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Horse racing tips: Timeform preview and selections for evening action


Check out the two Timeform selections for this evening's card at Wolverhampton.


SCREAMING PETRUS - 18:30 Wolverhampton

Connections have had to be patient with Screaming Petrus, a €220,000 purchase as a yearling, as he didn't make it to the course until November of his three-year-old season. He was presumably showing a bit at home, though, as he was heavily backed on his debut at Wolverhampton, going off at 9/4 having been available at nearly double those odds on the opening show.

He failed to justify that support, finishing third, but he looked unlucky not to score as he kept on strongly in the straight to get to within a length of the winner after a slow start had placed him on the back foot in a steadily-run race. He is entitled to improve significantly for that experience - he has the Timeform Large P for improvement attached to his rating - and is a useful prospect.


NEPTUNE SEAS - 19:00 Wolverhampton

Neptune Seas, a son of Sea The Stars who cost 725,000 guineas as a yearling, is unlikely to live up to his expensive price tag but he should still prove to be better than this mark of 84. Neptune Seas hasn't gone on as expected from his Nottingham novice success in August, but he has run creditably the last twice, finishing third at Newmarket and Newcastle in a couple of mile-and-a-quarter handicaps.

He was a bit tapped for toe at Newcastle, leaving the impression that he would appreciate stepping back up in trip, so he may improve for tackling a mile and a half this evening. The continued good form of trainer Charlie Appleby is another factor in his favour.

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