Through The Card: Newmarket, Friday 26 June

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"...he is fancied to concede weight all round and come out on top..."

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13:10 - LINE OF REASON (5) is a long time without a win, but has dropped a long way in the weights (currently 13 lb lower than his last winning mark) and offered encouragement from a wide draw at Beverly on his seasonal debut earlier this month. He should strip fitter for that outing and may be worth chancing to take advantage of his reduced mark for the in-form Paul Midgley stable.

13:40 - ADAAY DREAM (1) made a promising start to his career with a clear cut success at Newcastle earlier this month, quickening up in good style on the outer and putting plenty of ground between himself and a subsequent winner inside the final furlong. There should be more to come from him and he looks capable of defying a penalty.

14:10 - BONNYRIGG (1) produced a promising first effort when runner-up over this course and distance seven days ago, held back by inexperience but rallying well late on to finish a length-and-a-half behind one with the benefit of experience. He remains open to improvement and holds leading claims as he attempts to go one better.

14:45 - WEDDING DATE (2) showed the benefit of a recent run, as well as of stepping back up in trip, when bouncing back to form with a cracking effort to finish second in a Windsor handicap over this distance last week, finding only a revitalised one too good. She is 3 lb lower here, and with talented claimer Thore Hammer Hansen relieving her of a further 5 lb, she looks well placed to regain the winning thread.

15:15 - EVENING SUN (9) offered something to work with on debut despite showing plenty of greenness, and he duly stepped up on that effort when runner-up over this course and distance in October. He still showed his inexperience on that occasion, but is open to further improvement this season, and looks the one to beat in this field.

15:45 - Having his first run of the season after three somewhat unsuccessful attempts over hurdles during the winter, ISLE OF WOLVES (4) proved himself better than ever when runner-up at Newbury earlier this month, shaping as though he may be able to do better still over further. He gave the impression that his mark is a workable one with that performance, and with a run now under his belt, he makes plenty of appeal.

16:20 - BODYLINE (1) has improved with each run, including in his two defeats this season, first when runner-up on his handicap debut at Yarmouth at the beginning of the month, and then when sixth in the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot last week, doing the best of all the hold-up horses. He should have plenty more to offer, particularly over this trip, and he is fancied to concede weight all round and come out on top on his return to calmer waters.

16:50 - FOX VARDY (1) won at Windsor around this time last year and has generally held his form since, the pick of his efforts coming when second at this venue in August. He has been gelded since his last run, when trapped wide in the back straight from his high draw, and with the potential for further improvement as a four-year-old, he gets the vote on his reappearance.

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