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Timeform Eyecatchers of the Week


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Timeform Eyecatcher: Sunday

Go Razzmatazz

Fourth, 5f maiden, Curragh, Sunday 26 September

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Go Razzmatazz has shown run-by-run improvement in maiden company and is one to look out for in handicaps based on how well she shaped at the Curragh on Sunday.

The maiden she contested was not a strong one by the track's standards, but there was still a lot to like about her performance. She moved better than most in rear and then kept on powerfully inside the final couple of furlongs, finishing a never-nearer fourth. Go Razzmatazz, a half-sister to a couple of six-furlong winners, including the fairly useful Blind Beggar, has clearly inherited plenty of speed and is going in the right direction.


Timeform Eyecatcher: Saturday

Tenebrism

Won, Cheveley Park Stakes, Newmarket, Saturday

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Tenebrism is beautifully bred and she maintained her perfect record when running out an eye-catching winner of the Cheveley Park Stakes.

She made a great impression when making a winning debut over five furlongs at Naas back in March, overcoming a considerable inexperience to score in convincing fashion.

It seemingly hasn't been all plain sailing since, however, but the manner of her victory today marks her down as a filly right out of the top drawer.

She appeared to be out of her depth for the first part of the race and still had plenty more in front of her than behind entering the last two furlongs, but the turn of foot she showed in the closing stages to run down Flotus - who looked the winner half a furlong from home - was very exciting.

Tenebrism has rightly so shot right to the head of the ante-post betting for the 1000 Guineas next year and, out of one of the best milers of her generation in Immortal Verse, she is an exciting prospect for next year.


Timeform Eyecatcher: Friday

La Rav

Fourth, 7f handicap, York, Friday 24 September

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This was a useful handicap run at a sound gallop, and it looks solid form for the grade, the winner making all in good style, but there were a couple who came from further back that caught the eye, notably La Rav.

He returned to form out of the blue to resume winning ways at Beverley last month and hasn't been seen to best effect in two starts since.

La Rav went like the best horse at the weights when third back at Beverley three days ago, but was left with too much to do, and a similar scenario unfolded here.

He again travelled well but was briefly short of room a furlong from home and that halted his momentum, but he stayed on well to the line without being given too much of a hard time. La Rav appeals as one who remains on a good mark and is one to remain interested in moving forward.


Timeform Eyecatcher: Thursday

Magisterial

Fourth, 1m maiden, Newmarket, Thursday 23 September

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This is a maiden with a rich history, including in the recent past, Eminent and Ghaiyyath successful in 2016 and 2017, respectively, while the first four home in 2018 have all achieved Timeform ratings of 115 or higher.

This year's renewal also looks one to keep a close eye on, with some attractive pedigrees on show, and Magisterial looks a sure-fire improver to take out of the race.

It paid to be prominent at Newmarket on Thursday on ground which became quicker throughout the day and the prevailing tailwind also made it hard for horses to make up ground from off the pace.

Magisterial, who is a half-brother to multiple Group 1 winner Lillie Langtry, made a very promising start to his career, travelling comfortably towards the rear before being pushed along to close the gap on the leaders around two furlongs from home.

His response wasn't instant, but his jockey was far from hard on him, and he did display signs of greenness entering the Dip. It was when he met the rising ground that he started to stay on in good fashion under a hands-and-heels ride and he could improve significantly for this considerate introduction.


Timeform Eyecatcher: Wednesday

Schmilsson

Fourth, 10f maiden, Goodwood, Wednesday 22 September

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The Marco Botti-trained War Horse deserves extra credit for winning this as he overcame trouble in-running, showing a nice change of gear when getting a gap approaching the final furlong, and always doing enough to hold off the rallying runner-up.

The third also returned to something like his debut form, so it is worth taking a positive view of the debut in which Schmilsson made.

He made plenty of appeal on paper - out of a Group 1 winner and a half-brother to the very smart pair of Izzi Top and Jazzi Top - and offered plenty to work on, settling well in the rear before making steady headway out wide around three furlongs from home.

Jockey Oisin Murphy was keen not to get him racing too far from home, and he did show signs of greenness when coming under pressure for the first time, but all in all he stayed on well in the closing stages under a hands-and-heels ride.

Juveniles from the Andrew Balding yard invariably come on plenty for their first experience, and this well-bred colt is one to keep an eye out for, likely to pick up a back-end maiden before the season is out.


Timeform Eyecatcher: Tuesday

Cu Chulainn

Second, 10f novice, Lingfield, Tuesday 21 September

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Emblem Empire confirmed the promise of his debut to get off the mark in this novice event, just needing to be pushed out close home to see off his seven rivals in comfortable fashion. Admittedly, the proximity of the fifth in a slowly-run race suggests a conservative view of the bare form is required for now, but the winner is still promising and the two newcomers who completed the frame can be viewed so as well.

That comment certainly applies to the runner-up Cu Chulainn, who was tongue tied for his belated debut after being bought for 425,000 guineas as a yearling. He shaped very well at Lingfield, impressing most with his sweep into contention from a less-than-ideal position. Indeed, having been patiently ridden in the early stages, he was third by the home turn and stayed on well after briefly running green in the straight to pass the post just three quarters of a length behind the winner.

Overall, Cu Chulainn offered plenty to work on and seems sure to improve with the experience under his belt. He will be one to keep on the right side in the coming weeks, with a similar event likely to prove his for the taking.


Timeform Eyecatcher: Monday

Glasstrees

Second, 6f nursery, Leicester, Monday 20 September

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The opening fillies' nursery at Leicester on Monday appeals as form to view positively given that the first three home were all handicap debutantes, while the fourth had run well to be placed over course and distance on her previous start.

The runner-up, Glasstrees, was sent off at 50/1 having made little impact in maidens, but she showed much improved form at Leicester and has clearly gone handicapping from a fair mark. Glasstrees was beaten only half a length by Build Me Up - a £130,000 purchase at the breeze-ups earlier this year - and she looks up to winning a nursery, particularly as she will be eligible for weaker contests than this.


Timeform Eyecatchers of the Week

September 13-19 - Witch Hunter shapes well on debut

September 6-12 - Stone Age has more to offer

August 30- September 5 - Kettle Hill needs a step up in trip

August 23-29 - Alhezabr can gain compensation

August 16-22 - Jewel Maker back on a decent mark

August 9-15 - Shouldering one to keep on side

August 2-8 - Girl On Film could be one to watch

July 26-August 1 - Boundless Power looks capable of better still

July 19- 25 - Cliffs of Capri one to note for the Golden Mile

July 12- 18 - Riches And Rubies will improve for a longer trip

July 5- 11 - Hurricane Ivor remains a sprinter to be positive about

June 28-July 4 - Maglev one to note moving forward for William Haggas

June 21-27 - Clive Cox's juvenile Codify has more to offer in future

June 14-20 - Naval Crown is a horse to take forward from Royal Ascot

June 7-13 - Night Hunter caught the eye at Leicester

May 31-June 6 - To Be Wild was among the latest horses to take the eye

May 24-30 - Eyecatchers from Timeform including Bernardo O'Reilly

May 17-23 - Check out the week's eyecatchers from Timeform including Bezzas Lad

May 10-16 - Including a two-year-old to note from the Sunday meeting at Ripon


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