Rogue Tide looked a bit better than this Class 6 level last time and isn’t opposed lightly but LAURENTIA extended her winning AW record over C&D last time despite things not going ideally so she may be capable of defying the handicapper again. Greek Oasis travels well enough to suggest she can cope with this distance and is also on the shortlist.
Course winner WHATWOULDYOUKNOW was back in form when second over C&D recently and may be capable of going one better now. Recuerdame’s recent AW record puts him pretty high on the shortlist, while Al Ozzdi is well capable at this Class 6 level. It also wouldn’t be any surprise to see Clive Cox’s Perfect Outing leave her handicap debut effort behind.
Some superbly bred newcomers on show, including ZAGATO who catches the eye on paper and may be capable of backing that up on the track. Folk Magic could also go well first time, along with Mustazeed. Of those with experience, Military Man and Noman both look very likely contenders.
A weak contest that could be a good opportunity for MIZEN MASTER to follow up his recent C&D win. Arietta could push him all the way, while Amanto, Hugoigo and Yasir could all be in the shake-up.
There may be more to come from 3yo filly SMOKEY (nap) at this level and she’s taken to follow up last month’s C&D success. Second choice is A Go Go, who has also been in winning form here this autumn. Judged on recent efforts, Dark Side Dream and Our Man In Havana are also in the mix.
It seems most likely that Inevitable Outcome will run her race and she should confirm recent C&D running with Yolo Again and Bettys Hope, but the unexposed MELODIC CHARM suggested she would appreciate the return to this trip last time and her successful racecourse debut came over this C&D. Restless Rose and Poets Dance are others to consider in an open race.
Should last month’s dual Kempton winner Iffraaz be left alone in front then he would be dangerous, but MOVING LIGHT could still be anything after comfortably winning his first two starts and his breeding suggests he should handle this surface without any problem.
There are a couple of unknown quantities in this race, with Satono Japan not seen for a year since making a winning start and and Approach The City off for even longer since his promising debut. It may therefore be best to concentrate on those with a recent run under their belt and Taqareer looks to be a progressive colt, but he may not be able to give 12lb away to AIM FOR THE STARS who improved from her debut when a close third at Kempton last month.
The Racing Post’s tips at Wolverhampton on Saturday
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