Timeform’s Andrew Asquith highlights a NAP, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Wolverhampton on Wednesday.
“…may take another step forward now and should prove hard to beat once more…”
Cherish has been prolific this year, winning seven of her last nine starts, and judged by her latest start over course and distance earlier this month, she may have even more to offer. That was her first start for eight weeks, and she proved better than ever, deserving of extra credit, too, still having plenty to do two furlongs from home and overcoming a positional bias. Cherish may take another step forward now and should prove hard to beat once more.
Alphonse le Grande is proving expensive to follow, but he has left the impression on more than one occasion that he can defy this mark, and he has to go close again now contesting a lesser race than he did at Chelmsford last week. He had no excuses that day, but still ran a solid race up against one who showed much improved form on handicap debut, and Alphonse le Grande must have another fantastic chance from the same mark. Rhys Clutterbuck takes off 5 lb now and the cheekpieces are back on, both of which can help him deservedly open his account.
Invincible Larne was picked up for ?15,500 by new connections and immediately started to pay them back with a victory over course and distance 11 days ago, travelling fluently throughout and showing a nice change of gear in the straight to score with a bit in hand. That was a career-best effort and there could be even more to come for this yard, so a subsequent 3lb rise looks workable.
Wednesday 22 December, 12.30pm
Alphonse Le Grande
Little Emma Loulou
Wednesday 22 December, 2.30pm
The Daley Express
Buy Me Back
Ooh Is It
Wednesday 22 December, 3.00pm
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