Oddschecker tips for every race at Wolverhampton on Saturday.
PORT SOIF showed good improvement when winning on his handicap debut and on his first start for the Kenneth Slack yard at Southwell last month and looks the type open to further improvement. Dose has been running respectably well of late and runs off the same mark as he has done the last twice, while Beatbybeatbybeat and Gabrial The Thug look best of the remainder.Prediction : 1st Port Soif 2nd Dose 3rd Beatbybeatbybeat
Spare Parts has improved beyond recognition since the turn of the year and, despite appearing to be in the grip of the handicapper, looks as though he should run his usual honest race. Baltic Prince was a winner at Kempton on his latest start and is open to further improvement but the vote goes to DARK ALLIANCE as he bids for a hat-trick of wins with the drop in trip definitely in his favour.Prediction : 1st Dark Alliance 2nd Baltic Prince 3rd Spare Parts
Bezos is 11lb and upwards ahead of these rivals on official ratings and warrants respect on his first start at plating level, but ZAPATEADO edges the vote. Richard Hughes' filly is already a C&D winner, she has shaped encouragingly on her last couple of starts in claiming company and could potentially improve for the application of first-time cheekpieces. Mother of Dragons and Laytown also have bits and pieces of form to give them chances in a race that shouldn't take a great deal of winning. Prediction : 1st Zapateado 2nd Bezos 3rd Mother of Dragons
Heather Lark has plenty of experience under her belt and will go close if running up to her rating of 77, while Pilgrim Soul looks to be improving all the time. Banksy's Art should appreciate stepping up two furlongs and can build on his debut fifth, but a chance is taken on racecourse newcomer RIVER GLADES. The son of Cape Cross is bred to have plenty of ability and Mark Johnston, who can certainly ready one first time, has been firing in the winners of late. Prediction : 1st River Glades 2nd Heather Lark 3rd Pilgrim Soul
Kimberella had Royal Birth (ninth) behind when a short-head second in Listed company at Lingfield last Saturday and he should give another good account. However, he didn't really fire here two starts ago and is arguably more effective over 6f, so BOOM THE GROOM shades the verdict in receipt of 12lb. Tony Carroll's charge has been beaten half a length and a head in both starts since the turn of the year and makes plenty of appeal returning to a C&D over which he has won in the past. Atletico and Bowson Fred also arrive in fine form and that pair make up the shortlist.Prediction : 1st Boom The Groom 2nd Kimberella 3rd Atletico
Reckless Wave is an interesting runner on her first start since winning at Newbury back in June. Strong market support ahead of her return to action would have to be taken seriously, while Ice Canyon makes plenty of appeal following a recent near-miss at Kempton. However, FROWN stepped up on her promising efforts when finishing second to a smart type in a maiden at Chelmsford last month and with the step up to 1m4f sure to suit this daughter of Nathaniel, she looks worth siding with from an opening handicap mark of 72.Prediction : 1st Frown 2nd Reckless Wave 3rd Ice Canyon
Ravenhoe has been in fine form in recent starts, following a cosy win here with his good second here last time. Another big run from him can be expected while the return to this shorter distance should suit New Abbey Angel, who failed to get home when stepped up to 2m last time. However, the most interesting runner on show is CRYSTAL SUNSTONE, who is still lightly raced and shaped with an abundance of promise when last seen finishing second at Brighton back in October.Prediction : 1st Crystal Sunstone 2nd Ravenhoe 3rd New Abbey Angel