THE RETURN OF THE WINNING MACHINE DRAGONS WILL RISE.
We send two down to the all weather racing at Wolverhampton on Monday, where it is expected to be standard on their Tapeta surface.
The Resdev Way is first up at 4.0.pm, in the 0-60 handicap over one mile and six furlongs, with P.J. McDonald who has ridden him on several previous occasions in the saddle. The Resdev Way who is the winner of nine races from his 76 starts was last in the winners enclosure back in April at Wolverhampton from a 5lb lower mark than now, over the extended two miles. This trip is a bare minimum for The Resdev Way nowadays, and he has become a slow starter, so his draw of 13 could make life very difficult.
Dragons Will Rise must be every owners dream. He is the winner of six of his nine last starts, which saw his handicap mark shoot up from 48 to 71. His last start was a winning one at Pontefract back in April, suggesting he is still on the upgrade. He was a winner over this course and distance back in March from a stone lower mark than now, and even so it is 154 days since his last run he should still give a good account from his draw in stall three. The race is at 5.30.pm, over the extended nine furlongs with P J McDonald riding him for the first time since he was a two year old.
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Good luck to the connections, Resdev, and The Golden Cuckoo.