TROPICS nearly made the long journey to Newcastle time out a successful one when runner-up. He has another sound each-way chance tonight at Wolverhampton in the 7.15, a 6f handicap.
The handicapper has put him up a pound for his last effort but he is drawn well in four today and should be there or thereabouts in an admittedly trappy contest. Jack Duern rides the 10/3/ joint favourite.
An hour and a half later, Jack is also aboard Firmdecisions in the 7f handicap. This 7f specialist has never run on the Tapeta surface before but if he takes to it, he could reward each-way backers at a top priced 16/1. Like Tropics, he is well drawn, five of 12.