Through The Card: Newmarket, Tuesday April 17

Timeform take you through the card at Newmarket on Tuesday.

“…he was comfortably on top at the finish, and that race has worked out well with the fourth and sixth winning next time…”

Timeform on Msayyan

13:50 – ELHAFEI (13) very much caught the eye on his debut at Lingfield in November, having to contend with both greenness and a wide trip after faring worst with the draw, but stayed on strongly in the closing stages under a hands-and-heels ride. It is no surprise this well-bred colt has been well supported this morning, as he is the sort to improve markedly on the back of that experience, and is expected to further improve John Gosden’s already excellent record in this race. Godolphin newcomer Aurum and Prevent could prove the biggest dangers.

14:25 – HISTORY WRITER (7) is a scopey sort who offered plenty to work on when third in a big-field maiden at Sandown in September (form with substance to it), and he appeals as the type to progress this season. He holds an entry in the Guineas and if connections have hopes of running he should be going close here. Jawwaal and Global Art look the best of those with form, while the market will no doubt reveal more about the newcomers.

15:00 – Van Beethoven makes plenty of appeal on paper and needs respecting on debut for Aidan O’Brien, but his juveniles at this time of year tend to come on plenty for a run, and it could be worth concentrating on some at bigger prices. YNYS MON (8) was given a considerate introduction on debut at Bath last month and should have learnt plenty form that, and should be thereabouts. The same can be said for I AM A DREAMER (3) who finished last of three on debut at Musselburgh, but was perhaps unsuited by heavy ground there, and this speedily-bred colt is expected to fare much better here.

15:35 – This looks between Purser and SYMBOLIZATION (5) with narrow preference for the latter. Admittedly, Purser sets the standard on form, and is open to further improvement, but his two best runs to date have come on the all-weather. Symbolization won his maiden at Kempton – very strong form with four next-time-out winners coming from the race – but had shaped very promising on his debut on the July course the time before, and has more scope for improvement on just his third career start.

16:10 – This looks typically competitive, with CHIEFOFCHIEFS (12) and ROLLER (11) our two against the field. Chiefofchiefs progressed nicely last season, winning three times in all, and going close off this mark on a number of occasions. He finished fourth (one place behind the reopposing Fire Brigade) in the Silver Cambridgeshire at this course when last seen in September, and that form has worked out well, so he seems fairly treated from the same mark. Similar comments apply for Roller, who perhaps should have won more than one race last season. He shaped well on his final start at Haydock, going through the race as though ahead of his mark, but meeting trouble at a crucial stage. Roller is another who should have more to offer this season and remains fairly treated.

16:45 – John Gosden won this race with subsequent Derby winner Golden Horn in 2015 and, though MSAYYAN (7) has a bit to find with the principals, it isn’t much of an issue given Gosden’s past exploits with such types. Msayyan didn’t need to match his debut form when landing the odds at Nottingham on his final start, but he was comfortably on top at the finish, and that race has worked out well with the fourth and sixth winning next time. The feeling is he will progress further this season and looks the one to side with.

17:20 – INSHIRAAH (8) was improving at a rate of knots when last seen and will likely end up better than a handicapper. She’ll go well if ready to roll on her return. Medahim similarly should have more to offer this year having been gelded and has to be respected, while Juanito Chico and White Lake are also respected in a competiive race that should throw up winners in the coming weeks.

17:55 – STORM OVER (4) progressed nicely last season, winning two of his four starts, and he very much appeals as the sort to continue that theme this time round (still very low-mileage, and probably still on a good mark). Major Jumbo and Evergate also fall into the unexposed category and are feared most.

Source:: Betfair UK Horse Racing News