Through the Card: Haydock, Friday 24 May

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There is Flat racing from Haydock on Friday

Timeform take you through the card at Haydock on Friday...

"She is the type to improve significantly for that initial experience..."

Timeform on Nonchalance

14:10 - Having taken a couple of starts to come to the boil, FOUR KINGDOMS (7) ran right up to his best to finish second over a mile at Hamilton last week, over a trip which is far shorter than he has been running at of late (usually runs over a mile and a half and further). As such, the step back up to ten furlongs should suit him down to the ground, and considering the good to firm going will be to his liking, Four Kingdoms is fancied to return to winning ways now that he's back down to his last winning mark, in a race which looks there for the taking. Tomorrow's Angel, False Id, Seaborough and Bit of A Quirke all merit respect, too.

14:45 - Charlie Appleby has once again made a fantastic start to the season with his juveniles, and VISIBLE CHARM (7), who very much looks the part on paper, is expected to further enhance his record. His sire, Invincible Spirit, has a good record with his progeny winning first-time-out and, given that Visible Charm's sales price rocketed at the breeze-ups earlier this year, he is expected to be switched on and know his job. Roger Varian's newcomer Pierre Lapin has been particularly strong in the market this morning and looks a big threat.

15:20 - WITH CAUTION (3) has raced solely on the all-weather in her three starts to date, and though she met with defeat for the first time at Wolverhampton last time, there were still positives to glean from that performance. She had to concede a lot of weight in pursuit of the hat-trick, and lost out only to a speedier sort who showed much improved form on first start since switching yards and a gelding operation. With Caution still pulled five lengths clear of the third, and based on her form, and opening mark of 83 shouldn't be beyond her provided she proves just as effective switched to turf. Look Out Louis beat a big field in good style when justifying support at Thirsk two weeks ago and is likely to make a bold bid off 6 lb higher.

15:55 - The first seven-furlong race in 2019 in Britain for the juveniles and the betting will be informative, and Charlie Appleby's newcomers are flying and SACRED DANCE (8) could give him another winner on the card, another with a fantastic pedigree who will unlikely be wanting for know-how. Byzantia and Rhea are a couple of other interesting debutantes, while Mark Johnston's Perfect Rose is sure to improve from her first run with her stamina drawn out now.

16:30 - NONCHALANCE (7) made plenty of appeal on paper - out of a useful 1m-1¼m winner, who was a sister to useful winner up to 9.5f Anjaz and half-sister to smart 1½m winner Giants Play - and showed plenty to work on amidst greenness on her recent debut at Wolverhampton. She dwelt leaving the stalls and raced in rear, starting to make headway when not getting the clearest of runs over a furlong out, staying on under a hands-and-heels ride and finishing with running left. She is the type to improve significantly for that initial experience and is very much one to be interested in here.

17:00 - Tom Dascombe does well with his runners at Haydock, and has a good record in this race having won it twice since 2014. His runner in this year's renewal, ZOFFEE (5), showed similar form in all four starts last season, his best effort coming when third to the now near-smart Fox Tal at Ffos Las in July. Zoffee has been gelded during the winter, and given he has a bit about him physically - good-topped sort - there's reason to think this expensive purchase will have even more to offer as a three-year-old, and is worth backing with that in mind. Songkran is yet to progress from his debut win but remains with potential and is feared most.

17:35 - SWANSDOWN (4) is a well-bred filly who shaped well on her final outing for Luca Cumani last year, leaving the impression that a greater test of stamina would suit. She's the type to flourish this season and can strike on debut for William Haggas. Highwaygrey caught the eye at Beverley last time and rates the biggest threat, ahead of Edmond Dantes.

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