You can count on Re­as­sure at Wolver­hamp­ton

The Citizen (KZN) - - Racing Express Extra - Lon­don

– Re­as­sure can re­main un­beaten on the all-weather by win­ning the Lad­brokes "Play 1-2Free" On Foot­ball Nurs­ery Hand­i­cap at Wolver­hamp­ton to­day.

The Oa­sis Dream filly has wins at Chelms­ford and New­cas­tle to her name, so the sur­face at Dun­stall Park should hold no fears. Trained by Wil­liam Hag­gas, she has had only five runs and there should still be plenty more un­der the bon­net. So far, she has been do­ing her rac­ing over the min­i­mum dis­tance - bar a try over an ex­tended 1000m at York - but the way she won last time out sug­gested she was well worth a crack at 1200m.

What could be harder to over­come is the 4kg she was put up for win­ning so eas­ily, but if she can find im­prove­ment for the ex­tra dis­tance then she should prove hard to beat.

Waliyak can make it third­time lucky in the Lad­brokes Foot­ball Acca Boosty Fil­lies' Novice Stakes. Roger Var­ian's charge has fin­ished se­cond on each of her starts to date, with test­ing ground pos­si­bly find­ing her out at New­mar­ket last time when an odds-on favourite.

She has proved pretty keen on both oc­ca­sions, but if she can take a more re­strained ap­proach in the early ex­changes this 1700m should be well within her com­pass.

Rocket Ac­tion could be trainer Robert Cow­ell's next sprint­ing project. The three-year-old has gone up a stone in the weights for his last three out­ings, and the penny well and truly seems to have dropped. He had a wind op­er­a­tion and was gelded in the spring, with those pro­ce­dures seem­ing to have done the trick. Once th­ese sprint­ers get on a roll, es­pe­cially with Cow­ell, there is no telling where their im­prove­ment may end.

Evan Wil­liams has been among the win­ners of late, and his Billy Bronco can defy top­weight in the Sky Sports Rac­ing Sky 415 Hand­i­cap Chase at Sedge­field. The eight-year-old has been lightly-raced to date, stand­ing up to just 15 races, but there have been signs he pos­sesses more abil­ity than he reg­u­larly shows.

He was en­ti­tled to need his reap­pear­ance run at Strat­ford, and a re­peat of the ef­fort that saw him win at Ex­eter in May would prob­a­bly be enough.

David Pipe's In­duno was a ready win­ner of a bumper when last seen, and makes his de­but over ob­sta­cles in the Sky Sports Rac­ing Novices' Hur­dle. The form has yet to be tested, but Pipe has wasted no time send­ing him hur­dling.

She­need­edtherun has strong claims of fol­low­ing up a re­cent New­cas­tle suc­cess in the Bet At toals.com Mares' Hand­i­cap Chase at South­well. She was not win­ning out of turn, hav­ing gone close the time be­fore at Worces­ter, but she rel­ished the test­ing ground at Gos­forth Park - cruis­ing to a near four-length win.

The 2kg rise seems very le­nient, and she looks the one to beat.

Ter­ri­er­man holds strong claims in the Bet At toals.com Maiden Hur­dle. He was a point to point win­ner in the spring and ran well enough on his de­but un­der rules when third at Strat­ford last month. –

WIL­LIAM HAG­GAS

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