Timeform UK SmartPlays: Friday 1 February

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There is all-weather racing from Newcastle on Friday evening

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Newcastle on Friday evening...

"...she seems sure to have more to offer now upped further in trip..."

Timeform on Claire Underwood

Claire Underwood - 16:15 Newcastle

Claire Underwood ran well when finishing third at Chelmsford last time, the race not getting to the bottom of her, a stronger gallop likely to have suited her better, and she seems sure to have more to offer now upped further in trip. The hat-trick seeking Glan Y Gors looks the danger, though a big run from Native Fighter first time up for Jedd O'Keeffe is distinctly possible.

Creationist - 16:45 Newcastle

Creationist got the better of a couple of promising sorts at Kempton last time, the trio pulling clear of the rest, digging deep under pressure. That was a good performance, running to a near-useful level and, with the likelihood of even more to come on just his third career start, he should be up to defying a penalty. Formal Order made an encouraging start at Dundalk recently, so he should ensure it's not all plain sailing.

Fanfaronade - 17:15 Newcastle

Fanfaronade has yet to progress from her debut, but she wasn't seen to best effect in a steadily-run race at Lingfield last time, and this well-bred filly may well do better now handicapping, so she is worth another chance. Cadeau d'Amour went close to making a winning handicap debut at Wolverhampton 4 weeks ago and is the obvious threat.

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