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Epsom Racing Tips: Restrict can build on encouraging return

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Adam Houghton outlines the Timeform view on Thursday's card at Epsom

"That was just his sixth run – and his first on turf – and the unexposed Restrict remains one to be positive about..."

Timeform's Adam Houghton highlights a Nap, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Epsom on Thursday.

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Epsom NAP - 14:50 - Back Restrict

Restrict stepped up markedly on his return to action with a good second at Newbury last time, seeming suited by the strong gallop as he ran on well from rear to be beaten just a short head.

That was just his sixth run - and his first on turf - and the unexposed Restrict remains one to be positive about following a mere 2 lb rise in the weights, with the fine form of the David Simcock yard (77% of horses running to form) also giving cause for optimism.

Back Restrict @ 3.55/2 on Betfair Exchange

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Epsom Next Best - 16:35 - Back Anticipating

Anticipating took a step forward when finishing fourth on her handicap debut at Windsor last month, doing well under the circumstances to be beaten just a length and three-quarters having been caught further back than ideal in a steadily-run race.

She certainly showed enough to suggest her opening mark is a workable one and a bit of extra pace ahead of her today will give her every chance of opening her account.

Back Anticipating @ 5.04/1 on Betfair Exchange

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Epsom Each-Way - 15:25 - Back Cardano

Cardano was below form on his latest outing at Yarmouth, but he could be worth another chance to take advantage of his falling mark having had a breathing operation since then.

It's still early days with the Ben Brookhouse stable and he showed when hitting the frame on his previous start that he retains plenty of ability.

Back Cardano @ 9.08/1 on Betfair Exchange

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