Timeform pick out their three best bets from Wolverhampton on Friday...
"...he was well on top of his rivals at the finish, and he could have even more to offer on this surface..."
Timeform on Fox Power
Fox Power had shown similar form in a trio of turf maidens/minor events, but put up a much improved performance when opening his account over this C&D last week, seeming suited by the switch to more positive tactics. He enjoyed the run of things on the front end, but he was well on top of his rivals at the finish, and he could have even more to offer on this surface. A mark of 87 may well underestimate him now entering handicaps and he is preferred to likely improver Rayig, who has shaped with promise in all three qualifying runs and is entitled to progress now handicapping.
Great Beyond was hugely impressive debuting on this surface last month, blowing his rivals away, winning a C&D handicap by 12 lengths. It's worth ignoring a substandard effort on turf last time and take the chance that he can maintain an unbeaten record on the all-weather, albeit from a 10 lb higher mark than for that success. Groveman arrives on the back of an improved performance and Barnaby Rock is a reliable operator under these conditions, so they're the dangers.
Hard Taskmaster has looked an improved model for the fitting of a visor, finding another chunk of improvement to complete a hat-trick over a mile at Chelsmford 10 days ago. He has stamina on the dams side of his pedigree, so should is worth trying at this longer trip, and should prove a tough nut to crack in his bid to complete the four-timer if in anywhere near the same form. Nathless may emerge as the chief threat.
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