Horse Racing Tips

Through the Card: Newbury, Tuesday 25 June

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There is Flat racing from Newbury on Tuesday evening

"...she looks set to mount a bold bid on debut if possessing the same talent as some of her close relatives..."

Timeform on Star Spirit

Timeform take you through the card at Newbury on Tuesday evening...

16:55 - A seven-length winner of his penultimate outing at Wolverhampton, RAIL DANCER (6) again had plenty in hand when following up under a penalty at Yarmouth five days later, hitting the front two furlongs out and keeping on well thereafter to get the verdict by two lengths. It seems that he has has struck up a good partnership with 5 lb claimer Gavin Ashton, and while a further 6 lb rise in the weights makes life tougher in their hat-trick bid, there is still a solid form case to be made - indeed, he remains potentially well treated here judged on the pick of his all-weather form, 2 lb clear of the field on the weight-adjusted ratings with little reason to doubt that he is equally effective on turf after his latest win.

17:30 - Archie Watson has engaged Oisin Murphy for CARMEL (5), who is taken to become yet another first-time-out two-year-old winner for the stable. Hollywood Waltz is likely a fair bit better that she was able to show on debut (prominent in betting) and may provide the main threat ahead of Lingfield scorer Ocasio Cortez.

18:05 - William Haggas is two from seven with two-year-old newcomers this season and PRETTY PICKLE (2) is taken to add to that tally in race that won't take much winning, with her trainer's 23% strike rate at Newbury another factor worthy considerations. The Blue Bower and I Had A Dream both shaped with promise on their debuts and could be the ones to give the selection most to do.

18:35 - STAR SPIRIT (8) is from a family that John Gosden knows well, and she looks set to mount a bold bid on debut if possessing the same talent as some of her close relatives. By Deep Impact, her dam Star of Seville won the French Oaks for the yard in 2015 and is a half-sister to the exciting King of Comedy, who came close to becoming another Group 1 winner on the page when second in last week's St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. It's safe to say that she could hardly make more appeal on paper, and while Picture Frame sets a fair standard on form, the hint should be taken if the market speaks in Star Spirit's favour.

19:10 - INFRASTRUCTURE (2) shaped encouragingly when fourth on his reappearance at Newmarket earlier this month, travelling as well as any in mid-division for much of the contest and looking likely to play a big part in the finish until his absence started to tell, in a race where the three who beat him were always much closer to the pace. A member of our Horses To Follow in 2019, this lightly-raced sort looks sure to do better with that outing under his belt, especially with his yard now in much better form, and this looks a good opportunity for him to record a second career success. Saroog was generally progressive last season and may emerge as the biggest threat ahead of Get Back Get Back.

19:40 - CORRIDA DE TOROS (4) is bred to be better than this grade, and he shaped with enough promise on his third start to think he can make a jump forward now handicapping up in trip for his in-form yard (three winners from last nine runners). Strict is another likely improver now allotted a mark, with Image of The Moon a big player if as effective on turf.

20:15 - FILLES DE FLEUR (18) was third at Wolverhampton last time in a race that has worked out well (winner and runner-up both won since) and she remains unexposed. She's taken to resume winning ways under Silvestre de Sousa in the hope she proves as good on turf. Bombastic, Eligible and Keeper's Choice are among the other likely contenders in this big-field handicap.

20:45 - Another competitive handicap to conclude things. ROSE HIP (7) should have more to offer on the back of her handicap debut success and gets a narrow vote. Raincall boasts a similar profile and rates an obvious danger, while Yimou was better than the result on his handicap debut and the drop to sprinting could be in his favour.

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