Secular Society let down favourite-backers just after Christmas but should be given the chance to redeem himself in the Coral App Download From The App Store Handicap at Wolverhampton today.
The four-year-old has just one juvenile outing but appeared to have plenty of ability when finally returning to action last time, going down by just a head in a Lingfield maiden last month.
Returned to that track for his next outing, punters understandably latched on to Brian Meehan’s charge but they were left disappointed after he finished only third.
While he did not enjoy the best passage on that occasion, Secular Society was probably already beaten when hitting trouble in running.
He would not be a stable star for Meehan but handed an initial mark of 74, Secular Society is of interest on his handicap debut.
James Given has decided to step Rebel Code up to seven furlongs for the 32Red.com Handicap and he is worth a shot over this longer trip.
Five furlongs here seemed a bit too sharp when third earlier this month and he has appeared to lack the necessary raw speed in four other outings at the minimum distance.
He was keeping on at the finish last time, though, and as he has now slipped another couple of pounds down the handicap, Rebel Code can strike in what appears an average event.
Kyllachy Star was not beaten far at Wolverhampton last time and should followed as he has his first try on Southwell’s Fibresand track in the Download The Ladbrokes App Handicap.
Richard Fahey’s runner was a winner at Lingfield earlier in the month but could not follow up when turned out again eight days later.
He was not beaten far on that occasion and again makes a swift return on an unchanged mark of 70.
That perch is some way below his career high of 97 a couple of years ago and while he is clearly not the horse of old, Kyllachy Star remains more than capable on his day.
Maakirr is on a roll and can bring up the hat-trick in the Compare Bookmakers At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap.
Two narrow victories here since the turn of the year means he has not suffering too much of a rise and he remains open to a bit more progression yet.
Trainer Roy Bowring is clearly keen to capitalise while his charge is in such good heart and the decision can pay dividends.
Divertimenti can defy his advancing years in the Best Odds At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap and make it a double for Bowring.
The 10-year-old has slipped down the handicap but showed he is still competitive when when claiming a two-length second at this track recently.
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