Sunday 24 February 2019

Bond looks secure to return with a Victory

Victory Bond. Photo: Martin Lynch
Victory Bond. Photo: Martin Lynch

Victory Bond looks set to make a successful return to action in the Betway Conditions Stakes at Wolverhampton today.

With a total prize fund of £19,000 up for grabs, a small but select field of six are set to go to post, with Victory Bond the top-rated on 107.

William Haggas' inmate mixed it with some high-class performers on the grass last summer, most notably finishing fourth in the Group Two York Stakes in July.

He proved just as effective on the all-weather towards the backend of 2017, winning a decent prize at Chelmsford before bumping into the useful Master The World in the Listed Churchill Stakes at Lingfield.

This conditions event represents a drop in class for Victory Bond on his first start since November and he can make the most of the opportunity.

Cliffs Of Capri should rediscover the winning trail in the Bet & Watch At sunbets.co.uk Novice Stakes.

The son of Canford Cliffs won two of his first three starts for Simon Crisford before changing hands for 50,000 guineas in the autumn and joining Jamie Osborne.

He made a promising start for his new connections at Chelmsford in November, finishing runner-up off a mark of 92.

The four-year-old was raised to a perch of 94 ahead of his latest assignment in Lingfield and was far from disgraced in finishing fifth after being stuck wide from an unfavourable draw.

Cliffs Of Capri runs in novice company for the first time at Dunstall Park and while he must concede weight to each of his rivals, he should be up to the task.

Shamlan can snap a long losing streak in the Betway Casino Handicap.

FONTWELL: 1.15 My Dance, 1.45 Blue April, 2.15 Greyed A, 2.45 Minella On Line, 3.15 Jarlath, 3.45 Seaston Spirit.

HEREFORD: 1.30 Tree Of Liberty, 2.00 Misty Mai, 2.30 Clondaw Rigger, 3.00 Comrade Conrad, 3.30 Oscar Star, 4.00 Vado Forte.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.15 Grey Destiny, 4.45 Honey Badger, 5.15 Cliffs Of Capri, 5.45 Paddys Runner, 6.15 Shamlan, 6.45 VICTORY BOND (NAP), 7.15 Zapateado, 7.45 Veena.

DOUBLE: Victory Bond and Cliffs Of Capri.

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