Snow Lantern is amongst the star names in action at Newmarket on Saturday - get Timeform's selections for the card here.
"...she looks to hold standout claims if running up to her best..."
Timeform on Snow Lantern
NAP: Snow Lantern the play in Sun Chariot
Snow Lantern is a very smart performer on her day and that form comfortably sets the standard here on Timeform's weight-adjusted ratings. She produced her best effort when winning the Falmouth Stakes at the July Course during the summer, picking up really well in the final furlong to beat Mother Earth by half a length. Admittedly, she has been below that form in two subsequent starts, including when fourth, beaten less than four lengths, in the Prix du Moulin at Longchamp last time. This will be easier now back against her own sex, though, and she looks to hold standout claims if running up to her best.
NEXT BEST: Sammarr still looks well-handicapped
Sammarr returned from seven months off to make a winning handicap debut at this course last time, showing improved form to defy an opening BHA mark of 87. That was a messy race and Sammarr impressed with the way that she sustained her challenge, digging deep in the final furlong to get the verdict by a head. A well-bred filly in a top yard, she remains open to more improvement, especially now stepping up to a mile and a half. She is only 2 lb higher in the weights here and looks sure to mount a bold follow-up bid on the way to bigger and better things.
EACH-WAY: State Occasion the pick at big odds
State Occasion produced a career-best effort when second on her latest outing at Ascot, passing the post just a length and a quarter behind the winner and looking unlucky not to finish closer still. She lost momentum when forced to wait for a gap entering the final furlong and, although staying on well once in the clear, it was too late to peg back the winner. She is likely to prove capable of better still when everything falls right and this looks a good opportunity for her to resume winning ways, representing the Ralph Beckett yard which continues on a roll (70% of horses running to form).
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