Through The Card: Newmarket, Saturday August 27

There is competitive racing from Newmarket on Saturday
There is competitive racing from Newmarket on Saturday

Timeform take you through the seven-race card at Newmarket on Saturday.

"Symbolic got firmly back on track fitted with a hood when a head second to the progressive Nouvelli Dancer at Chelmsford..."

13:50 - Mazyoun (5) shaped with plenty of promise and was noted finishing with running left (having been hampered) on his debut at Goodwood last month and looks the type to improve significantly. He rates as banker material, especially with his biggest danger being the three-time runner-up Mr Pocket.

14:25 - We're probably going to have to just take all three runners - Rodaini (1) (most likely winner), Second Nature (2) and Clef (3) - in this nursery to ensure we progress to the next leg (provided we've got through the first!).

15:00 - Symbolic (4) got firmly back on track fitted with a hood when a head second to the progressive Nouvelli Dancer at Chelmsford recently and may have a bit more to offer after just five starts. He's also Timeform top-rated by 2 lb. The hat-trick seeking Kitaaby and Tigerwolf are both respected, for all the latter took a while to get off the mark, but the best second string to our bow could be Penwortham (5) who came a couple of lengths clear with Arcanada (won a big handicap at York since) at Chester on his penultimate start and seemed unsuited by the track at Epsom last time.

15:35 - Real Dominion (12) has crucially settled better of late, and caught the eye under a misjudged ride in the Shergar Cup Classic at Ascot last time, his jockey having attempted to make rapid headway from the rear just as the race was heating up. He ought to go well again and earns the vote in receipt of a handy three-year-old allowance. The improving Walpole is feared, though it's perhaps worth pointing out he's without Jamie Spencer who has ridden him on all his four Flat starts (three wins), and instead it could be worth taking a punt on Great Glen (4) who should appreciate this step back up in distance and represent a yard which has a good record when having only one runner at a Flat meeting.

16:10 - Eastern Impact (3) perhaps doesn't have the best win record, but that's largely because he's been running in competitive group races, winning a Group 3 at Ascot last autumn, and he's bound to be right in the thick of things here. With eight runners - as things stand! - he looks banker material.

16:45 - This looks wide open but Mickey (3) produced a career-best effort when runner-up to the likeable Normandy Barriere at Haydock three weeks ago and should run well again here. Quick Look and Rococoa are threats, but it's also worth taking Gorokai (6) who was in really good form on the all-weather early in the year and shaped much better than his finishing position suggests on his return to turf after four months off at Goodwood last time, not well placed and seeming to finish with something left in the tank.

17:20 - Justice Lady's free-going nature put paid to her chance over six furlongs at Doncaster recently, but she was firmly in the groove tackling the minimum trip previously and could be worth chancing to get back on the up. Ejbaar and Ziggy Lee may well give her most to do.

Recommendations:

Back SYMBOLIC in the 15:00

13:50 - 5
14:25 - 1, 2, 3
15:00 - 4, 5
15:35 - 4, 12
16:10 - 3
16:45 - 3, 6

Placepot permutation:
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