Early Bird – 31st May

3:50 Wolverhampton – Epaulement

Ran well in a useful maiden at the back end of last year and was put away for the winter. Returned at Newmarket where its high draw probably didn’t do it any favours (First four home drawn single figures). Was then beaten by an 87 rated opponent who was carrying 7lb more by just a head, suggesting that it could be leniently treated off just 77. Has the course form there, it is well drawn and seen good money for it. Type to continue improving whilst should benefit from a more end to end gallop.

1pt win Epaulement @ 11/2 Marathonbet

3:20 Wolverhampton – Gift Of Hera

Takes on a potential Prescott hotpot who has had the obligatory three runs to qualify for a handicap mark. Current market is weak though and Gift Of Hera sets a very strong standard for this level. Was runner up when last seen in a class 4 handicap beaten by a rival who was rated 80 (Now on 85) whereas it is the co top weight here off a mark of 67. In this seemingly easier race Gift Of Hera looks a logical selection.

1.5pt win Gift Of Hera @ 11/4 Betfair and Paddy Power

Just a reminder this will be my last email until Sunday night for Monday racing.