Through The Card: Epsom, Tuesday 27 August

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There is Flat racing from Epsom on Tuesday

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

"...the 3 lb rise for his latest success can be seen as lenient given the closing sectionals he posted that day..."

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14:10 - This opening contest looks to be between the top two in the weights, with ready preference for GOOD JOB POWER (2). He goes handicapping off a mark of 71 and given the form of his first two starts, that suggests his mark might be lenient. He didn't run up to his best last time but an excuse could be made on account of the ground. Light The Fuse has been progressing with each start but his form doesn't look to be as strong and given their respective performances in minor company, Richard Hannon's colt gets the nod.

14:45 - GOLD SOUK (2) makes the journey down from North Yorkshire to Epsom for this minor event and can make the journey worthwhile by breaking his maiden tag now stepped up to an extended mile. He is bred to get a trip, given his half-brother is the yards excellent stayer Dee Ex Bee, and has the strongest form in the book on his second start when finishing third behind a subsequent listed winner. Baptism looked a potentially useful colt in the making when finishing fifth on debut but suggesting that this longer trip will suit him and he can give the selection most to think about.

15:15 - Jack Mitchell and THEGREATESTSHOWMAN (5) are two from two together and can bring up the hat-trick here. He steps up in grade here but the 3 lb rise for his latest success can be seen as lenient given the closing sectionals he posted that day, suggesting there is still more to come from him. He sets the standard on the weight adjusted ratings and can take this contes at the expense of Little Boy Blue, who wasn't seen to the best effect last time.

15:50 - PEACE PREVAILS (7) has been strong in the overnight market for this handicap contest and she looks to have strong claims of following up her latest C&D win for this rider. She seems to have taken a liking to Epsom having improved on each of her last three starts here and although she was seen favourably last time given the way the race developed, she did seem to have a bit in hand. The form of that has been posted with the second having improved again since and Jim Boyle's filly can enhance her good course record, with the race looking as if it could be run to suit again. Her task has been made easier with the presence of two non-runners but she still has a live threat in the form of Ban Shoof, who can chase her home.

16:20 - An extremely competitive contest is next with a few last time out winners in the field, it can be worth siding away from them. Mamillus has a good course record and can be competitive on form if forgiven his latest run given he did too much too soon at Brighton. He represents the in-form George Baker yard but it can be worth siding with DREAM CATCHING (6) who can also be forgiven his latest run after getting stopped numerous times on his latest start. He gets blinkers back on today (has been in a visor the last twice) as when third at Brighton off a higher mark and now dropped 2 lb since that day, with a good apprentice taking off an extra 5 lb, he looks to set to go well for another in-form yard in Andrew Balding.

16:55 - Likely favourite The Lords Walk has been made a non-runner this morning, making life much easier for ISLE OF WOLVES (5). He has been second the last twice over this C&D and more recently at Windsor and can gain a well-deserved success here. He pulled clear of the remained on his penultimate start when only beaten by a less-exposed rival and now back at Epsom and nothing of that calibre in opposition today, he can cash in off a much reduced mark. Grange Walk has been running well of late and can pose the biggest threat.

17:25 - GENEVA SPUR (5) makes her handicap debut for the powerful team of Roger Varian and Andrea Atzeni and given her breeding, she must be capable of defying a lowly opening mark. She hadn't shown much in her minor events but showed enough speed at Yarmouth last time when beaten less than three lengths over six furlongs. She struggled to quicken that day but kept going under a forgiving ride and now up to seven furlongs with that under her belt, she can go close here. Break of Day has been running well since fitted with headgear and at a bigger price, Threefeetfromgold could pose a threat.

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