Timeform take you through the card at Wolverhampton on Thursday.
“…is bred along identical lines to the stable’s St Leger winner Kingston Hill…”
Timeform on Adams Park
14:10 – This looks open but MIGHTY ZIP (2) was eased down to win at Chelmsford last week and looks the one to focus on. He had spent most of the winter in the doldrums, his mark dropping as a result, but bounced back to form with a bang to win unchallenged. It will be much harder to make all here from a wide draw, but he looks ahead of his mark turned out under a penalty and is worth chancing.
14:40 – Admittedly, FLYING SPARKLE (7) sets a fairly useful standard here and looks the most likeliest winner of those with proven form, but in HOW FAR (3) she meets an interesting newcomer that hails from a yard that do well with their debutants, so it could pay to keep them both onside with the Placepot in mind. How Far’s sales price more than doubled at the Breeze Ups last year and Simon Crisford has his team in good order, so a bold bid is expected on his debut.
15:15 – Dougan appears to be working his way back to form and he is well handicapped on the pick of his efforts so looks a live danger, though it could be worth giving RASTACAP (7) another chance after his run over this C&D last month. He dwelt at the start that day, but soon recovered and was doing too much too soon on the front end, having no extra in the final two furlongs. This is a better race but he remains lightly raced and could yet have more to offer.
15:45 – VOI (3) was running well in some competitive handicaps last year and will remain of interest from this mark on his return. Conrad Allen hasn’t had many runners recently but the ones he has had are running well – Sonnet Rose landed her second race in a week at Kempton last night – and she is fancied to go close.
16:20 – Berlusca ran no sort of race over this C&D when last seen, but he has otherwise got a good record round here, and is on a fair mark now. The same can be said for RUNAIOCHT (3), though, who is 2 lb lower than when winning a C&D handicap in February last year. He shaped well on his first start for a new yard at Kempton last month and is one to be interested in back up in trip.
16:50 – ADAMS PARK (1) is bred along identical lines to the stable’s St Leger winner Kingston Hill (by same sire, and dam was his half-sister) and, like Kingston Hill, Adams Park shapes as though stamina is his strong suit, and none of his outings in 2017 got near the bottom of him in that respect, though he still reached a fairly useful level and finished either third or fourth on all four outings. Adams Park has been gelded since last seen, and will surely make his BHA mark of 81 look lenient now stepping up to a mile and a half for the first time.
17:20 – GHOST (3) showed improved form to open her account over six furlongs at Newcastle last time, still not settling well in a first-time hood but digging deep in the finish, and she remains relatively unexposed. The step up to seven furlongs round here shouldn’t pose a problem and she is fancied to follow up under this capable claimer.