Through The Card: Wolverhampton, Tuesday December 22

There is racing at Wolverhampton on Tuesday
There is racing at Wolverhampton on Tuesday

Timeform take you through the card at Wolverhampton on Tuesday.

"A 4-lb pull in the weights gives Sandfrankskipsgo a chance of reversing that Kempton form with Pensax Lad."

12:40- Pensax Lad is the in-form horse coming in to this race, after posting two career-best efforts on his last two starts, which included a win at Chelmsford most recently. He is the rightful favourite, but there could be some value to be had in opposing him with Sandfrankskipsgo, who shaped as if he needed the run when beaten a length by Pensax Lad at the beginning of December, and was not seen to best effect last time when short of room late on. A 4-lb pull in the weights gives Sandfrankskipsgo a chance of reversing that Kempton form with Pensax Lad.

13:10- Few of these are exposed, and plenty are making their handicap debuts, which contributes to a very open race on paper. At the prices, though, the one that stands out is Port Paradise, who has caught the eye on a couple of his starts on turf this season, not least when finishing 9th in a valuable sales race at Newmarket in October, where he was denied a clear run, and not given a hard time by his jockey either. Port Paradise shaped like a non-stayer on his only handicap start, which came over 7 furlongs, and he is worth one more chance to confirm his earlier promise, now dropped in grade.

13:40- Always Welcome may well have bumped into one last time when beaten by a Yattwee at Southwell - who ran to a very high level for a maiden at that track - and looks a solid Placepot option once again here.

14:10- Favourite Go On Go On Go On sets the standard in this fillies maiden on her debut second under a hands-and-heels ride last time at Kempton, and it is hard to see her out of the places if building on that. Charlie Appleby's debutantes usually improve plenty for their first runs, and Mondial could be the biggest danger to the selection.

14:40- Mr Christopher looked one to keep on side when making a winning handicap debut for Tom Dascombe over C&D last time out, and based on his pedigree and profile, could have more to offer here. He is perhaps short enough for us to recommend a bet, but he looks banker material for the Placepot.

15:10- The most interesting horse in the race looks to be Believe It, who was not unduly punished on his first start for Richard Hughes in his qualifying maiden last time at this track, and looks the type to do better in handicaps from a workable mark based on his smart pedigree. The others aren't the most reliable bunch, but Zed Candy Girl has run up to her best to find the places on her last two starts, and could be the one to give the favourite most to think about with Adam Kirby back on board.

15:40- Few of these can be ruled out for win purposes, with Next Edition, Jan Van Eyck, Innish Man and Indira all looking to hold decent chances. Overall, it is probably a race to watch.

16:10- Not much pace on here, and the prospect of a messy race, but Scot Daddy could be worth a small bet. David Dennis is in excellent form at present, and Scot Daddy seems to have improved for his end-of-summer break, having run well on both starts this month. He is still unexposed, and with a useful pedigree to call on, could be the answer to what looks a fairly open event.

Recommended Placepot lines:

12:40- 2
13:10- 1
13:40- 1
14:10- 7, 10
14:40- 2
15:10- 5, 8

=4 Lines

Recommended bets:

1pt win Sandfrankskipsgo in the 12:40
1pt win Port Paradise in the 13:10
1pt win Scot Daddy in the 16:10

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