VICTORY BOND looks set to make a successful return to action in the Betway Conditions Stakes at Wolverhampton today.

With a total prize fund of £19,000 up for grabs, a small but select field of six are set to go to post, with Victory Bond the top-rated on 107.

William Haggas' inmate mixed it with some high-class performers on the grass last summer, most notably finishing fourth in the Group Two York Stakes in July.

He proved just as effective on the all-weather towards the back end of 2017, winning a decent prize at Chelmsford before bumping into the useful Master The World in the Listed Churchill Stakes at Lingfield.

This conditions event represents a drop in class for Victory Bond on his first start since November and he can make the most of the opportunity for Haggas, pictured.

CLIFFS OF CAPRI should rediscover the winning trail in the Bet & Watch At Novice Stakes.

The son of Canford Cliffs won two of his first three starts for Simon Crisford before changing hands for 50,000 guineas in the autumn and joining Jamie Osborne.

He made a promising start for his new connections at Chelmsford in November, finishing runner-up off a mark of 92.

The four-year-old was raised to a perch of 94 ahead of his latest assignment in Lingfield and was far from disgraced in finishing fifth after being stuck wide from an unfavourable draw.

Cliffs Of Capri runs in novice company for the first time at Dunstall Park and while he must concede weight to each of his rivals, he should be up to the task.

SHAMLAN can snap a long losing streak in the Betway Casino Handicap.

The six-year-old has failed to get his head in front since striking gold here in April 2016 when trained by Kevin Frost, since which he has endured a largely disappointing spell with Johnny Farrelly.

However, he rejoined Frost towards the end of 2017 and immediately raised his game, finishing a close-up second when a 33-1 shot here a month ago.

The handicapper has raised him 5lb to a mark of 60, but he is still some way below his last winning mark of 68 and is fancied to continue his revival.

GREYED A can make a successful return to Fontwell in the Follow Us On Twitter @fontwellpark Handicap Chase.

Dr Richard Newland's son of Daylami fairly bolted on his latest appearance over the course and distance and looks set to encounter similarly stamina-sapping conditions.

The form is fairly moderate, but a 3lb hike for Greyed A seems more than fair.

National Hunt action also comes from Hereford where COMRADE CONRAD can open his account in the For Free Bets And Tips Juvenile Maiden Hurdle.

He failed to strike in six starts on the level for Roger Charlton and let down his supporters when beaten into fourth as an odds-on favourite on his hurdling bow at Fontwell last month.

However, that effort was certainly not without promise as he got the fifth obstacle all wrong and nearly fell before recovering his composure to be beaten 35 lengths.

Comrade Conrad will have learnt for the experience and trainer Dan Skelton will surely have had him in action on the schooling ground since then.


FONTWELL: 1.15 My Dance, 1.45 Blue April, 2.15 Greyed A, 2.45 Minella On Line, 3.15 Jarlath, 3.45 Seaston Spirit.

HEREFORD: 1.30 Tree Of Liberty, 2.00 Misty Mai, 2.30 Clondaw Rigger, 3.00 Comrade Conrad, 3.30 Oscar Star, 4.00 Vado Forte.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.15 Grey Destiny, 4.45 Honey Badger, 5.15 Cliffs Of Capri, 5.45 Paddys Runner, 6.15 Shamlan, 6.45 VICTORY BOND (NAP), 7.15 Zapateado, 7.45 Veena.

DOUBLE: Victory Bond and Cliffs Of Capri.