TODAY’S considerable drop-in grade will enable DEAR POWER (7.15, nb) to regain winning form at Wolverhampton.
The Roger Varian-trained filly impressed when making a successful debut at Chelmsford in August.
On that occasion she had a host of future winners behind her.
Varian understandably stepped the filly up in grade when running in a Group 3 event at Salisbury in September.
Unfortunately, she failed to fire on that occasion and finished a disappointing eighth of the 10 runners behind Dark Lady.
Of her rivals, Macho Touch has scope for improvement, but her credentials fall short of the selection.
If Wetherby passes an 8.00am inspection, LE CHEVAL NOIR (2.00, treble) is worth another chance. He impressed when taking a bumper at Kelso in November and his recent run may have come too quick after that event.
At Leopardstown, DORTMUND PARK (2.55, nap) can open his account over fences. He has the superior hurdle form and today’s step up in trip will be ideal.
Horse racing tips today
4.45 Cafe Sydney
5.15 Cheeky Rascal
5.45 Johnny Reb
6.45 Lady Reset
7.15 Dear Power (nb)
2.00 Le Cheval Noir (treble)
2.35 The Crazed Moon
3.40 Well Smitten
2.55 Dortmund Park (nap)