Timeform UK SmartPlays: Friday, February 2

There is all-weather racing from Wolverhampton on Friday evening
There is all-weather racing from Wolverhampton on Friday evening
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Timeform pick out three bets from Wolverhampton on Friday evening...

"It would be surprise if he were not good enough to follow up..."

Diamond Reflection - Wolverhampton 17:45

Diamond Reflection confirmed the promise of his previous outing to get off the mark at Kempton seven days ago, hitting the front entering the final furlong and quickly forging clear thereafter. In against more exposed rivals here, that form sets the standard on Timeform ratings and it would be surprise if he were not good enough to follow up, with his 6 lb penalty partially offset by the claim of Cameron Noble. Sunshineandbubbles and Optima Petamus, who took a step back in the right direction here last time, look best of the rest.

Argus - Wolverhampton 18:15

Argus was a decisive winner of his most recent outing at Kempton and he remains potentially well treated judged by the pick of his efforts. Indeed, he can race here from a mark still 9 lb lower than when winning at Doncaster in October 2015 and, with Adam Kirby taking over in the saddle, there is every reason to expect a big run, Alexandra Dunn's charge fancied to complete a quickfire double for the yard in the first two races on the card. Good Time Ahead and Mambo Dancer both arrive in good heart and may prove the biggest threats.

Petruchio - Wolverhampton 19:15

Petruchio made plenty of appeal on paper and showed ability amidst greenness when fourth on his racecourse bow at Kempton last month, keeping on from mid-field after a slow start. That form could hardly have worked out better (second and third have both won since) and, while there are several interesting newcomers in opposition, Petruchio is fancied to put his experience to good use and can improve past Glorious Player to open his account at the second time of asking. Sportswriter and Stealth complete the shortlist in a tricky heat.

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