Timeform UK SmartPlays: Friday 1 March

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"...A subsequent 2 lb rise in the weights leaves him well treated on old..."

Timeform on Jan Van Hoof

Allieyf - 17:30 Newcaslte

Allieyf seemingly hasn't been the easiest to train, seeing the track only twice so far, but he has shown plenty of ability on both occasions and the fact his excellent yard is persevering with him suggests there is better still to come moving forward. This doesn't look the strongest race of its type and he should prove too strong for the likes of Charles Kingsley and Tamreer, who make the most appeal of the remainder.

Jan Van Hoof - 18:30 Newcastle

Jan Van Hoof isn't long with this yard, and took advantage of a falling mark when resuming winning ways over this C&D last time, deserving extra credit, too, coming from so far off the pace. He went with more fluency than has often been the case, travelling well before making good headway over a furlong out, staying on well to lead well inside the final furlong. A subsequent 2 lb rise in the weights leaves him well treated on old form and he is strongly fancied to follow up. The in-form Epeius is the obvious threat as he goes for the hat-trick

Edgewood - 19:30 Newcastle

Edgewood improved with each of his three outings as a juvenile, coming out on top on his final start at Doncaster in November. That form is working out well, too, with the fifth and seventh both winning their next start and, open to further progress now handicapping, he is fancied to continue the good work back from an 111-day break. Facile Wolverhampton scorer Solar Park and Klopp can give James Bethell's charge most to do.

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