Timeform UK SmartPlays: Friday, October 20

There is Flat racing from Redcar on Friday
There is Flat racing from Redcar on Friday

Timeform pick out three bets from Haydock and Redcar on Friday...


Kyllachy Dragon - Haydock 13:50

Kyllachy Dragon ran a blinder when second in a competitive nursery at York last week, keeping on well and just finding a similarly improved sort too strong on the day. That form leaves him 7 lb clear of Bow Belles on Timeform ratings here and, Iain Jardine's charge should, therefore, prove extremely difficult to beat if handling the drop back to the minimum trip. Bow Belles looked unlucky not to win when second on her most recent outing at Nottingham and heads the list of dangers along with Bahuta Acha.

Fastar - Haydock 15:35

Fastar is thriving on racing and defied a 5 lb hike for his earlier victory at Sandown when following up in comfortable fashion over C&D three weeks ago, having no problem with the much softer ground. He looks set to encounter similarly testing conditions here and is fancied to complete a hat-trick under Charles Bishop, who has struck up a fine partnership with the Brian Meehan-trained three-year-old. Starlight Romance has been given a break since disappointing at York last time and can give the selection most to do.

Showdance Kid - Redcar 15:45

Showdance Kid has shown much improved form in three starts for the Neville Bycroft yard, including when a good second at Leicester 10 days ago, and is taken to regain the winning thread with the possibility of more to come in first-time blinkers here. Van Velde shed his maiden tag over six furlongs here last time and is much respected with the extra furlong expected to be in his favour now handicapping, while Rosy Ryan has had a good spell this year and should figure again with Seamus Cronin taking 7lb off.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Kyllachy Dragon in the 13:50 at Haydock
Win back Fastar in the 15:35 at Haydock
Win back Showdance Kid in the 15:45 at Redcar


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