Through The Card: Warwick, Wednesday March 23

There is racing from Warwick on Wednesday
There is racing from Warwick on Wednesday

Timeform take you through the card at Warwick on Wednesday.

"He made a mockery of his opening mark on that most recent outing and the easy nature of his victory offsets concerns about the quick turnaround..."

14:10 - Walking In The Air was a beaten favourite at Newbury last time, but he bumped into a potentially very talented performer in Hell's Kitchen that day and is unlikely to come up against anything of that calibre here. Indeed the form of that effort leaves each of his rivals with at least 15 lb to find on Timeform ratings and, although there are some unexposed types in opposition, a reproduction of that Newbury effort should be good enough to see Walking In The Air get off the mark over hurdles. Clondaw Fonz and Scoresheet look best of the remainder.

14:40 - Drumlee Sunset has the best form on offer here and a return to two miles looks sure to be in his favour. Yet to finish out of the first four in three completed starts over hurdles (jinked and unseated jockey Richard Johnson in the other), Drumlee Sunset hasn't always looked the most straightforward under pressure and certainly isn't one to put maximum faith in at short odds. Nevertheless, his record in better races would seem to assure a place on the podium at the very least and he is the standout candidate for Placepot purposes. Breath Of Blighty put up a career-best at Huntingdon in January and is fancied to fill the forecast spot.

15:15 - Under The Phone remains a maiden after five starts over fences, but a step up to this trip produced an improved effort at Doncaster last time and it looks to be simply a matter of time before he opens his account in this sphere. He looks to hold sound claims of doing just that here and, although a 4 lb rise for his effort on Town Moor makes life harder, he has won off this mark over hurdles. Under The Phone can repeat the does over the largest obstacles and is fancied to get the better of Ready Token, who provides a strong second string in the Placepot. A return to better ground will be in Ready Token's favour and he can rediscover his best form with Aidan Coleman back in the saddle.

15:50 - Talk Of The South shed his maiden tag under rules at Plumpton nine days ago and, with a no doubt significant rise in the handicap imminent, he is turned out quickly by connections under a 7 lb penalty. He made a mockery of his opening mark on that most recent outing and the easy nature of his victory offsets concerns about the quick turnaround. That smooth performance shouldn't have taken too much out of him and a second win on the bounce looks high likely, with Air Glider also worthy of consideration for the Placepot. He was already well-beaten when falling at Catterick recently, but is capable of better and can prove it in first-time blinkers for an in-form yard.

16:20 - Chantara Rose was disappointing on the face of it when a well-beaten favourite at Doncaster last time, but she had excuses on that first outing for this yard and is given the opportunity to redeem herself here. Having put up a career-best on her penultimate start at the same venue, she broke a blood vessel when down the field next time and has been given time to get over that experience. Chantara Rose is interesting on today's return and, provided her problems are now behind her, is fancied to confirm the positive impression she made with her fair second in December. The Last Bar rates the chief danger and is added to the Placepot with concerns remaining about Chantara Rose's recent health issues.

16:50 - Nail'm struggled over an insufficient test of stamina at Chepstow last time and looks sure to be suited by a return to the marathon trips over which he has excelled here. Although his last win was over two years ago now, he has run some really creditable races in the interim, including when second at Exeter in December. The form of that run represented his best effort since returning from over 19 months off the track in the autumn and he comes into this race off a mark just 1 lb higher than for his distant win at Sedgefield. Nail'm is still only eight and this thorough stayer can regain the winning thread here. The veteran Badgers Cove ran okay over hurdles after a similar layoff last time and joins Nail'm in the Placepot.

17:20 - Robin Roe was a winner between the flags and the form of that contest has been boosted since. The Dan Skelton yard has a good strike rate in bumpers and Robin Roe is taken to improve that further in a difficult finale. Indeed this races looks highly likely to fall the way of one of the newcomers, with Dance In The Bust and Beau du Brizais also representing powerful yards and the market should provide a useful guide as to what is expected from some unexposed types in this field.

Recommended bets:

Back Under The Phone in the 15:15 at Warwick
Back Talk Of The South in the 15:50 at Warwick

Placepot permutation:
14:10 - 16
14:40 - 8
15:15 - 4, 7
15:50 - 2, 3
16:20 - 4, 5
16:50 - 2, 4
= 16 lines

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