Timeform Shortlist: Wolverhampton, Tuesday April 10

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"...should have little difficulty taking care of this opposition before a likely return to pattern company..."

Timeform on Count Octave

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5.45 FCL Global Forwarding Apprentice Handicap (6) 1m1f104y

Timeform Top Rated:
80p 1. APPENZELLER Richard Hughes Stephen Cummins (3)
76 4. SHORT HEAD Marco Botti Sebastian Woods
71 6. DON'T CRY ABOUT IT Ali Stronge Kevin Lundie

Analyst's Verdict:
The one that stands out is Appenzeller, who shaped well on his handicap debut over C&D 12 days ago, and looks sure to go on improving. Berkshire Royal and Short Head are next best.


6.15 FCL Global Forwarding Novice Median Auction Stakes (6) 1m142y

Timeform Top Rated:
92 3. FERIK Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop
87 2. MACAQUE Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy
86 7. LIFEBOAT Charles Hills Callum Shepherd

Analyst's Verdict:
Ferik ran some solid races in defeat last year, and could be the way to go on first start since being gelded. Macaque won't be far away if ready to roll, while Illustrious Spirit and Get Back Get Back are newcomers to note.


6.45 Contact Us At fclgf.com Handicap (5) 7f36y

Timeform Top Rated:
90p 11. JUNGLE ROOM Kevin Ryan Kevin Stott
89p 9. FAADHEL Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni
87 10. VENTURA GOLD Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan

Analyst's Verdict:
Jungle Room has shown promise on all 3 outings and appeals as the sort to go on to better things now handicapping. Faadhel is another who likely has more to offer now switching to handicaps and rates a threat, while last month's Newcastle scorer Ventura Gold should remain competitive after a 3 lb rise.


7.15 FCL Global Forwarding Handicap (5) 1m5f219y

Timeform Top Rated:
86 7. BELABOUR Mark Brisbourne Shane Kelly
85 4. LADY MAKFI Johnny Farrelly Stevie Donohoe
83+ 1. MAJROOH George Peckham Harry Bentley

Analyst's Verdict:
A tricky puzzle to solve, but Belabour returns from a break on a very handy mark, so it's perhaps worth chancing his fitness. Lady Makfi should give it another good go, while Majrooh is better than this grade on his best form and shaped as though retaining most of his ability on last month's return.


7.45 FCL Global Forwarding Making Logistics Personal Handicap (6) 5f21y

Timeform Top Rated:
78 1. SKY GYPSY David Brown Jason Watson (7)
77 7. TOOLATETODELEGATE Brian Barr Joshua Bryan (5)
77 9. NAG'S WAG Conor Dore Joe Fanning

Analyst's Verdict:
Sky Gypsy is presumably not the easiest to train given her fleeting appearances, but she offered plenty to work on when third in a 6f handicap here 17 days and she is probably better than this grade. Fuel Injection helped set an overly-strong pace over C&D last time so likely remains in form, with Nag's Wag another to consider.


8.15 FCL Global Forwarding Novice Stakes (5) 1½m51y

Timeform Top Rated:
118 1. COUNT OCTAVE Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy
102? 4. GENERAL GINGER Harry Fry Shane Kelly
94p 7. SAROOG Simon Crisford Andrea Atzeni

Analyst's Verdict:
Count Octave wasn't beaten that far in the St Leger when last seen and should have little difficulty taking care of this opposition before a likely return to pattern company. Saroog showed promise in a couple of outings last summer and could be the one to chase him home ahead of General Ginger.


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