Through The Card: Ascot, Sunday 26 July

Racing at Ascot
Timeform take you through the card at Ascot on Sunday

Timeform take you through the card at Ascot on Sunday...

"...will go on improving now sent handicapping."

Timeform on Tenbury Wells

12:45 - TENBURY WELLS (4) took another step forward when opening his account in a Chelmsford novice over this trip three weeks ago, staying on to lead inside the final furlong. This switch back to turf should hold no fears for him and he will go on improving now sent handicapping.

13:20 - ROSE HIP (3) showed plenty of progress when winning her last three races of 2019 and has returned with a couple of good placed efforts since the resumption. She was picked off late on by Seen The Lyte on the latter occasion, but had an excuse and may be able to reverse the form with that reopposing rival.

13:55 - MAGIC J (2) has taken his form to another level this season, finding only one too good on his first two outings before taking a pretty big step forward to record a first handicap success at Sandown recently, the combination of first-time cheekpieces and a stiff five furlongs seeming to suit. He is up 8 lb for that win but hasn't had much racing and could still up his game further.

14:30 - DAL HORRISGLE (5) quickly developed into a useful performer last year, winning a minor event at Nottingham and a handicap at Haydock, and he caught the eye with an encouraging return to action at Newmarket last month. That run is likely to blow away the cobwebs and he'll benefit from a return to this trip. He is still lightly raced and remains with potential.

15:05 - BILLESDON BROOK (2) is a dual Group 1 winner on the Rowley mile, in the 1000 Guineas in 2018, and in the Sun Chariot the following year, and she bounced back to something like that form when a close second in the Falmouth Stakes on the July course earlier this month. She sets the standard here on that evidence and a reproduction will see her difficult to beat.

15:40 - A classy, speedy filly, CAROLINE DALE (1) looked thoroughly professional for the second time when showing much improved form to earn some valuable black type in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot last month, and she didn't need to improve on that form to get off the mark in good style at Windsor recently. This return to six furlongs shouldn't prove an issue and she looks set for another big run.

16:15 - TIGER CRUSADE (11) confirmed his debut promise to get off the mark at the second attempt at Yarmouth in September and he looked one to keep on side when following up at Doncaster on his return to action three weeks ago, such was the impression created in seeing off another smart prospect just starting handicap life, both making similarly striking moves forward from off the pace and finishing clear of an admittedly unlucky third. That appeals as strong form, and with further improvement surely in the pipeline, a 6 lb rise may not be enough to stop him landing the hat-trick.

16:50 - MARS LANDING (11) stepped up on his two-year-old form when runner-up at Newmarket on his handicap debut earlier this month, shaping like the best horse at the weights after nine months off, closing all the way to the line but just falling short against one who got first run. He's open to further improvement and surely has a race like this in him.

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