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20th Oct 2021 | Horse Racing

Wolverhampton: Royal Birth

Never got involved over 6f on return from a break but similair schedule to last year, where he improved vastly for the drop down to his optimal 5f. Getting well-handicapped and capable at this level.

Last autumn Royal Birth began his all-weather campaign thus:

9 Oct 2020 (Kem 6f) Beaten 4.5L @ 66/1
4 Nov 2020 (Lin 5f) Beaten 1L @ 10/1

A similair schedule has been employed against as Royal Birth returned from a 60 day break:

2 Oct 2021 (Wol 6f) Beaten 4.75L @ 33/1
21 Oct 2021 (Wol 5f) ?

The ploy to run him over 6f makes sense, build stamina and get the handicap mark down in a race he cannot win. The question is whether he can win second time out? I certainly believe there will be improvement from Royal Birth and he has a workable handicap mark of 90. I’d prefer to see him at Lingfield or Kempton but there is plenty of pace in the race and it might just fall his way.

1pt Royal Birth to win 10/1 with Bet365
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 18:00 20th Oct, 2021 but subject to change