Stand Guard, hard to beat in ATR Grand National Microsite Now Live Selling Stakes at Wolverhampton
Stand Guard is a leading contender for ATR Grand National Microsite Now Live Selling Stakes, set to take place at Wolverhampton on Thursday, April 12, 2012.
Although there are many strong runners in the line-up, the eight-year-old looks the safest option. He recently made two brilliant outings, pushing the bookies to give him the highest starting price for today’s 1m4f50y event.
The punters are left with only a little time to pick and choose, as the clash is about to begin. According to the program, the class 6 meeting will begin at 18:55 (GMT).
Seven speedy runners are all set to pursue a purse of £1,704. Their names are: Stand Guard, Shy, Gay Sloane, Tulia De Gravelle, Guga, Just Zak and Who Loves Ya Baby.
The punters have plenty of reasons to place maximum number of bets on
Stand Guard. After staying out of action for more than three months, the bay gelding made a great comeback in mid February.
John Butler’s trainee beat the 11-8 favourite, Tricksofthetrade, by one and a half lengths to grab the top position in the southwell-racecourse.co.uk Handicap.
The maverick runner carried forward his good work to seal the runner-up place in the Horse Racing Free Bets With FreeBetting.co.uk Selling Stakes at Southwell.
With two decent performances under his belt, Stand Guard is full of spirit at the moment. However, it would not be an easy trip for him.
Shy will not be shy to perform well. After a long layoff, the seven-year-old returned to the track at the end of March. She looked a bit rusty and as a result, completed the order of finish in the Summer Nights At Lingfield Park Claiming
An ordinary performance might have dented her confidence to some extent, but the mare is capable of turning the table around.
On the other hand, Gay Sloane is determined to return with a bang. The eight-year-old is making his comeback after a break of more than three months.
With Stand Guard in the line-up, it would be very hard for Shy to regain her momentum. We are not reluctant to recommend Stand Guard for the top prize, as he is in good shape at the moment.
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