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Charlie D for decisive win at Wolverhampton


By Anita Chambers

Charlie D has yet to win beyond a mile and a half but is worth another try at a longer trip in the Betway Stayers Handicap at Wolverhampton.

The three-year-old seems to really appreciate the challenge of the Tapeta surface at Dunstall Park, having won two of his five outings at the track, with both victories coming over 12 furlongs.

He definitely hits the groove at Wolverhampton, as shown when he won his second start there at 100-1, and has been placed on all his other outings at the course, too - most recently when third last week.

Charlie D had to come from behind that day - but the way he stayed on suggests this step up to a mile and six furlongs could be up his street now after narrowly failing over the distance earlier in the year.

Shamshon recently got back on the winning trail and can make it back-to-back victories in the Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap. A Listed winner in his juvenile days, Shamshon is now a seven-year-old with a rating of 75 compared to his lofty heights of 106 a few years ago.

Nevertheless he remains capable on his day and, after scoring at Newmarket in July, he returned to the winner's enclosure again when dropped slightly in grade last time out.

Shamshon finished with a flourish and is worth another shot back in this slightly better company.

John Gosden's She's Got You showed up well on her debut when fourth of 14 and should know more in the first division of the Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Fillies' Novices' Stakes.


LINGFIELD: 12.30 Tribesmans Glory, 1.00 See Forever, 1.30 Very Live, 2.00 Chief Brody, 2.30 Jennys Surprise, 3.00 Flight To Milan.

MUSSELBURGH: 12.15 Outcrop, 12.45 Nefyn Point, 1.15 Wolfcatcher, 1.45 Civil Unrest, 2.15 Liva, 2.45 Court Liability, 3.15 Thyne For Gold.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 3.30 Magical Molly Joe, 4.00 Involved, 4.30 Steel Train, 5.00 She's Got You, 5.30 Perfect Grace, 6.00 Shamshon, 6.30 CHARLIE D (NAP), 7.00 Lunar Deity.

DOUBLE: Charlie D and Liva.

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