Timeform Shortlist: Wolverhampton, Monday March 5

There is all-weather racing at Wolverhampton on Monday
There is all-weather racing at Wolverhampton on Monday

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"...could prove a shrewd acquisition for new connections and can make a winning start..."


5.45 32Red.com Fillies' Handicap (5) 7f36y

Timeform Top Rated:
94 2. DELILAH PARK Clive Cox Adam Kirby
93 4. ASSANILKA Harry Dunlop Hector Crouch
92+ 1. HELFIRE Hughie Morrison Charlie Bennett (3)

Analyst's Verdict:
Naralsaif is going the right way and could get the hat-trick up for a stable that has had a good winter on the all-weather. Assanilka should be a big player from the front again, while Met By Moonlight is worth a look with the promising Jason Watson up for the first time.

6.15 sunbets.co.uk Claiming Stakes (6) 1m142y

Timeform Top Rated:
106§ 1. CAPTAIN CAT Tony Carroll Hollie Doyle
100 5. ENERGIA FLAVIO Patrick Morris Joe Fanning
96 2. ADMIRABLE ART Tony Carroll George Downing

Analyst's Verdict:
Captain Cat is a dual Group 3 winner and is still capable of useful form judged on a couple of runs this year. He should be hard to beat dropping into a claimer. It's a minefield for second, and perhaps Energia Flavio could emerge as the main danger having won a seller over C&D 2 starts back.

6.45 Betway Casino Handicap (6) (D.I) 1m1f104y

Timeform Top Rated:
79 5. AMERICAN PATROL Neil Mulholland Adam Kirby
78 2. CANDESTA Julia Feilden Daniel Muscutt
77 9. ETAAD Lucinda Egerton Nathan Evans

Analyst's Verdict:
American Patrol landed a gamble in no-nonsense style with Adam Kirby back on board last month and can follow-up if the cheekpieces work as well again. Stamp Duty and Beepeecee are respected.

7.15 Betway Casino Handicap (6) (D.II) 1m1f104y

Timeform Top Rated:
78+ 3. DOLPHIN VILLAGE Shaun Harris Dougie Costello
77 2. SUNSHINEANDBUBBLES Jennie Candlish Joe Fanning
77 4. CAT ROYALE John Butler Danny Brock

Analyst's Verdict:
Dolphin Village will get a good pace to aim at and could cash in off a career-low mark having run well at Lingfield last time. Saturday's Chelmsford winner Outlaw Torn and Sunshineandbubbles will be among those prominent from the off and won't be far away at the business end, either.

7.45 Betway Handicap (2) 1½m51y

Timeform Top Rated:
120 4. CELESTIAL SPHERES Charlie Appleby Martin Harley
119 3. MOUNT TAHAN Kevin Ryan Shane Gray
119 5. AL HAMDANY Marco Botti Gabriele Malune (7)

Analyst's Verdict:
Celestial Spheres has taken big steps forward the last twice and can get the hat-trick up with the in-form Martin Harley now taking the ride. Soldier In Action should be a big player on his return, while Mount Tahan isn't without a chance if staying this new trip which he is bred to.

8.15 Betway Novice Stakes (5) 6f20y

Timeform Top Rated:
94p 3. KION Jamie Osborne Dougie Costello
93 2. BLACK SAILS Archie Watson Oisin Murphy
74p 6. SWISS BELLE Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan

Analyst's Verdict:
Kion could prove a shrewd acquisition for new connections and can make a winning start in Britain having gone down narrowly in a big-field maiden at the Curragh when last seen. Swiss Belle made the perfect start here last month and is sure to improve, while Black Sails will likely find an opening for Archie Watson after a good introduction for the trainer at Kempton a fortnight ago.

8.45 Betway Sprint Handicap (5) 6f20y

Timeform Top Rated:
90 9. ROCKLEY POINT Katie Scott Andrew Mullen
88 5. MONTE CINQ Jason Ward Kevin Stott
87+ 8. MADRINHO Tony Carroll Hollie Doyle

Analyst's Verdict:
This doesn't look as strong a race as the one Rockley Point finished a fine second in at Newcastle a fortnight ago and he could be the way to go. Indian Affair should go well again, while Trotter also won last time out and could remain in form returned to a handicap now.

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