Timeform UK SmartPlays: Friday 19 July

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There is Flat racing from Hamilton, Newbury and Pontefract on Friday

Timeform pick out their best back, lay and smart stat bets on Friday...

"...can take this on the way to fulfilling his entry in the Gimcrack..."

Timeform on Repartee

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Repartee - 15:40 Newbury

Having only been seen once, REPARTEE created a big impression at York on debut when taking a minor event by five lengths. He was fully aware of his job that day and travelled up with the pace before being shaken up and putting the race to bed. He won't have it all his own way up front with Misty Grey in the field and Al Aakif is worthy of a mention, but Repartee can take this on the way to fulfilling his entry in the Gimcrack for last year's winning trainer.

Lay
Tribal Craft - 18:55 Pontefract

In a small field, minor event at Pontefract, TRIBAL CRAFT looks opposable at a short price. She won nicely enough last time that wasn't the deepest of contests at Salisbury on just her second start and is open to improvement but looks to be up against a potential smart type in Mankayan. He overcame notable inexperience to win on debut for Charlie Fellowes, posting an excellent timefigure in the process. The test of stamina here is likely to suit him more and this Great Voltigeur entry can record a second success.

SmartStat
Laugh A Minute - 19:40 Hamilton

20% - Roger Varian's strike rate with handicap debutants.

Roger Varian drops LAUGH A MINUTE into handicap company for the first time in his career and looks to have a strong chance of enhancing his strong record with handicap debutants. Last seen chasing home the very smart Invincible Army at Newcastle, he kept on well enough despite the pace not being overly strong to start with and the bigger field here will suit this strong travelling sort. He can make the long trip up from Newmarket worthwhile to further enhance his trainers record on handicap debut.

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