DEAN IVORY sends out two horses today, Hello Girl in the 6.20 at Wolverhampton and Harlequin Storm in the 8.10 at Windsor and the former bids to justify favouritism and bring up Dean’s 400th career win since he took out a licence in 2002.
The 2yo filly is a strong favourite in the six-runner novice auction stakes over 5f. She will appreciate the drop in grade from her last outing, the Newbury Super Sprint and on the form of her first three runs, all over 6f, she is entitled to head the market. Robert Winston’s only ride is on Hello Girl and the Bated Breath filly should go close.
At Windsor, Harlequin Storm is keeping to the maiden route, despite having a handicap mark of 64. He ran well on his first two starts but disappointed on his third run in March. Dropping down to 5f for the first time is an unknown and he is worse off with favourite, Golden Easter than he would be in a handicap, even taking into account Jack Duern’s three pounds claim.
The son of Clodovil is however strong in the market at 4/1 and can reward each-way backers.