DISCOVERY ISLAND (6.45) proved an expensive failure at Newcastle ten days ago but can make amends at Wolverhampton this evening.
Charlie Appleby's three-year-old was sent off odds-on for that one-mile maiden but came under pressure before staying on into third behind Archie Watson's Yes My Boy. This furlong longer trip seems sure to suit and with the aid of first-time cheek-pieces, Discovery Island can overcome a tricky wide draw under Luke Morris. If running to his official 86 rating, the son of Dubawi should have the measure of Lady Sansa.
At bigger odds later on the card, HARRY GEORGE (7.45) is of interest in the one-mile handicap on second start for Brian Ellison. Harry George racked up a string of victories at Newcastle for previous trainer Richard Guest and returned from a long absence following a wind operation to run an eye-catching sixth 13 days ago. He makes each-way appeal, with Bet365 going 6-1 four places.
There is a full card of National Hunt bumper races at Newcastle and Nicky Henderson's decision to send ON THE BLIND SIDE (1.35) north should be rewarded. The form of his second to Riders Onthe storm at Ascot before Christmas is streets ahead of the rest if he takes to the Tapeta surface.
SHE'SONEOFOUROWN (2.40) couldn't match the pace of market rival Maridadi when chasing home Hughie Morrison's Wetherby bumper winner last month but Harry Whittington's filly can take the measure of the Fergal O'Brien-trained Courtandbould.
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