Updated 9.12 - all selections online
COVIGLIA took a step forward on his second run back from a long absence last time and is an interesting runner back on a synthetic surface in the second division of the extended 1m handicap at Wolverhampton (8.10).
His two starts this winter since joining Mick Easterby have both come on Fibresand, and he shaped creditably on the second of those outings, staying on and looking worth a try over this sort of trip.
Last December he won a class 5 handicap at Chelmsford for his previous trainer, Easterby’s grand-daughter Jacqueline Coward, and he races off a 1lb lower mark here. He has run twice here before, both under today’s rider, recording a comfortable win and a close second to a course specialist.
One or two runners from the stable have hit form recently after a couple of below-par runs earlier this winter, and Coviglia looks to have reasonable claims in an open race.
Hugh's Best Bets (scale 1-5 points):
1pt win COVIGLIA (16-1 & 14-1 general, 12-1 bet365)
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2020 results ROI 1.13 +66.37pts
2019 results ROI 1.16 +101.38pts
2018 results ROI 1.55 +345pts
2017 results ROI 1.46 +282pts
2016 results ROI 1.44 +281pts
2015 results ROI 1.34 +207pts
2014 results ROI 1.32 +199.79pts
2013 results ROI 1.32 +210pts
2012 results ROI 1.31 +222.65pts
2011 results ROI 1.28 +302.64 pts
2010 results ROI 1.23 +324.79 pts
2009 results ROI 1.26 +500.36 pts