Horse Racing Tips

Through the Card: Newbury, Saturday 20 July

Horse clear of field
There is Flat racing from Newbury on Saturday

"...her record of race-by-race progression suggests that she may yet prove capable of better..."

Timeform on Listen To The Wind

Timeform take you through the card at Newbury on Saturday...

13:50 - FOX CHAIRMAN (4) did very well to finish second after enduring a luckless passage in the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot last time, and this presents him with a prime opportunity to rediscover his winning touch. Fellow three-year-old Pondus could benefit from the drop back to a mile and a quarter and can provide the main threat ahead of First Nation.

14:25 - PROSCHEMA (5) caught the eye coming from a long way back to grab third in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle last month, the decision to ride him more patiently than usual - perhaps with stamina doubts in mind on his first try at two miles - backfiring on the day, likely to have done even better under more positive tactics. Beaten a little over a length at the line, Tom Dascombe's charge certainly showed enough to suggest that he is up to winning a race like this from his current mark, and with the prospect of even more to come given his untapped potential over staying trips, he looks to have plenty in his favour in his search for compensation, the standard-setter on weight-adjusted ratings who will be suited by every drop of the forecast rain at Newbury (acts on heavy).

15:00 - THE TIN MAN (6) has progressed into a top-level sprinter since winning this race three years ago, going on to win the Champions Sprint at Ascot later that season, before adding to his tally with further Group 1 wins in 2017 (Diamond Jubilee Stakes) and 2018 (Haydock Sprint Cup). Admittedly, he never looked like troubling the judge in the latest renewal of the Diamond Jubilee last time, but this represents a significant drop in grade, and, 4 lb clear of the field on weight-adjusted ratings, it will be disappointing if he can't rediscover the winning thread for James Fanshawe, who also won this race with The Tin Man's half-brother Deacon Blues in 2011.

15:40 - NEVER IN PARIS (12) looked a bright prospect when making a winning debut over this trip at Nottingham two weeks ago, hitting the front inside the final furlong and quickly forging clear thereafter. It's hard to know quite what that form is worth, but the visual impression she created was backed up by the clock, and with that experience sure to bring about plenty of improvement, she appeals as the most likely to put it up to Ventura Rebel, who sets the clear standard on the form of his Norfolk second.

16:10 - WRITTEN BROADCAST (14) offered plenty to work on in a useful contest at Doncaster on his debut recently, and with significant on the cards, he gets the vote in what looks a fair maiden. Of the remainder, Fox Duty Free and Station To Station are both appealing newcomers, while there is probably better to come from Hello Baileys and Sir Oliver, too.

16:45 - LISTEN TO THE WIND (8) was a decisive winner of her penultimate outing at Yarmouth, before improving again when second from 7 lb higher at Bath last time, conceding first run to the winner in a steadily-run race and doing well under the circumstances to be beaten just a neck. She has a further 2 lb rise in the weights to contend with here, but her record of race-by-race progression suggests that she may yet prove capable of better, and with champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa taking over in the saddle, this looks a good opportunity for her to resume winning ways, representing the William Haggas yard that continues to thrive (already saddled 19 winners in July).

17:20 - RAYDIANCE (7) finished to good effort when tackling tapeta for the first at Newcastle three weeks ago, suggesting that he could have more to offer now back on a more galloping track. He remains on an attractive mark and gets the nod ahead of George William, who has also been given a chance by the handicapper and shaped well on his Newmarket reappearance. Makzeem and War Glory are others with claims.

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