Through The Card: Wolverhampton, Friday March 25

There is a good card at Wolverhampton on Friday
There is a good card at Wolverhampton on Friday

Timeform take you through a good-quality card at Wolverhampton on Friday.

"Totalize looks the pick of those at double-figure odds, likely to be suited by the way this will be run..."

13:55 - An open race to start, especially by all-weather maiden standards, though Jordan Sport looks very much the type to do better as a three-year-old (brother to high-class winner up to ten furlongs Akeed Mofeed) and may be worth siding with. The market confidence behind him last season, including in a race at Sandown by the now 115-rated Stormy Antarctic, also suggests he is held in regard. The money for Ian Fleming (gelded since last season) means he's respected, while Jordan Sport's former stablemate St Andrews (now with Ian Williams) bumped into the Racing Post Trophy winner on his debut. Rising Sunshine looks the most interesting of the newcomers.

14:25 - This looks a strong race on paper, and consequently it's perhaps not one to get too heavily involved with. Southern Gailes was second to the useful Race Day on his final two-year-old start, which makes him look well handicapped, and he's Timeform top rated with a 'p' (capable of even better), while Montsarrat could prove the pick of the three Mark Johnston runners from stall 1. Turn Tide and Theydon Grey, who brings recent form to the table, complete the shortlist.

14:55 - The fit and in-form trio of Silver Quay, Two Jabs and Gang Warfare all must be strong candidates for the staying handicap, with seven wins from their last nine starts between them. The first named may just be the pick at the weights under a 6-lb penalty following a one-sided success at Lingfield a week ago. Totalize looks the pick of those at double-figure odds, likely to be suited by the way this will be run, and may actually be worth a small bet, while Agent Gibbs should win more races this season.

15:30 - Pins at the ready for the first two-year-old race of the year in Britain. Actually no, a bit of logic may be able to solve this, with Cullingworth and Sutter County instantly stepping forward as candidates given their leading connections and good pedigrees, with preference just going to the former owing to his lower draw. Khelly's Edge is another to consider as she's out of a dam that won first time out and hails from the yard (Scott Dixon) that sent out the 2014 Brocklesby winner; she's also top on the Timeform Predictive ratings.

16:00 - This is trappy with Line of Reason a smart performer who is fit from a spin last month and Red Baron having enjoyed a cracking campaign in 2015 and hailing from a stable (Eric Alston) that has shown a profit with its horses returning from a break since 2011. Rah Rah will likely be pretty straight for her own reappearance, while money for Shamshon, who's changed hands and been gelded since last seen on a racecourse in 2014, would obviously be interesting.

16:30 - Something Lucky's inconsistent profile is slightly off-putting, but it was hard not to be impressed with the manner of his C&D return success last month and he gets the nod to back that up here from a 4 lb higher mark. King Crimson and Top Boy, who is returning from a break, could prove his biggest dangers in another tricky contest.

17:00 - A poor race in which it's hard to be confident about anything. Competent is perhaps the most likely to run his race, but he looks only averagely treated for this handicap debut and there were also signs of quirks last time, while Gabrial The Terror is 10 lb below his last winning mark but has beaten just four rivals home in his last seven outings. Money for C&D winner Yorkindred Spirit would be interesting given she was running against better horses than she faces today for most of last season and hails from a yard firing in the winners, but this is probably a no-bet race.

Recommended bets:

Back Jordan Sport in the 13:55
Back Totalize win and place in the 14:55

Placepot permutation:
13:55 - 6
14:25 - 7, 10
14:55 - 9, 10
15:30 - 1, 9
16:00 - 1, 4
16:30 - 5
= 16 lines

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