Red-hot Varian can strike at Wolverhampton

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Today we’re looking at the horses again, and I’ve got a strong fancy in the 3.00 at Wolverhampton – Zenga at 5/4 for the bang in-form Roger Varian.

Not only is this three-year-old daughter of Lope De Vega trained by someone operating an incredibly impressive 37% strike rate (15 wins in 41 runs in the last 14 days), she has a lovely improving profile after promising runs in decent novice company at Newbury and Goodwood so far this season.

I think she’ll improve again today, up in trip to just over 1m1f, against rivals with plenty of question marks.

The selection’s main market rival Suspicious has to overcome a 325-day lay-off carrying a 7lb penalty, Malakahna is a two-mile hurdler also carrying plenty of weight, while the other two with form have plenty to find – and the lone newbie of the field cost just 1,500 Euros and is 66/1 for a reason.

I’ll be really disappointed – and I’m sure Roger Varian will be too – if Zenga can’t get her head in front this afternoon.

Owen McMahon

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Author: Lucas Carlson