The experts at Timeform give you their selections for Saturday's Scoop6.
"He is a likable type and will be the one to beat if Limato doesn't take his chance, after running right up to his best when winning the Group 2 Mile at Sandown on his reappearance under a penalty."
Race 1: 1:50 Newmarket - Mount Tahan is a straightforward sort who acquitted himself well in some warm three-year-old handicaps last season, producing his best effort when third on his final start at Ascot in October, and after shaping as though he would come on for his reappearance at Ayr last time (got an overly aggressive ride) he is worth including with Jamie Spencer back in the saddle in the hope that he can slip the field from the front. Chris Wall's runnners are just beginning to hit top form and his Syrian Pearl - who shaped as though she was on a handy mark on more than one occasion last season - is also worth including after her encouraging reappearance effort at Leicester last time.
Race 2: 3:55 Newbury - If conditions allow Limato to take his chance then he may be hard to beat at his first try at a mile. Though he had the speed to finish second in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot as a three-year-old, he had no problem with seven furlongs in the Park Stakes at Doncaster, which is his best performance to date, and though his sire's progenecy tend to be best up to a mile, his dam stayed a mile and a quarter, and there is hope that he will prove fully effective over a mile. Toormore found the Guineas winner Night of Thunder too good in this race last season, but he is a likable type and will be the one to beat if Limato doesn't take his chance, after running right up to his best when winning the Group 2 Mile at Sandown on his reappearance under a penalty.
Race 3: 4:10 Newmarket - Nisser was sent off at 2/1 on debut at Newmarket only to finish third to the dual Group 1 winner Shalaa, and though he lacks some of the more solid handicap form that some of the other horses bring to the table here, he is clearly highly regarded and is worthy of serious consideration having progressed nicely through maidens last season. Of the handicappers, Gallipoli looks one of the more interesting options after shaping well at Doncaster last time when not getting a clear run, and he is also worth including for the yard who won this in 2014.
Race 4: 4:30 Newbury Saeed bin Suroor has his runners in excellent form at the minute, with three winners at York's Dante Festival from the opening two days, and his two runners in this race, Good Run and Ebtihaal, could hold the key. Good Run pulled clear of the field with two fellow last-time-out winners on his handicap debut at the end of last season and looks set to run well, while Ebtihaal has been crying out for a step up to this trip (both on his final two-year-old start and his first start at three) and may well improve significantly for it. Both selections are drawn wide and will probably have to make their efforts from the rear, which may be no bad thing in a race with three relatively lowly drawn pace forcers.
Race 5: 4:35 Thirsk - All of Growl's best form has been at six furlongs, and though he ran well enough over five last time at Chester when well supported, he left the impression that an extra furlong would suit him ideally, and he is worth including here on just his second start for Richard Fahey. Explain is drawn near plenty of pace (important for one who will be held up) and looks on a fair mark after starting life for Ruth Carr in good heart, so is also worth chancing.
Race 6: 5:15 Newmarket - Plenty of runners here but none more interesting than Escalating who produced some fairly useful form when winning two of his first three starts for his former trainer Pat Eddery as a two-year-old, but lost his way somewhat after that. As a result, he has dropped to a handy mark if his new yard can get him back on track (like they have done with many other similar types) and is one to include in the final leg. Silver Bid is unexposed compared to the majority here and is also interesting on handicap debut after shaping as though he would be suited by a return to this trip when second at Chelmsford last time.
Scoop 6 permutation:
Leg 1: 13, 15
Leg 2: 10, 12
Leg 3: 7, 9
Leg 4: 1, 4
Leg 5: 2, 12
Leg 6: 8, 17
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