Timeform UK SmartPlays: Friday, May 26

Friday 26 May 2017 UK Horse Racing Tips
Friday 26 May 2017 UK Horse Racing Tips

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


El Hombre - Haydock 15:30

El Hombre broke better at Hamilton last week and built on the promise of his previous run in no uncertain terms when routing his field by six lengths under this rider. That was a much improved performance and he is officially 5 lb well in turned out under a penalty, so he makes plenty of appeal from a handicapping perspective. Dalton and Dagonet both won nicely in maiden company last time and appeal as likely improvers now handicapping and they could prove the biggest dangers in what looks a typically-competitive three-year-old handicap.

Melodic Motion - Goodwood 16:20

Melodic Motion shaped with promise in a trio of maidens at two, and showed improved form to get off the mark on handicap debut at Pontefract last month after six months off. Indeed, she only just got up on the line, but this well-bred three-year-old is likely to progress further, especially now stepping up further in trip, so she looks a solid proposition. The hat-trick seeking Monaco Rose escapes a penalty for her recent Doncaster success and she has to be feared, along with Notice, who is also bidding for her third consecutive victory.

Vibrant Chords - Goodwood 16:50

Vibrant Chords duly confirmed the promise of his reappearance run when winning a five-furlong handicap at this course earlier this month and, having only gone up 4 lb for that success, he remains of interest. Still fairly low-mileage for a four-year-old, he could yet have more to offer, and if anything, the step back up to six furlongs will be in his favour, so from a reasonable draw, he is fancied to follow up. Moonraker should snap his long losing run before long judged on recent efforts and he is a live danger, whilst Mazzini also enters calculations.

Timeform UK SmartPlays

Win back El Hombre in the 15:30 at Haydock
Win back Melodic Motion in the 16:20 at Goodwood
Win back Vibrant Chords in the 16:50 at Goodwood


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