|Maid Millie - 1.40 Wolverhampton||15/8||BetVictor|
|Medieval - 2.25 Newbury||5/1||Betway|
|Ojooba - 4.45 Nottingham||9/4||Boylesports|
|Skyman - 5.05 Newbury||4/1||Unibet|
|Old Supporter - 5.30 Tramore||33/1||Bet365|
Tip 1 - Maid Millie - 1.40 Wolverhampton
Despite being 0-8, I think it will be hard to stop Maid Millie winning the first at Wolverhampton today. She was very well-backed last time dropping to 6f and, despite being blocked a furlong out, was only beaten a nose. She would have definitely won that race with a clear run and gets a chance to run off the same handicap rating.
It looked a good race because the front two pulled three lengths clear of the rest, and Maid Millie is well-in on ratings as from next week she will be 2lbs higher. Ceiren Fallon keeps the ride and the visor stays on, so everything is in her favour to put in another good run.
Tip 2 - Medieval - 2.25 Newbury
Medieval bounced back to form last time with a second at Brighton, having been well-backed. His Newbury course form is strong; from two runs at the track he’s won and finish second.
The second was last season, when beaten just half a length while rated 87. He’s now a massive 10lbs lower and trainer Paul Cole's horses have hit form in the last month. He is hard to win with, but Newbury seems to suit Medieval and he’s very well-handicapped.
Tip 3 - Ojooba - 4.45 Nottingham
Ojooba’s fjrst two runs were full of promise, but you could tell she wanted a step up in trip. When she was stepped up to 1m2f last time, she won from the front over today’s course and distance.
The fact she’s already won at Nottingham is a big plus, and she’s likely to get an easy lead here. Most Dubawi progeny progress with each run and with age, and I expect her to follow that trend. Her full-brother Muntazah was rated 103, while her half-siblings Wadilsafa and Talaayeb are both Group winners rated 110 and 112, so the sky is the limit for Ojooba.
Tip 4 - Skyman - 5.05 Newbury
Skyman showed ability in novice races, but his best run came on his handicap debut at Nottingham. It was a very good race for a class 5 handicap, with the winner Prince Of Harts since finishing second in a class 2 at Ascot. Then, the third Motawaj won his next two starts by a combined 10 lengths and has shot up from a handicap rating of 74 to 97.
That form looks exceptional, so I’m willing to forgive his last run at Kempton. It was a messy race and he only got going late, despite being sent off favourite. It may be the case that he’s just a better turf horse and today’s step up in trip should help too. If he can replicate that handicap debut form against Prince of Harts and Motawaj he should be hard to beat.
Tip 5 - Old Supporter - 5.30 Tramore
Despite being 14-years-old I think Old Supporter can win this race for a third time. He won last year bowling along in front with a handicap rating of 83 and is now down to a mark of 73. His form at Tramore reads: 43110010 and he’s won off ratings of 93, 83, 100 and 90.
He’s clearly a risky proposition because he’s not shown his form in some time, however, this has also been the case previously, and then he’s bounced back to form with a bold display from the front. With him winning this race twice before, I imagine it has been a target and if you can get a good rhythm out in front at Tramore it can be hard to peg the leader back.