Timeform Shortlist: Newbury, Saturday August 13
1.55 Betfred 'Supports Jack Berry House' EBF Stallions Maiden Fillies' Stakes (4) 6f8y
Promising showed form good enough to win most maidens when runner-up on debut at Goodwood last week and this highly-engaged filly ought to take all the beating. Hathfa really caught the eye on her first start at Windsor earlier this month and is open to any amount of improvement, while Contentment makes most appeal of the newcomers and any market support would look significant.
2.30 Denford Stud Washington Singer Stakes (Listed) (1) 7f
Escobar is the one who appeals as having the most potential after his impressive win in a C&D maiden last month so is just preferred to Mr Scaramanga and Frankuus.
3.05 Betfred Geoffrey Freer Stakes (Group 3) (1) 1m5f61y
The tough and reliable Humphrey Bogart should stay and will appreciate this drop in class, so is the value option over market-leader Kings Fete, who looks a typical late bloomer for his trainer but has a penalty to carry.
3.40 Betfred TV Ladies Day Handicap (3) 7f
Improving 3-y-os Dollar Reward and Von Blucher hail from powerful yards and look the obvious ones, the former narrowly preferred. Cornwallville will appreciate the return to 7f and may prove the pick of their elders.
4.10 Betfred Hungerford Stakes (Group 2) (1) 7f
There wasn't much between Home of The Brave and Convey in the Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock back in May and the pair look set to dominate again, the former taken to confirm the placings. Markaz looks best of the others.
4.45 Betfred 'Celebrating Aiden Kelly's 81st Birthday' Handicap (4) 1¼m6y
Likely to be dominated by the 3-y-os, but separating them isn't easy. Wapping lacks a recent run, but his maiden win in October worked out well, so he is just preferred, though Muzdawaj, Vincent's Forever and Maestro Mac will all have their supporters.
5.20 Betfred Ladies Derby Handicap (Lady Amateur Riders ) (4) 1½m5y
Timeform Top Rated:
109+ 7. COSMEAPOLITAN Alan King Miss S. Brotherton
108 1. WHINGING WILLIE Gary Moore Miss Hayley Moore (3)
107 4. SAMTU Marjorie Fife Miss Becky Smith (3)
Cosmeapolitan shaped quite well considering he seemed ill at ease on the track when fourth at Goodwood last month, and with this slightly longer trip promising to suit, he gets the nod under Serena Brotherton. Recent course winner Onorina and Soul Intent may well give Alan King's charge most to do.