Through The Card: Wolverhampton, Tuesday April 10

There is all-weather racing from Wolverhampton on Tuesday evening
There is all-weather racing from Wolverhampton on Tuesday evening
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Timeform take you through the card at Wolverhampton on Tuesday evening.

"...the application of cheekpieces for the first time could just give her the edge she needs..."

Timeform on Lady Makfi

17:45 - APPENZELLER (1) shaped well when fourth on his handicap debut over C&D 12 days ago, not ideally placed as things developed and doing well under the circumstances to be beaten just a length and three quarters. He looks sure to go on improving and makes most appeal with the Placepot in mind, with Berkshire Royal and Short Head likely to emerge as the chief threats.

18:15 - FERIK (3) produced the best effort of his short career to date when second in a nursery at Windsor in August, travelling strongly and keeping on well to fill the runner-up spot for the third start in succession. That form leaves him 5 lb clear of the field on weight-adjusted ratings in what looks a weak maiden here and, open to more improvement after a gelding operation, Ferik is taken to defy an eight-month absence from the track and can get off the mark for his new yard at the first time of asking.

18:45 - JUNGLE ROOM (11) has shown promise on all three outings, including when third at Chelmsford three weeks ago (slowly away but finishing well), 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.

19:15 - LADY MAKFI (4) has acquitted herself well in two starts since flopping over C&D in January, keeping on at the one pace to finish a creditable three lengths third at Southwell last time. She has now dropped to a mark 5 lb lower than when recording her latest victory at this venue in August 2016, and the application of cheekpieces for the first time could just give her the edge she needs to resume winning ways in this fourth leg of the Placepot, with the returning Belabour feared most of the remainder.

19:45 - SKY GYPSY (1) is presumably not the easiest to train given her fleeting appearances, but she offered plenty to work on when third in a six-furlong handicap here 17 days ago and 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.

20:15 - COUNT OCTAVE (1) wasn't beaten that far in the St Leger when last seen and should have little difficulty taking care of this opposition in the finale 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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