Through The Card: Epsom, Tuesday August 29

There is Flat racing from Epsom on Tuesday
There is Flat racing from Epsom on Tuesday

Timeform take you through the card at Epsom on Tuesday.

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14:00 - PANOPHOBIA (9) looks the one to focus on following his four runs to date, improving with each start, but still looking green under pressure on nursery debut at Musselburgh last time. That was a fair nursery, and the handicapper has left him on the same mark, so with further improvement forthcoming, he is fancied to open his account for Richard Fahey, who has won 2 of the last 7 runnings of this race. Seaella failed to land the odds on her all-weather debut at Newcastle last time, but could prove the biggest danger returned to turf.

14:35 - An open maiden with some interesting newcomers on show, notably We Know and Lynwood Gold. However, I'M A STAR (4) showed plenty to work on when finishing fifth in a Newmarket maiden last month, deserving extra credit as he was given plenty to do in a steadily-run affair. He kept on well for hands and heels riding and seems sure to improve for that experience, especially now stepping up in trip. Any market support for the likely-looking newcomers would need taking seriously, though.

15:10 - Richard Fahey has won this race four times since 2010, and looks to hold strong claims of landing it again with SCOFFLAW (7), who is being kept busy this season. He is holding his form well this year, again shaping well in another muddling contest at Leicester earlier this month, but he should get a fair pace to aim at with Handytalk in the field today. Coronation Day won with plenty in hand at Brighton last time and looks a big danger, but a 7 lb higher mark in a stronger race makes life difficult, so Scofflaw looks the one to side with.

15:45 - Course form counts for plenty at Epsom, and CORAL SEA (5) looked better than ever when winning a C&D handicap here last time, showing improved form for the step up to 7f. That was her second win of the season, and she hinted that she could yet have more to offer too. A 5 lb rise looks justified, and despite a wide draw, she is taken to come out on top again, likely at the main expense of Flyboy, who again ran well at Leicester last time, but he is on a lengthy losing run.

16:20 - LET'S BE HAPPY (7) shaped much better than the bare result at Windsor last time, asked to come from a hopeless position at a track where it often pays to be prominent.That was her first run for 5 weeks too, so she's entitled to come on a bit for that, and much better is expected from a 1 lb lower mark. Hepplewhite continues to fall in the weights, and he ran much better over this C&D last time, but his sole win of his career came in a seller, which is a slight concern.

16:50 - AV A WORD (8) wasted no time getting back on track when winning under Silvestre De Sousa at Brighton last time, adding to a generally progressive profile and recording his third win of the season. He finds himself on a career-high mark now, but with the unexposed Oh It's A Saucepot now a non-runner, Av A Word makes most appeal with the majority of this field struggling for form at present.

17:20 - DOURADO (1) managed to win a maiden for Richard Hannon last year, and showed improved form on just his second start for this yard when winning a C&D handicap this month, showing the benefit of his reappearance. He travelled powerfully that day and, the form has a solid enough look to it with the third coming out and winning since, so still relatively lightly raced, he could yet have more to offer, and this looks a good opportunity.

Recommendation:

Win back LET'S BE HAPPY (7) in the 16:20 at Epsom

Placepot permutation:

14:00 - 9
14:35 - 4
15:10 - 7
15:45 - 5
16:20 - 7
16:50 - 8

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