Through The Card: Newmarket, Saturday 22 September

There is Flat racing from Newmarket on Saturday
There is Flat racing from Newmarket on Saturday

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

"She remains unexposed at this trip and looks sure to take all the beating..."

Timeform on Amandine

14:10 - SH BOOM (9) would have gone into many notebooks at Goodwood when finishing strongly from an unpromising position and she seems sure to build on that second time up. Newcomer Ever Changing represents powerful connections so needs taking seriously, especially as her dam won at the first time of asking. Stormy Road is also respected under a penalty with further progress likely.

14:45 - BLAZED (7) has looked as good as ever in two starts since a wind operation, not seen to best effect at Windsor in August and duly stepping up on that form when third in a 19-runner event at Ascot last time, travelling strongly and keeping on well to be beaten just two and three quarter lengths. He is well worth another try at seven furlongs on that evidence and looks sure to be thereabouts from just 1 lb higher in the weights in this second leg of the Placepot.

15:20 - Minus the hood she had worn when disappointing at Goodwood the time before, AMANDINE (3) shaped really well when second on her most recent outing at Ascot, making smooth and rapid headway over two furlongs out, leading soon after and only pegged back in the final 50 yards. She remains unexposed at this trip and looks sure to take all the beating back down in grade here, with the David Simcock yard continuing in top form of late (three winners and four seconds from last 15 runners).

15:55 - The really interesting one from a handicapping point of view is Irish raider GOLDEN SPEAR (7), who has been lightly-campaigned this year, presumably with a visit back here next month for the Cesarewitch itself the primary target. Coeur de Lion found only stablemate Who Dares Wins too good in this 12 months ago and should again go well, while Stars over The Sea and Handiwork are others with claims.

16:30 - KNOW YOUR LIMIT (7) clearly isn't the most straightforward, but there were much better signs in first-time blinkers (retained here) at Kempton last month and she is taken to build on that having been dropped a further 2 lb. Bubble And Squeak, Biotic and Rotherwick all merit consideration, also.

17:00 - HAMEEM (3) probably didn't win much of a race at Brighton, but there's every chance she may do better now handicapping back up in trip given her powerful connections. The Ian Williams-trained pair Tarte Tropezienne and Perfect Summer also look interesting, with the market likely to offer up some clues in this concluding leg of the Placepot.

17:35 - NICK VEDDER (7) caught the eye back over this trip at Ascot last time (denied a clear run) and is taken to resume winning ways from what remains a fair mark.

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