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Through The Card: Newmarket, Friday 11 October

Horses running in the May Hill at Doncaster
Boomer (green silks) can get her revenge on Powerful Breeze
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13:50 - PLATINUM STAR (5) produced a dominant display to win at Ripon, scoring in a good time, and he sets the clear standard based on that performance. He had previously proved himself to be a talented juvenile with a close-up second in the July Stakes at Newmarket and is clearly the horse to beat. Lazuli, who is also owned by Godolphin, has won both starts and looks to have a bigger performance in him, so he appeals as the main danger.

14:25 - STYLISTIQUE (6) may still be a maiden but her second in the Rockfel Stakes a fortnight ago is the best form on offer and she can get off the mark in style. She has progressed with each run and looks set to give another good account for the in-form Roger Varian, who has sent out six winners from 17 runners at a 35 per cent strike rate this month. Wejdan improved on the form of her debut success when finishing fifth in the Lowther and, with the step up to 7f expected to suit, she is respected.

15:00 - MUSTASHRY (1) must carry a penalty but he still sets the standard, even taking that burden into account. His Lockinge win is the standout piece of form and he wasn't disgraced in the Coral-Eclipse when last seen in July, so has an obvious chance dropping in grade and trip. The veteran Limato has a question to answer after two disappointing runs but has won this race for the last two years and heads the list of dangers.

15:35 - The market has underestimated the claims of BOOMER (3), who has only a length to find with Powerful Breeze based on their May Hill form. Tom Dascombe's filly can have her effort marked up as she fared best of those to race up with the pace in the face of a strong headwind. Her win in the Prestige Stakes at Goodwood on her previous start suggested she might make up into a smart filly and she is the value play. Quadrilateral heads the 1000 Guineas market after her explosive success at Newbury and she is an obvious threat.

16:10 - BATTLE OF PARADISE (18) produced a taking performance on his reappearance at Chelmsford, justifying strength in the market to register a dominant success. That novice win was achieved over 1¼m and he looks bound to relish the step up in trip to 1½m. He is exactly the type of horse Sir Mark Prescott excels with and he can take advantage of a lenient-looking opening mark in what is admittedly red-hot handicap. The improving DEREVO (2), who won with plenty in hand at Newcastle last time, also has leading claims.

16:45 - There are plenty of interesting runners in this, including the well-bred SPRING OF LOVE (15), who is a half-sister to listed winner Duneflower and makes great appeal on her debut for the powerful combination of Charlie Appleby and William Buick. Appleby has a fine record with his juveniles and Spring of Love should have no problem staying seven furlongs. ECHO'S LOVE (3), who is also owned by Godolphin but is trained by John Gosden, is another newcomer with plenty to recommend her.

17:20 - FANNY LOGAN (4) sets the clear standard and should prove difficult to beat after rattling up a hat-trick. She was a ready winner of a listed race at Yarmouth last time and is starting to look like the finished article.

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