Roger Varian believes Mindurownbusiness has the form in the book to run a big race in the Ladbrokes Lincoln Trial Handicap at Wolverhampton on Saturday.
Despite only recently joining the Classic-winning trainer from fellow Newmarket handler David Simcock, the four-year old has wasted little time in making an impact.
Andrew Balding expects Intransigent to come on for his latest run in the Ladbrokes Lady Wulfruna Stakes at Wolverhampton on Saturday.
The six-year-old finished sixth behind Rivellino in the Listed Unibet Cleves Stakes over six furlongs on his first start of the year.
Trainer Nicky Henderson and stable jockey Barry Geraghty team up at Sandown on Friday, and the well-regarded Lessons In Milan can make a successful handicap debut for the deadly combination in the well-contested two and three-quarter mile handicap hurdle (4.00) at the Esher track.
This year, we’ve had 31 handicaps run over distances of 1m4f or further on Wolverhampton’s Tapeta surface and no winner has made all.
In part two of our Festival Trends Guide, Andrew Mount breaks down the main stats for the Neptune, the RSA, the Champion Chase and the Bumper. If you want to narrow your field right down to the key contenders, and take on board some tips too, this is essential reading.