Thoughts on Jack Blane at Wolverhampton

Jack Blane makes his handicap debut in the 6.45 at Wolverhampton this evening (Saturday 24th of March). George Downing will ride the three year old gelding in the seven furlong handicap. A horse whose behaviour improved remarkably for gelding over the winter he is also still growing, we spent much of his two year old career worrying about whether he would train on, but that doesn’t look an issue now. He is still maturing but ran an encouraging race on his return to action over five furlongs at Wolverhampton, staying on nicely towards the end. He has come on for that reappearance and continued to progress in his homework and should find this stiffer test to his liking.

In a wide open race the drop back to seven for Lady Morel looks in her favour and Scealtara looks likely to be suited by the step up to seven following a creditable run over six in a maiden last time out. On his best runs as a two year old a case could be made for Luduamf but subsequent efforts left a lot to be desired. Viola Park is an in and out type of horse and on a good day ought to figure amongst these.