Timeform Shortlist: Newmarket, Wednesday October 25

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1.15 Rewards4Racing Fillies' Novice Median Auction Stakes (5) (D.I) 7f

Timeform Top Rated:
84p 8. LADY AL THUMAMA Charlie Fellowes Stevie Donohoe
83 12. WILD IMPALA John Gosden Frankie Dettori
80p 7. HIGH SEAS Hugo Palmer James Doyle

Analyst's Verdict:
This looks a weak maiden for the track and no surprise if Lady Al Thumama were to prove good enough after her promising third at Kempton earlier this month. Wild Impala wasn't given a hard time when fifth in a stronger C&D maiden 12 days ago and is another to consider along with High Seas, who remains open to improvement.


1.45 Rewards4Racing Fillies' Novice Median Auction Stakes (5) (D.II) 7f

Timeform Top Rated:
105p 6. LEFT ALONE Hugo Palmer James Doyle
94 5. LA DIVA Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni
81p 1. BIDDING WAR James Tate Non Runner

Analyst's Verdict:
Left Alone again caught the eye when runner-up at Kempton 3 weeks ago, shaping like a useful prospect granted how much she was given to do, and she's can make it third-time lucky. La Diva can place again, while Rhigolter Rose makes most appeal of the newcomers before market clues.


2.20 Newmarket Equine Security Nursery Handicap (5) 7f

Timeform Top Rated:
89p 9. BERTOG John Mackie Paul Mulrennan
88 12. HARD GRAFT David Brown Jamie Spencer
87 10. OSWALD Robyn Brisland Martin Harley

Analyst's Verdict:
Letsbe Avenue proved a different proposition on handicap debut at Kempton last month, and with the potential of better still to come, he earns the vote. Bertog looks on a fair opening mark judged on his last 2 starts, and has to be feared, while Richard Hannon's other representative Lexington Grace is steadily going the right way, and shouldn't be taken lightly.


2.55 32Red.com Novice Stakes (4) 7f

Timeform Top Rated:
106P 7. ELWAZIR Owen Burrows Jim Crowley
85p 5. DARK SIDE JAZZ John Ryan Jack Osborn (7)
84p 13. MAYPOLE Richard Hannon Ryan Moore

Analyst's Verdict:
Elwazir, a son of Frankel, shaped most promisingly when runner-up on debut over C&D 26 days ago, splitting a pair with the benefit of previous experience. He, like many from his yard, is expected to improve significantly with that under his belt, and gets the nod to make it second time lucky. Key Victory, Maypole, Stylehunter and Bedouin's Story are others all worthy of a second look too.


3.30 AR Legal Fillies' Handicap (2) 1m

Timeform Top Rated:
111p 11. DYNAMIC William Haggas Tom Marquand
109p 10. CLEARLY John Gosden Andrea Atzeni
109 7. AIMEZ LA VIE Richard Fahey Paul Hanagan

Analyst's Verdict:
Dynamic didn't have things go her way when a beaten favourite on Sandown handicap bow 5 weeks ago and is well worth another chance to show she's capable of better. Godolphin pair Clearly and Song Maker are heading in the right direction and should go well, while Al Nafoorah also wasn't seen to best effect in the same Sandown handicap as the selection last time and still looks on a workable mark.


4.05 British EBF Racing UK Novice Stakes (Sire/Dam-Restricted) (4) 1m

Timeform Top Rated:
107p 3. KNIGHT TO BEHOLD Harry Dunlop Richard Kingscote
98p 2. BOW STREET Charlie Appleby William Buick
69p 4. PENTLAND HILLS Chris Wall George Wood (3)

Analyst's Verdict:
Likely to be an informative event, with Knight To Behold very much looking like the one to beat here with improvement on the cards. Bow Street is another well-bred sort however, who has scope for plenty of progress as well, while Refrain is just one of several appealing newcomers in the line-up.


4.40 Discover Newmarket Maiden Stakes (3) 1¼m

Timeform Top Rated:
93p 10. NEERAAN Roger Varian Jim Crowley
85p 4. DIOCLETIAN Andrew Balding David Probert
84p 6. JEREMIAH Charlie Fellowes Stevie Donohoe

Analyst's Verdict:
Diocletian caught the eye when running on again near the finish over 1m here earlier this month and might be the way to go, but there are plenty of other likely improvers in what looks an open race. Making Miracles really got the hang of things late on at Pontefract last time and can step up again, while Neeraan, Courtside and Jeremiah also look capable of better.


5.15 Cambridge Art Fair Nursery Handicap (4) 1m1f

Timeform Top Rated:
97 9. GOLD EAGLE Philip McBride George Wood (3)
96 2. SIMPSON Ed Walker Jamie Spencer
95 7. REGULAR INCOME Adam West Jim Crowley

Analyst's Verdict:
Ship of The Fen justified his position at the head of the market and showed a likeable attitude in the process when scoring on nursery debut at Nottingham 2 weeks ago. He is fancied to follow-up under Ryan Moore, though Simpson and Shaherezada are just 2 potential threats in a competitive-looking affair.


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