Through the Card: Newcastle, Thursday 27 June

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Timeform take you through the card at Newcastle on Thursday...

"...there is plenty to like about his chances..."

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13:50 - DARING VENTURE's (2) standout effort so far came on the all-weather, when winning a seven-furlong minor event at Chelmsford by three lengths on her return in May. She wasn't in the same form back on turf at Newmarket last time, having every chance two furlongs out but unable to go with the principals. Daring Venture is well worth another chance returned to an artificial surface now making her handicap debut from what looks a workable mark. Gale Force May may prove the principal threat.

14:25 - This can go to NORTHERN HOPE (3), who shaped with plenty of promise when only narrowly denied a winning debut at Beverley last week and should have learnt plenty from that experience. Gallaside looks the obvious danger on form, whilst You're My Rock could be the pick of the newcomers.

15:00 - Welcome Surprise left his debut form well behind when finishing third at Wolverhampton last time and looks the one to beat on form, but SPREADSHEET (4) has been backed as though defeat is out of the question this morning and the hint should be taken in what doesn't look the strongest race of its type. He makes plenty of appeal on pedigree, and hails from an in-form yard that do get first-time-out winners, so there is plenty to like about his chances.

15:30 - LONDON EYE (2) remains a maiden, but he has shaped with promise on several occasions, and looks well up to winning races from this sort of mark. He was beaten only by a fellow improver at Goodwood in May, and is best excused his latest run at Carlisle when seemingly unsuited by the heavy ground. His sole start on the all-weather came as a juvenile over an inadequate trip, so he is well worth another chance on this surface, and his run style suggests he will be well suited by the stiff finish at this track (usually held up). Tamooz caught the eye at Lingfield last time and could prove the biggest danger.

16:05 - SENIORITY (3) has a good record on the all-weather, winning three of his five starts on this surface, and is of interest having returned to form behind a thriving sort at Epsom last time. He was well backed that day, but had no answer for a rejuvenated well-handicapped sort who was ridden more prominently, and Seniority still looks feasibly treated from a 1 lb higher mark. Bowerman looks progressive, but at the odds this morning Seniority looks the value bet.

16:40 - SHERZY BOY (5) stepped up on his reappearance effort when finishing runner-up at Wolverhampton three days ago and will be suited by the return to this longer trip. He can register his first success, likely at the main expense of Roman de Brut and Paved With Gold in what looks a tricky contest.

17:10 - PRINCE OF ROME (2) has failed to fire in two runs on turf this year, but he's very much of interest back on the all-weather. Indeed, his form figures on polytrack read 211 and, with no real reason to believe he won't be just as effective on this surface, Richard Hughes' charge could be the answer. True Hero and Que Amoro, second and third respectively at Redcar on Saturday, can again fill the places.

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