Coast Ofalfujairah showed just modest form as a juvenile in 2019, but was much improved following a gelding operation and duly made a winning handicap debut at Newcastle in January. He was hit with a 9 lb rise for that success, and although he was unable to follow up over the same course and distance the following month, he still went like a horse ahead of his new mark. Coast ofalfujairah is now 2 lb higher in the weights, but still has plenty of upside, and this strong traveller, who often races close to the pace, can overcome a wide draw in stall 9.
Asbaagh was easy to back on debut in comparison to her more experienced winning stablemate, but still showed plenty to work on to be beaten a length in third. In fact, she could hardly have shaped better given the ground she was asked to make up from a poor position, having been found wanting for know-how early on. Asbaagh was very strong at the finish on that occasion, so the step up in trip will bring about further improvement, something that her pedigree mirrors. Of those with form, she sets a lofty standard to aim at.
Seaforth goes particularly well at this track (his last three wins have been recorded here, including two over course and distance), and he has shaped better than the bare result on his last three starts over the extended nine furlongs. Seaforth had to race wide on his latest start, but made good headway to take up the running in the straight before being headed in the final furlong. The return to shorter will be in his favour, and a bold showing is on the cards now just 2 lb above his last winning mark.
Tip summary for Wolverhampton on Wednesday
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