Worcester 2.45 tips – Water Wagtail to make a big splash

Worcester 2.45 tips - Water Wagtail to make a big splash

Emma Lavelle

Water Wagtail

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Betting Tip: Water Wagtail @ 5/1 with bet365

Mad Money could be another favourite to take on in the second division of the 2m7f handicap chase. He’s won a couple of points and wasn’t beaten far into third on just his second start under Rules over track and trip last month, when nearly snatching second close home. However, that was a very moderate contest and while he appeared to finish well, he didn’t give the impression he was about to score.

Today’s contest is more competitive and he’s up against a well-handicapped sort from the in-form Emma Lavelle stable in WATER WAGTAIL. It’s been over two years since he last crossed the line in front, but he’s been lightly-raced since, missing over a year until reappearing here in June, and his handicap mark has gone southwards as a result – he’s running off 96 this afternoon having won off 5lb higher and hit a ceiling of 110.

It’s just a question whether he retains the ability to take advantage and while he has been beaten a long way on both his starts in 2016, he would have been rusty after his long layoff and he probably ran a bit better than his finishing position of fifth would suggest at Stratford last time. He should be spot on for this latest assignment and with his stable going well – two winners from just four runners in the last fortnight, including a faller – he’s taken to get back on the winning trail under Daryl Jacob.

Betting Tip: Water Wagtail @ 5/1 with bet365

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