Racing: Thursday preview

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Rich Again is on quite a roll at present and can extend his unbeaten run to four in the Daily Price Boosts At Unibet Handicap at Wolverhampton.

James Bethell’s charge has thrived on the Tapeta surface at Wolverhampton, rising 11lb in the ratings along the way to come into this heat on a career-high mark of 80.

However, that increased standing appears no bar to success as he has been in such fine heart of late, as evidenced by his one and a half length defeat of Invincible Ridge over six furlongs earlier in the month.

He delivered his usual late thrust that day with a strong early pace playing right into his hands before he did just enough to ensure victory.

Rich Again has proved equally as effective over seven furlongs, too, winning twice over that distance in December with the minimum margins of victory ensuring more moderate rises.

Bethell tries him again over six furlongs here and he can rise to the challenge once again.

Gracefilly is another who has been on the mark recently and is the pick in the Ladbrokes Handicap.

Two wins in 10 starts is hardly an eyecatching statistic but her Chelmsford success last week suggests Ed Walker could have got a bit in front of the handicapper with this filly.

While it was only an average heat, it was nevertheless competitive and Gracefilly could be called winner a furlong from home before going on to score by two and a half lengths.

She carries a 6lb penalty here but that should not be enough to stop her striking gold once more.

Michael Appleby is responsible for half the field in the Coral App Download From The App Store Handicap at Southwell but Jacobs Son looks the pick of his three runners in the 12-furlong affair.

He is partnered by in-form jockey Luke Morris who was also in the plate when he finished second over this course and distance before Christmas.

The reopposing Royal Marksell emerged victorious that day but Jacobs Son is better off at the weights this time around.

* Selections -

Towcester: 1.50 Dusky Legend, 2.20 Iconic Rose, 2.50 Otago Trail, 3.20 In The Crowd, 3.50 Moneymix, 4.20 What A Moment.

Wincanton: 1.40 Zip Top, 2.10 Minella Definitely, 2.40 Hel Tara, 3.10 Atlantic Roller, 3.40 Monbeg Theatre, 4.10 Harbour Court, 4.40 O O Seven.

Southwell: 2.00 Hickster, 2.30 Done Dreaming, 3.00 Jacobs Son, 3.30 I’m Super Too, 4.00 Dha Chara, 4.30 Red Tide.

Wolverhampton: 5.35 Bathwick Street, 6.10 Princess Tansy, 6.40 Indian Affair, 7.10 Light Of The World, 7.40 RICH AGAIN (NAP), 8.10 Gracefilly.

Double: Rich Again and Minella Definitely.