Through The Card: Epsom, Saturday 4 July

Racing at Epsom
Timeform take you through the card at Epsom on Saturday

Timeform take you through the card at Epsom on Saturday...

"...he boasts all the qualities needed to excel at Epsom..."

Timeform on English King

13:50 - There was plenty to like about the way TWAASOL (4) handled himself on debut at Windsor last month, doing well to wear down the favourite who was better placed and had the benefit of a run. That performance is backed up by the clock, so with better to come, he boasts strong claims of going in again here.

14:25 - SAFE VOYAGE (4) confirmed himself a top-level performer with some cracking efforts in 2019, landing a hat-trick of victories at Haydock at the start of the season, including a Group 3, before continuing to run right up to his best in defeat, notably in Group 1 company. He returned with a fine effort in defeat in a Haydock listed race last month, and with that run now under his belt, he should take plenty of beating.

15:00 - YOU'RE HIRED (9) posted numerous good efforts last season and resumed with a career-best effort to run out a wide-margin victor of a Newmarket handicap last month, staying on strongly after pulling clear over a furlong out. He is up 7 lb for win but can still make his presence felt.

15:40 - LOVE (5) showed much improved form on her first start as a three-year-old when a runaway winner of the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket last month, quickening clear impressively entering the final furlong and looking better the further she went. The consensus is that she will have little trouble staying the trip, and considering she boasts the stand-out form in this race, she is the one they all have to beat.

16:15 - A well-bred sister to the high-class Benbatl, FOORAAT (2) has made a fine start to her career, edging out a well-connected favourite to win on debut back in October, before showed marked improvement to follow up in decisive fashion at Chelmsford last month, forging clear to win by seven lengths. She is a smart prospect sure to progress further, so is expected to take this step up in class in her stride and take her career tally to three wins in as many runs.

16:55 - With his Newcastle win from last season working out well, ENGLISH KING (3) was well backed on his reappearance, and he duly obliged his supporters, booking his ticket for Epsom with consummate ease as he quickened clear impressively to land the Lingfield Derby Trial last month. His performance in that race was right up there with some of the better recent winners of the event, and he boasts all the qualities needed to excel at Epsom.

17:35 - TINTORETTO (13) picked up where he left off in the spring when landing a Kempton handicap three weeks ago, taking his tally for new trainer Tom Ward to two wins from three runs. He is clearly in fine form at the minute and should continue to give a good account for this yard.

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