Through The Card: Wolverhampton, Saturday 9 March
Timeform take you through the card at Wolverhampton on Saturday...
"...he will have a strong pace to aim at and is only 3 lb higher than his last winning mark."
Timeform on Silver Quartz
13:30 - CAPTAIN LARS (1) is very difficult to fault at this level, considering how prolific he has been over the past 18 months (9-11 in claimers/sellers), and he looks to have excellent claims of enhancing both that record and his excellent form at Wolverhampton, too (course form figures read 2111222). He wasn't beaten far in a Class 2 Lingfield handicap last weekend and should have too much for It Must Be Faith, who appears to be more effective over 6f/7f nowadays. Drakefell isn't without hope but he does have a bit to find on these terms.
14:05 - SILVER QUARTZ (4) is capable of smart form at his peak, and his reappearance run here last month was an encouraging one, finishing a close third on C&D on tapeta debut. He tends to make his effort later rather than sooner, meaning he will need some luck in-running, but he will have a strong pace to aim at and is only 3 lb higher than his last winning mark. He's fancied to score at the expense of Victory Bond, who may find this trip on the sharp side.
14:40 - HARBOUR BREEZE (4) looked a useful prospect when finishing third in a maiden at Newmarket last May, form which has worked out well since, and he's fancied to take this provided he's ready to go after a 9-month break with further improvement looking highly likely. Sarasota whet close here 11 days ago, finishing second, and is next best ahead of the penalised-winner Masked Identity.
15:15 - OH THIS IS US (7) looked as good as ever when returning to winning ways at Lingfield last time, making the most of a rare foray into handicap company, and looking far too good for his rivals. The way he was able to overcome a pace bias that day was quite taking, and he's a strong fancy to take this now back in listed company. The hat-trick seeking Documenting also needs considering, for all that he's in deeper waters now.
15:50 - DAHAWI (5) has impressed in winning his two starts to date this year, overcoming unfavourable circumstances to win on debut at Chelmsford in January, before digging deep to follow up at Kempton last time out. He gave the distinct impression that he may yet do better still on that day, and the switch to handicap company may enable to do that, off an opening mark which looks workable. Bay of Naples boasts a similar profile and is next on the list ahead of Ballistic, who deservedly opened his account last time, and Nubough.
16:25 - CORINTHIA KNIGHT (1) is a smart performer on the All-Weather, and he was only just touched off when second at Lingfield last week, getting close to the big performance he posted when winning there in December, and only getting beaten on the line. He's in fine heart at the moment, and has leading claims back at this level again today. Merhoob looked better than ever when winning over C&D 12 days ago and is another to consider, while Alsvinder beat Merhoob when scoring at Lingfield 3 weeks ago.
17:00 - THIS GIRL (5) wasn't in the same form as of late when fifth at this track last time out, but the combination of the drop of trip and steady gallop did her no favours that day. The return to nine furlongs should suit and she's fancied to bounce back to form with cheekpieces fitted for the first time. The consistent Dommersen is likely to run his race again and is feared, while Thawry is another to consider.
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14:05 - 4
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15:15 - 7
15:50 - 5
16:25 - 1