Three runners at Wolverhampton, contesting the first three races, and two of them won last time out.
Dragons Will Rise has been making the game look easy, winning three of his last four starts, and because he never wins too far, the good news is he has only gone up 8lb for those three successes. Robert Havlin who has won on him the last twice is once again available, so will ride, the race is at 4.15.pm, over the same trip as last time.
In the last five seasons alone Robert Havlin has ridden just short of 400 winners in the UK, but at 4.45.pm our new apprentice jockey Aiden Brookes will have his first ever ride on Burnage Boy in division 2 of the extended nine furlongs handicap. Burnage Boy can be excused his last two runs as the ground will have been too soft, and the trip at Catterick, over two miles in October will have stretched his stamina.His overall record suggests that this trip over the extended nine furlongs is a minimum, on this his first visit to Wolverhampton. Good luck to Aiden, on what I am sure, regardless of the outcome, will be a day he will never forget.
Lleyton completes our trio in the 5.15.pm, he runs over the extended two miles, which must be as long a race as there is on the all weather,Lleyton was doing all of his best work at the businesses end over 14 furlongs at Wolverhampton when last see two months ago, on what was his first run for us, and there is every chance that this extra distance will be a plus.He has been raised 5lb for that win, and Oliver Stammers retains the ride.
For a list of all the 87 horses currently in training at Oakwood Stables, and Sharp Hill, go to www.mickyhammondracing.
Good luck to the connections, The Golden Cookoo, JFW Properties Ltd, and Pauline and Camilla Southerington.