Through The Card: Newmarket, Saturday 12 October

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The Dewhurst Stakes takes place at Newmarket on Saturday
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"...looked one of the best juveniles seen in modern times..."

Timeform on Pinatubo

13:45 - VISIBLE CHARM (10) has been sent off at relatively short prices on all five of his starts, getting off the mark at Nottingham in July and finishing runner-up from this mark on his last two starts. He wasn't disgraced on his latest start on the July Course, possibly making his effort earlier than ideal, and though he was comfortably beaten by the winner, he did pull clear of the remainder. Charlie Appleby has a good record on the Rowley Mile and a big run is expected. Powertrain did well to land a bit of a gamble on nursery debut at Chester last month and also remains of interest off 6 lb higher.

14:20 - This looks a typically competitive renewal with plenty of unexposed three-year-olds on show, but Aidan O'Brien has done well in this race over the years, and MYTHICAL (3) looks an ideal type. Sent off at odds-on for his debut at Leopardstown in August, he was too green to do himself justice, but he showed just why he was sent off at those prohibitive odds when blowing his opposition away in a similar event at Gowran last time. He won by eight lengths without yet looking the finished article, and the manner of that success suggests this longer trip will suit. Volkan Star cost plenty and looks an obvious danger, another who should be suited by this longer trip.

14:55 - The one who stands out on form is MOLATHAM (7), who found only Mums Tipple too good on debut and has looked a good prospect in winning both of his starts since. The form of his wins stacks up, too, proving much too good for the subsequent Tattersalls winner Wichita - who is second favourite for the Dewhurst Stakes 35 minutes later - in a listed race at Doncaster last time. Therefore, it is probably best to keep this simple and side with him. Persia is a typically well-bred sort for Aidan O'Brien and could be open to any amount of improvement, so has to be feared.

15:30 - It is impossible to see past PINATUBO (5), who has won all five of his starts, and looked one of the best juveniles seen in modern times this year. The performances he has put up in the Vintage Stakes and National Stakes the last twice are at the level of ones rarely seen by two-year-olds, and it is very hard to find any chinks in his armour at this stage. Wichita adds extra spice to the race, but he rates the only danger to Pinatubo.

16:10 - A typically competitive renewal of the Cesarewitch and Sir Mark Prescott holds a very strong hand with TIMOSHENKO (22) and LAND OF OZ (31), who are both progressive and prolific. The latter won the Trial over C&D in impressive fashion, but it has been well documented that this has been Timoshenko's long-term target, put away since landing a marathon handicap at Glorious Goodwood, and he appeals as the ideal type for this sort of test. Buildmeupbuttercup has to be high on the shortlist, too, given how she shaped in the Ascot Stakes at Royal Ascot, while unexposed three-year-old Ranch Hand is another who could still be ahead of their mark.

16:45 - Most of this field are well established but FARZEEN (10) arrives with all her potential intact having raced too freely on her first try in pattern company last time. Prior to that she'd been on a steep upward curve and is capable of getting back on track in what should be a more strongly-run race. Fellow three-year-olds Last Empire and Bravo Sierra are also expected to get back on the up.

17:20 - PRINCE EIJI (8) made a highly encouraging comeback when fourth in a listed event at Sandown recently and we're almost certainly yet to the see the best of this very expensive Dubawi colt, so he and the filly Feliciana de Vega might well improve past the more exposed types such as Matterhorn and Duneflower, who set a reasonable standard.

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