Timeform Shortlist: Newmarket, Sunday May 1

The 1000 Guineas takes centre stage at Newmarket on Sunday
The 1000 Guineas takes centre stage at Newmarket on Sunday

Timeform's free Shortlist on Sunday features the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket...

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1.50 QIPCO Supporting British Racing Stakes (Handicap) (2) 1½m

Timeform Top Rated:
119+ 1. OCEANOGRAPHER Charlie Appleby William Buick
117 6. SNOANO Tim Easterby Paul Hanagan
116 9. SLUNOVRAT David Menuisier Jimmy Quinn

Analyst's Verdict: Oceanographer has taken big strides forward having been gelded this winter, making light of a 14 lb weight rise to score readily at Kempton in December. The handicapper has had his say once more, but improvement may not have levelled off yet and he earns the vote. Slunovrat and Snoano may well be the pair to give him most to do.


2.25 Charm Spirit At Tweenhills In 2017 Dahlia Stakes (Group 2) (1) 1m1f

Timeform Top Rated:
135 6. JAZZI TOP John Gosden Frankie Dettori
134 1. AMAZING MARIA David O'Meara James Doyle
131 2. ARABIAN QUEEN David Elsworth Silvestre De Sousa

Analyst's Verdict: A strong renewal of this Group 2. Jazzi Top was steadily progressive last year and can emulate her half-sister Izzi Top and make a winning start to her 4-y-o campaign in this race. Crystal Zvezda hails from a family which improves with age and could go well for the in-form Sir Michael Stoute team, particularly as this slightly shorter trip should suit. French-raider Usherette is also shortlisted.


3.00 longholes.com Rehab And Pre-Training Handicap (2) 6f

Timeform Top Rated:
122p 8. DOUGAN David Evans Andrea Atzeni
121 5. GOLDEN STEPS Marco Botti Frankie Dettori
120 16. CAPTAIN BOB Robert Cowell Jimmy Quinn

Analyst's Verdict: Dougan looked a horse going places when quickening up smartly to win a 6f Kempton handicap last month and it's worth taking a chance that he's as effective on turf. New Bidder showed improved form at the first time of asking for David Barron at Doncaster and is an obvious threat, while Englishman got his head back in front last time and won off an even higher mark for previous connections.


3.40 QIPCO 1000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) (1) 1m

Timeform Top Rated:
134p 11. MINDING Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore
130p 3. BALLYDOYLE Aidan O'Brien Seamie Heffernan
129p 9. LUMIERE Mark Johnston William Buick

Analyst's Verdict: Minding was most impressive when beating Nathra by 4½ lengths in the Fillies' Mile over this C&D in October and will be hard to beat if turning up in the same form. Her stablemate Ballydoyle may emerge as the biggest threat, though Cheveley Park winner Lumiere will also be in the mix if seeing out the trip.


4.15 Hot Streak Future Stars Maiden Stakes (4) 5f

Analyst's Verdict: A number of these make plenty of appeal on paper, including Top Score, who is closely related to topclass winner Raven's Pass, and represents connections quite adept at readying a newcomer. Gulliver, Hakeem and Toy Theatre head the dangers.


4.50 Tweenhills Pretty Polly Stakes (Listed) (1) 1¼m

Timeform Top Rated:
113P 7. SWISS RANGE John Gosden Frankie Dettori
112 1. FIRST VICTORY Saeed bin Suroor James Doyle
111p 8. TIPTREE Luca Cumani Adam Kirby

Analyst's Verdict: Swiss Range looks an exciting filly and can give John Gosden a third straight win in this listed contest. Even Song has more to come for Coolmore this year and has to be feared, along with Tiptree, who beat the selection here when last seen.


5.25 Qatar Racing Handicap (3) 1¼m

Timeform Top Rated:
116p 3. TAQDEER John Gosden Paul Hanagan
115p 8. CHESTER STREET Roger Charlton Silvestre De Sousa
112p 1. PRIZE MONEY Saeed bin Suroor James Doyle

Analyst's Verdict: Some good prospects here, not least Prize Money, who has already proven his effectiveness at this track on his successful debut and is preferred to Chelmsford-winner Taqdeer, who is having his first start on turf. Chester Street has a light weight to work with on his handicap debut and looks another one to keep onside.


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