Timeform UK SmartPlays: Friday, December 22

There is jumps racing from Uttoxeter on Friday
There is jumps racing from Uttoxeter on Friday

Timeform pick out three bets from Uttoxeter on Friday...

"He went like the second best horse at the weights before tying up in the straight..."

King Uther - 13:10 Uttoxeter

King Uther probably isn't the most straightforward, but with that in mind the fitting of a first-time visor looks a positive move for his second start in a handicap, and with the form of his novice win at Lingfield last season working out well enough, he could be worth chancing now eased in the weights slightly. One Forty Seven is clearly thought to be ahead of his mark by connections so is feared, along with the slightly-frustrating Hadfield.

Glenforde - 13:45 Uttoxeter

Though he ended up being well beaten, there was plenty of encouragement to take from Glenforde's chasing debut at Chepstow last month. He went like the second best horse at the weights before tying up in the straight, and with the drop back in trip here set to suit him, he looks the best option, remaining unexposed with just two starts in handicaps under his belt. Freddies Portrait ought to come on for his hurdles comeback and is feared most, ahead of Newberry New.

Grove Silver - 14:55 Uttoxeter

This isn't a race in which any could be backed with complete confidence, but it could be worth chancing Grove Silver back at a track in which he has had success in the past. He was well supported (though ended up running below form) last time and has dipped below his last winning mark. Crank Em Up will be a threat if he can reproduce his latest Wetherby third, while Morney Wing can also figure if blinkers continue to have a positive effect.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back King Uther in the 13:10
Win back Glenforde in the 13:45
Win back Grove Silver in the 14:55

Want to know how these tips get on? You can find today's horse racing results on the Timeform website.

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