Hill can hit the heights at Wolver

  • By: Chris Wilson
  • Last Updated: September 12 2013, 20:54 BST

Chris Wilson believes that Snow Hill can claim the last at Wolverhampton this evening - he has a tip in every race.

Seb Sanders: Rides Snow Hill

THURSDAY SELECTIONS:

CHEPSTOW: 1.55 Sound Of Summer, 2.30 Nur Jahan, 3.00 Flicksta, 3.35 Black Eyed Girl, 4.10 Mimbleberry, 4.45 Copper Trade, 5.20 Two No Bids, 5.50 Flamingo Beat.

DONCASTER: 1.40 Atlantic Affair, 2.10 Annecdote, 2.40 Zaraee, 3.15 The Lark, 3.50 Alpine Retreat, 4.25 Thunderball, 5.00 HOT BED (NAP).

EPSOM: 2.20 Star Code, 2.50 Erroneous, 3.25 Nightster, 4.00 Lowther, 4.35 My Kingdom, 5.10 Mukhabarat.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.30 Handsome Stranger, 6.00 Art Wave, 6.30 Star Pearl, 7.00 Wadi Alamardi, 7.30 Lady Kildare, 8.00 Lord Buffhead, 8.30 Running Water, 9.00 Snow Hill.

DOUBLE: Hot Bed and Annecdote.

The Lark is a tentative shout to take top honours in a difficult-looking renewal of the DFS Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster.

Michael Bell's horse is officially the best in the line-up, and should revel in this longer trip of an extended mile and six furlongs.

She does, though, have questions to answer following a meek display in France last time.

Connections are right to point towards a lack of pace as being central to her demise in the Prix de Malleret in June, but the quiet manner in which she downed tools was admittedly a little disconcerting.

Before that, The Lark had looked a pretty smart animal, with her third-placed finish behind subsequent Nassau scorer Winsili at Newbury most promising.

That positive impression was enhanced by her run in the Investec Oaks, when she overcame a troubled passage towards the line to finish third.

Being by Pivotal, the Lady Bamford-owned three-year-old ideally needs plenty of dig in the ground to be at her most effective.

There is more rain forecast, which bodes well, while her dam, Gull Wing, won over this trip so she should be bred for the job.

Annecdote has never really got the respect she deserved this summer, but can remind everyone of her gifts by winning the Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes.

Trainer Jonathan Portman has done a terrific job with this daughter of Lucky Story, who has won three of her last four races with a degree of style.

Many considered her crowning moment to have been her neck success in the Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot, but even better was to come at Goodwood.

Despite having previously finished fourth a few weeks earlier in a Listed race back at Ascot, in which she was a victim of a crawling pace, Annecdote responded superbly in the Group Three Oak Tree Stakes.

Portman's inmate showed spirit, and no shortage of class, to win by three-quarters of a length.

Annecdote has had a nice break since then and, perhaps unlike many of her rivals in Yorkshire, she would still seem to be improving.

The three-year-old has shown winning form on variants of ground, too, so she should be able to handle whatever Mother Natures throws at her.

Irish raider Hot Bed could feasibly be a cut above in the DFS Handicap.

David Wachman's gelded son of Dashing Blade has continued to fight his corner since he eased home at Dundalk in April, and was arguably an unlucky loser in a one-mile handicap at York's Ebor meeting.

The four-year-old was hamstrung from the outset by making a slow start, after which he was done no favours by a soporific gallop.

Nothing in the field was finishing with greater purpose than Hot Bed, though, as he got to within a length and a half of Mont Ras.

Hot Bed has gone up another 2lb here, but he clearly has a lot of scope and could easily be an even better horse over this extra couple of furlongs.

Mimbleberry is an engaging runner in the Brewin Dolphin Nursery Handicap at Chepstow.

Tom Dascombe's filly made up enough late ground over six furlongs at Haydock in August to indicate this one-mile journey will suit very well indeed.

She must surely have room in which to manoeuvre off a mark of 61.

The step back up to seven furlongs might do it for My Kingdom in the Hyperion Handicap at Epsom.

Stuart Williams' seven-year-old finished strongly over six at Newmarket last month to take third place behind Saloomy.

My Kingdom is coming back to the boil on that evidence, and is still just 3lb higher than when he won a decent handicap in June.

Wadi Alamardi is evidently rated quite highly at home and can recoup losses following a heavy defeat on debut at Bath by winning the 32Red Casino Maiden Stakes at Wolverhampton.