James Tate’s recent good form figures could receive a further boost this evening should Dubawi Island be on the mark at Wolverhampton.
From his last six runners, the Newmarket handler has saddled two winners along with seeing three other horses placed.
Tonight under the floodlights at Dunstall Park, Dubawi Island will bid to give Tate his third winner in the space of five days when lining up in the nine-furlong Class Four Compare Bookies With bookmakers.co.uk Handicap.
“Dubawi Island always runs a good race, but he does like to keep a little bit to himself,” said Tate.
“He has had a little break to freshen him up as he seems to run well when fresh.”
The four-year-old son of Dubawi was last seen finishing fourth over 10 furlongs in a Class Four handicap behind Mawaakef at Kempton in December.
“I don’t think it was a case of him struggling with the trip last time out, I think the horse resented the fact he didn’t get to lead,” said Tate.
“He has only run at Wolverhampton once but he finished second on that occasion and I would say he has a good each-way chance tonight.”
On Monday at Wolverhampton, the former vet could also hand a first run to unraced four year old Iptisam who has joined his yard from fellow town trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni.
“I have not had Iptisam long but he looks quite a nice horse,” said Tate.
“Although Iptisam has had his problems, he has been working well at home and he could end up going to Wolverhampton on Monday.
“I think he has the ability to win an older horse maiden race on the all-weather.”