15-8 generally)
Debbonair – 1pt win – 7.30 Wolverhampton (9-2 generally)