Bobby Wheeler ended a lengthy losing spell when winning at Kempton at the start of the month and can build on that with victory in the Play Starburst Slot At sunbets.co.uk/vegas Handicap at Lingfield.
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Clive Cox’s runner had not got his head in front since July 2016 and had fallen right down the ratings to a perch of 82, with his burden further lightened by 7lb claimer Amelia Glass.
She clearly got a good tune out of the five-year-old, making every yard of the running to come home the best part of three lengths clear with plenty still seemingly in the tank.
Bobby Wheeler has paid for that effort with a steep hike back to a mark of 90, but he clocked a decent time that day, and with Glass again using her claim the Pivotal gelding is one for the short list.
Odds On Oli has seemingly found his groove and can score a first career success in the 32Red.com Handicap. The three-year-old has placed on his last two starts at Newcastle and Southwell.
He did not seem to particularly enjoy the Southwell surface but should be more at home on Polytrack.
Spare Parts has been one of the stories of the winter and he can keep the fairytale going by winning the sunbets.co.uk Handicap at Wolverhampton.
Phil McEntee’s charge has won five times this year but had to settle for second on his most recent outing at Chelmsford. Spare Parts started 2018 rated 49 and lines up on 80, so clearly life is just getting tougher for him but he keeps responding and can do so again.
DUNDALK: 5.30 Reckless Lad, 6.00 Dream Point, 6.30 Jon Ess, 7.00 Editorial, 7.30 Boxer Dunford, 8.00 Downtown Diva, 8.30 Nulife, 9.00 California Lad.
EXETER: 2.00 Robert’s Star, 2.35 Kupatana, 3.10 Reikers Island, 3.40 Awesome Rosie, 4.15 Billy Bronco, 4.50 Zerachiel, 5.20 Southfield Stone.
WARWICK: 1.50 Rebel Commander, 2.25 Eolian, 3.00 Sparkling River, 3.30 Templehills, 4.05 Pinch Of Ginger, 4.40 West Wizard, 5.10 Megaboost.
LINGFIELD: 2.10 Odds On Oli, 2.45 Wild Flower, 3.20 Rock On Baileys, 3.50 BOBBY WHEELER (NAP), 4.25 Perfect Illusion, 5.00 Star Ascending.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.45 High Anxiety, 6.15 Mistress Viz, 6.45 Stapleford, 7.15 Spare Parts, 7.45 Naralsaif, 8.15 Super Florence.