Through The Card: Wolverhampton, Friday 18 October

Horses at the finish
There is all-weather racing from Wolverhampton on Friday evening

Timeform take you through the card at Wolverhampton on Friday evening...

"...representing the in-form Simon Crisford yard that has excelled with its runners at Wolverhampton in recent seasons (22% strike rate)..."

Timeform on Last Surprise

17:25 - HOT HEELS (1) stepped up on his previous efforts when third on handicap debut at Chester last month, keeping on well to be beaten just a length. Tom Dascombe's charge is 1 lb lower in the weights this time round and looks to have plenty in his favour as he attempts to gain a deserved first win, 2 lb clear of the field on weight-adjusted ratings with the prospect of even better to come. Swinley and A Go Go are others to note.

17:55 - CHASING DREAMS (1) looked potentially smart when justifying market confidence at Newmarket on debut back in April, a performance that saw her promoted to Queen Mary favouritism (subsequently ruled out through injury), and Charlie Appleby's charge is taken to defy a penalty if back to herself here, before going to bigger and better things. Quick Recap stepped up on her debut run when only just failing at Haydock three weeks ago and can follow the selection home.

18:25 - WATCHABLE (1) had excuses when comfortably held over this C&D last time, simply doing too much too soon after being pressured for the lead. David O'Meara's charge is a classy operator at this sort of level on his day, and, now only 1 lb higher than when recording his last win at Epsom in June, he looks to hold sound claims if getting a more efficient ride this time round, with the 7 lb claim of the promising Angus Villiers also in his favour. Power Link, Baby Steps and Dizzy G are all in form and can battle it out for a share of the minor money.

18:55 - LAST SURPRISE (1) proved at least as good as ever when third on her nursery debut at Newmarket last month, taking a strong hold in the early stages and keeping on well under the circumstances to be beaten only two and a half lengths. That form is already working out well, with the runner-up improving to take third in Group 3 company last time, and Last Surprise is worth the chance to give weight and a beating to her eight rivals now back down significantly in grade, representing the in-form Simon Crisford yard that has excelled with its runners at Wolverhampton in recent seasons (22% strike rate). The thriving Lets Go Lucky is feared most ahead of Fair Pass.

19:25 - MARIA ROSA (7) is one of three newcomers from Godolphin and could be worth chancing in what is likely to prove an informative heat. She has a striking pedigree, being by War Front and a half-sister to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile/Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, and it would be no surprise if she is ready to roll for John Gosden, who had another winning debutante on the all-weather recently in the shape of Tiempo Vuela. In The Night is also appealing, while Yarmouth-winner Maqtal should go on progressing and completes the shortlist.

19:55 - TEMPUS (7) has run out a convincing winner on both starts this term, including over C&D on reappearance, and he looks potentially well treated from a mark of 91 based on the strength of his debut second at Nottingham towards the end of last season, with his pedigree also suggesting he could be the type to progress beyond the handicap ranks in time (half-brother to three winners, including the high-class Time Test). New Arrangement is another interesting handicap debutant who is in search of a hat-trick, while the lightly-raced Casanova cannot be totally discounted in a first-time hood, either, having done too much too soon at Ascot last time.

20:25 - SIR PRIZE (3) just failed at Kempton last time and is fancied to make amends here with the longer trip sure to suit. Selino got off the mark at Redcar and can go well again with his three-year-old allowance, while Charlie D has an excellent strike rate for one in this grade and should run his race once again.

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