11th Mar 2021 | Horse Racing
Wolverhampton: Ancient Astronaut
Second to Storm Melody is good form for this grade. Was 0.4s quicker than the winner over the final 3f, some effort after a 502 layoff and was 5 lengths clear of the third placed horse.
The 4.40 Wolverhampton is low grade stuff but I think Ancient Astronaut is a good thing. He was beaten a neck by Storm Melody in a 0-55 handicap over course and distance and the winner is a good yardstick in this grade and it helps that the pair pulled 5 lengths clear of the third placed horse.
Ancient Astronaut was arguably unlucky as he came from further back and his closing sectional was 0.4s quicker than that of the winner. It was a mighty effort off a 502 days break and providing he doesn’t bounce he should win, especially considering he was rated much higher early in his career.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 16:59 11th Mar, 2021 but subject to change