No jumps racing this afternoon in Britain or Ireland with the meetings at Fairyhouse, Plumpton and Carlisle all abandoned with the tracks currently waterlogged. Monday provides two all-weather cards at Wolverhampton and Southwell to look forward to, however, and we begin our preview at Dunstall Park.

 

Wolverhampton (17.30)

Mukhadram Way to win

The opening Novice Stakes won’t take much winning; Mukhadram Way (17.30) ran a race full of promise when a close fourth at Newcastle over today’s trip of 6f on debut, and Ben Curtis looks a significant jockey booking for Phillip Makin’s filly. Paul Hanagan gave the filly a nice introduction and she is entitled to come on for the experience.

Knock Knock has only beaten two horses’ home in his three starts to date, but a market move would be worth noting on his handicap debut. He has also had a wind operation and been gelded since his last start here back in October.

 

Wolverhampton (18.00)

Bal Mal to win

Bal Mal (18.00) finished last of 14 on his all-weather debut at Southwell, but he was backed from 20s to 9/1 when runner up on his polytrack debut at Kempton last time and is likely to run a big race on his switch to tapeta. The selection is drawn in stall one and the drop back to the minimum trip should help John Quinn’s three-year-old who was bought for just £3,800 at the Doncaster sales back in October.

 

Wolverhampton (19.00)

Concierge to win

The feature race is a valuable 6f handicap and Concierge (19.00) has been drawn eight of eight and seven of seven in his last couple of starts and he ran a good race at Kempton last time. The four-year-old will get 7f this turf season, but expect Three Saints Bay and Gracious John to take them along at a good gallop and the hope is Silvestre De Sousa pounces fast and late.

 

Wolverhampton (19.30)

Adamaris to win

Dazzling Darren is likely to be all the rage for Gavin Cromwell in the mile-and-a-half handicap given looks very well treated from his current mark of 53 just 4lbs higher than when scoring at Lingfield over this evening’s distance.

A chance, however, could be taken on the stamina of fellow Irish raider Adamaris (19.30) who was a beaten favourite here over an extended 9f here last start when she met trouble in running and was ahead a couple of strides after the line. Trainer Gerard O’Leary has saddled two winners in Britain from his last three runners and Ben Curtis takes over in the saddle.

 

Southwell (14.35)

Capla Spirit to win

In the 6f Maiden at Southwell we hope to see Capla Spirit (14.35) go one better than over 5f here when having his first start in over 140 days, having been gelded since his previous start. The selection showed plenty of dash on his reappearance, but today’s additional furlong should not be a problem and Luke Morris takes over in the plate this afternoon.

Odds are correct at the time of posting

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