DILIGENT LADY is fancied to take her tally at six furlongs to two wins from as many starts with a victory in the Betway Handicap (5.10) at Wolverhampton.
Michael Attwater’s daughter of Due Diligence, who raced over five furlongs on each of six starts last year, went off at 40-1 for a handicap over an additional furlong at Lingfield Park 16 days ago.
But my selection laughed at such generous odds, travelling with ease before asserting to beat One Hart by a length.
The handicapper has stepped in with a 4lb rise, but that’s not over-doing it, and Rossa Ryan’s mount can draw on her untapped potential to go in again.
At Carlisle, ETERNALLY YOURS has plenty going for her in the MansionBet Faller Insurance Handicap Hurdle (2.10).
Having her first outing since March, Donald Whillans’ daughter of Sulamani came within a nose of hitting the bullseye when edged out in the photo by Kateson at Aintree on December 5.
Whillans has given his mare time to get over that effort, and a 4lb rise in the handicap may not stop Eternally Yours from going one better.
Southwell stages a seven-race jumps card, where JOBESGREEN LAD appeals in the concluding Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Hurdle (4.20).
12.30 WORD HAS IT
1.00 THEME TUNE
2.10 ETERNALLY YOURS (NB)
2.40 EQUUS DANCER
3.10 SNOWED IN
4.10 FAME AND HOPE
1.45 FALCO BLITZ
2.20 SENDING LOVE
2.50 FORTUNES MELODY
3.20 GOLD RUNNER
3.50 CAN YOU CALL
4.20 JOBESGREEN LAD
5.10 DILIGENT LADY (NAP)
6.10 REVOLUTIONARY MAN
7.40 HECTOR’S HERE
DOUBLE: DILIGENT LADY and ETERNALLY YOURS
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