Through The Card: Wolverhampton, Friday November 27

There is racing at Wolverhampton on Friday evening
There is racing at Wolverhampton on Friday evening

Timeform take you through the card at Wolverhampton this evening...

"Karnage ran well enough on his handicap debut after five months off at Doncaster last time, and assuming that he will come on for that run, he looks worth a bet in the last."

16:10- Kingsley Klarion won with something in hand at Chelmsford on handicap debut last week, but he didn't shape like a drop back in trip would necessarily suit, and looks short enough in the market here with that in mind. At the prices it could be worth backing Emerald Bay, who won a seller over C&D before being transferred to the burgeoning Ivan Furtado yard. Emerald Bay ran her best race to date when narrowly denied by a thriving rival in a nursery here last month, and looks set to go well with Kirby up.

16:45- Plenty of these, including the market principles Bosham, Falsify and You're Cool, like to lead, and there is a case to be made for backing something that will be held up off the pace. Space Artist and Innocently would be two of those who will be kept out of the early skirmishes, but overall this looks a trappy little race and probably one to leave alone.

17:15- Air of York continued his progression for David Evans when winning well over six furlongs at Southwell earlier this week. He should take all the beating under a penalty, but his current price reflects his chance here.

17:45- Zebs Lad arrives here on the same mark as when winning an apprentices event over C&D last week, where he seemed to relish the switch to front-running tactics, and he looks a fair price to follow up now he is back in the grove, with plenty of his rivals struggling for form at present.

18:15- Champagne Ceri looks set to be suited by this step up in trip and is the only one in the field open to obvious improvement, but she has been weak in the early markets, and may not yet be the finished article. Sunday Royal could be the best option to take her on with, but he himself seemed a tad awkward when hitting the front last time at Doncaster, and remains a 9-race maiden, so this is again perhaps best watched.

18:45- Cold As Ice may well be way ahead of the field here from these terms, being some 8lbs clear on BHA ratings from her nearest rival. Her Grade 2-winning South African form looks impressive on paper, and she has joined a top yard, so there is every chance she can win first time out for her new connections. With some significant unknowns, however, her current price of 2.56/4 seems about right.

19:15- Idol Deputy has been thriving this season for James Bennet, and should make a bold bid to land the hat-trick at a track he clearly does very well at. However, the 9-year-old now finds himself on a career-high mark under a 6lb penalty, and Wink Oliver, who is 2lb well in for his fine second to subsequent-winner Seychelloise last time, is preferred. Wink Oliver's run style and breeding (dam stayed 9.5 furlongs) suggests he should stay this extra furlong-and-a-half trip, and he looks a good bet.

19:45- Current favourite Manolito sets a good standard, but his failure to land his hat-trick last time means that he is vulnerable to any improvers in the field. Karnage is the interesting potential improver, with Luke Morris booked for just his second start in handicaps. Karnage ran well enough on his handicap debut after five months off at Doncaster last time, and assuming that he will come on for that run, he looks worth a bet in the last.


Back Emerald Bay in the 16:10 at Wolverhampton 1pts win at 4.3100/30
Back Zebs Lad in the 17:45 at Wolverhampton 2pts win at 2.68/5
Back Wink Oliver in the 19:15 at Wolverhampton 1pt win at 3.02/1
Back Karnage in the 19:45 at Wolverhampton 1pt win at 12.5


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