Through the Card: Newmarket, Saturday 29 June

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The Northumberland Plate takes place at Newcastle on Saturday

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

"The drop back to seven furlongs looks in his favour and Richard Hannon has his string in good order at present..."

Timeform on Tabarrak

14:05 - SUMMER ROMANCE (6) stood out on paper - from a good family, and was the second top lot at the Arqana Breeze-Up sale - and she looked every inch the high-class prospect her pedigree/price tag would suggest when winning a maiden on debut at Yarmouth last time. She was professional, settling in behind the leader and travelling strongly until quickening clear in the final furlong. There should be much more to come from her, and she is a confident selection. Star Alexander left her debut form behind when winning at Bath last time and looks the obvious danger.

14:40 - The pair with previous experience haven't achieved much, and it may pay to focus on URSA MINOR (6) and Al Dabaran. Both are owned by Godolphin, and the market closer to the off will reveal more, but at this point preference is for the former, who is related to some useful winners.

15:15 - There's little to chose between several of these in what looks an open renewal. Preference is for TABARRAK (8), who finished fourth in this race last year and wasn't disgraced on his return under a penalty in a listed race at Ascot last month. That race is working out well, too, with the winner going on to win the Diomed Stakes at Epsom next time and the second Barney Roy winning a listed race in France also on his next start. The drop back to seven furlongs looks in his favour and Richard Hannon has his string in good order at present. Limato, who has to carry a 5 lb penalty, could prove too classy, while Glorious Journey has an excellent pedigree and could have more to offer.

15:50 - WELLS FARHH GO (3) lacks the benefit of a run this season but he was dominant when landing the Group 3 Bahrain Trophy at this venue last term and was far from disgraced in the Great Voltigeur on his final start. He's fancied to make a bold bid on return. Barsanti and Walton Street are next best in that order.

16:25 - The form of MANORAH's (5) determined Nottingham success was well and truly boosted when runner-up that day Thanks Be landed the Sandringham at the Royal Meeting last week and she ought to prove tough to beat with the prospect of more to come now her stamina is drawn out further. Lady of Shalott and Vampish can give her most to think about.

17:00 - Pam Sly is having a good time of things having saddled four winners in June and SILKSTONE (8) could provide her with another after proving better than ever to win at Doncaster last time. He was well suited by the strong pace dropped back in trip on a more galloping track, but a mile and a quarter here should hold no fears and he looks one of the more likely types in this line up. The in-form Cardano looks an obvious danger, while Midnight Wilde has had excuses on both starts this season and is another to consider.

17:35 - Now that Ummalnar is a non runner OCEAN PARADISE (8) looks the one to focus on. She didn't have to improve to get off the mark at Nottingham, putting her experience to good use, but if she is ridden in a similar manner here, she could prove hard to peg back on this track. Pure Shores may prove the biggest danger.

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