Through The Card: Windsor, Monday 29 June

Racing at Windsor
Timeform take you through the card at Windsor on Monday

Timeform take you through the card at Windsor on Monday...

"...a straightforward sort and should continue to pay his way."

Timeform on Garsman

13:50 - SHOOT THE MOON (2) finished mid-field in a couple of strong-looking races last season, and he duly showed the improvement expected of him when runner-up at Kempton on his reappearance 17 days ago, going down only to an unbeaten Roger Charlton-trained filly. He sets the standard in this field and a repeat of his most recent effort should see him difficult to hold out.

14:20 - After making little impression in her three previous outings this term, DELAGATE THE LADY (5) produced a career-best effort to land a Chelmsford handicap from 1 lb out of the weights 13 days ago, swooping late on to deny a recent winner. She was well held on both her previous runs on turf but needs considering all the same from a potentially workable mark.

14:50 - BAYAR (11) has hit the frame in each of his last three runs, including when a very good third in a Lingfield handicap last time, shaping encouragingly back down in trip after five months off, faring the best of those held up. He is an interesting contender on his turf debut and is expected to be firmly in the mix come the finishing post.

15:20 - GARSMAN (6) came up slightly short on his hat-trick bid at Haydock earlier this month, but that at least served to prove he can translate his improved from the all-weather to turf, and in a less competitive scenario, he resumed winning ways at Newmarket 15 days ago, edging ahead entering the last half-furlong and winning a shade snugly come the line. He is up 6 lb for his recent success, but he is a straightforward sort and should continue to pay his way.

15:50 - CALATRAVA (11) showed much improved form switched to the all-weather earlier this month, proving no match for the runaway winner at Chelmsford, but looking well at home over a mile as she beat home the remainder of the field. She has the potential to do better yet and must be high on the shortlist in a contest such as this.

16:20 - ALVEDA (5) showed much improved form to get off the mark at Lingfield in February, doing well to overhaul one who enjoyed first run. The way she stayed on to lead suggests this step back up to a mile will suit, and with her opening mark a potentially lenient one, she ticks plenty of boxes on her handicap debut.

16:50 - After showing ability at just over a mile on debut back in October, Sir Michael Stoute's CHICHESTER (3) improved over the two furlong longer trip when runner-up at Lingfield on his reappearance 22 days ago, nowhere near as clued up as the winner but really getting going after the penny dropped, an effort backed up by the clock. He has plenty of potential as he continues to learn and looks sure to make his presence felt on his first foray into handicap company.

17:20 - SEVERANCE (8) ran well after seven months off at Newmarket earlier this month, his first appearance since being gelded, not going down without a fight despite going about his business with typical exuberance, ultimately finding only a subsequent winner too good. He is up just 3 lb for that effort and he clearly has a race in him from this sort of mark, so he could be worth siding with to claim just his second career victory.

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