Trim can make most of chance

Wolverhampton stages an additional meeting in light of the current cold weather today and Trimoulet can take full advantage of the opportunity in the Handicap.

The six-year-old has seen a very limited amount of action for a horse of his age and will be having just his fifth career start as he steps up in distance for this 12-furlong event.

However, he has made significant strides since his initial third over a mile at Haydock last summer, finishing second over the same trip at Southwell last month before thriving on an extra two furlongs when running out a winner at Chelmsford just over a week ago. That was only a modest heat but Trimoulet did it in good style and it appeared there is still plenty to come over middle distances.

Royal Bajan has been in fine form and can keep up the good work in the totetrifecta Pick The 1-2-3 Handicap at Chelmsford City. A winner over five furlongs at Southwell in December, he stepped up to a Fast-Track Qualifier back at the Nottinghamshire venue and was hardly disgraced in finishing a three-and-three-quarter-length fourth behind Woolfall Sovereign.

Dropped back slightly in company next time at Chelmsford, Royal Bajan again had to be content with place money behind Zac Brown, who appears a thoroughly unexposed and potentially classy runner.

A hot sprint handicap then awaited at Southwell and he again was in the front rank, leading pretty much everywhere except the line as he was beaten a length and a quarter by Perfect Pasture.

Royal Bajan lines up off a mark of 88 and while it would be fair to say he has few secrets from the handicapper now, he might be able to edge here for James Given, particularly as the Polytrack is reported to be riding rather slowly at the present time.

Lackaday is the one to be on as he switches back up to six furlongs in the totepool We Love Winners Handicap.

A winner over this trip at Lingfield in December, he found Blue Aegean too good at this track last month over five furlongs – a trip which is probably short of his best.

He was staying on all the way to the line, though, and moving up in distance should see him back on the winning track.

At Huntingdon, it is Arabian Revolution who can claim the top honours in the 32Red Chatteris Fen Juvenile Hurdle despite his recent eclipse at Ludlow.

He impressed on his debut at Sandown when running out an eight-length winner but he came unstuck against the well-regarded Beltor next time out. He can make swift amends with victory here.

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