Through The Card: Newton Abbot, Tuesday 21 August

There is Jumps racing from Newton Abbot on Tuesday evening
There is Jumps racing from Newton Abbot on Tuesday evening

Timeform take you through the card at Newton Abbot on Tuesday...

"From a further reduced mark, she is fancied to come out on top."

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17:00 - This looks as though it could potentially be a match between SEROSEVSKY (1) and Set List. The former pushed a nice prospect all the way at Warwick in May on just his second start over timber, giving the impression that he was open to further improvement that day, so as such he is just preferred.

17:30 - AS YOU LIKE (4) is thriving at present, and ran really well over C&D last time despite failing to land the hat-trick, just edged out into second having conceded first run. He's been handed a 4 lb rise for that, but that looks well within his remit, and he remains one to be interesting, particularly considering he has the assistance of a jockey with an excellent strike rate at the course.

18:00 - A slowly-run race could complicate things for veteran COURT MINSTREL (1) given that he tends to race in the rear, but he's too well treated to ignore - he's 5 lb below his last winning mark - and this is a pretty big drop in class. Red Tornado and Passing Call are fit and in form, so are big threats.

18:30 - MIDNIGHT SAPPHIRE (5) has been absent since March 2017, but she's undergone a breathing operation and fitness ought not to be a concern given the stable she now represents, so she is the selection in the hope there's strength behind her in the market. If that isn't the case, Lord Topper and Mamoo, both recent C&D winners, are best placed to take advantage.

19:00 - MIDNIGHT QUEEN (9) was in the process of running well (sure to be placed) when departing on her return to Rules at Southwell last month so she gets the vote with headgear back on. Top Chief arrives in better form than most and is another to consider, along with Alanjou, who has dropped to a competitive mark.

19:30 - VERSIFIER (5) has twice shaped better than the bare result this term, not for the first time finding the longer trip stretching her stamina at Fontwell in June. From a further reduced mark, she is fancied to come out on top. Bitter Virtue is interesting on debut for Ian Williams and market support would look significant, whilst Ayelya shouldn't be written off for Olly Murphy.

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