Timeform UK SmartPlays: Friday, October 27

There is Flat racing at Doncaster on Friday
There is Flat racing at Doncaster on Friday

Timeform pick out three bets on the Flat on Friday...


Dark Magic - 16:35 Newbury

Dean Ivory is having an excellent season with his sprinters and Dark Magic can continue that trend here after winning his maiden (over seven furlongs) under hands and heels last time. He appeals as the type to go on improving now entering handicaps (cost plenty as a yearling and has a smart pedigree). Alaadel, Baron Bolt and Gin In The Inn are solid alternatives, however, and strong cases can be made for any of the trio.

Graceful Lady - 17:10 Newbury

Graceful Lady ran a big race in the Cesarewitch Trial last time considering she was 4 lb out of the weights, and she looks a good option here now returning to calmer waters. The New Pharaoh is fairly weighted, but needs things to drop right, while Gabrial's Star shouldn't be far away with a repeat effort.

Ice Dancing - 17:20 Doncaster

Ice Dancing has yet to match his all-weather form on turf, but with only a handful of starts in handicaps in this sphere it is too early to pigeonhole him just yet. Fellow three-year-old Ludorum chief may well emerge as a major threat, along with the Richard Fahey-trained Sir Reginald Brown.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Dark Magic in the 16:35 at Newbury
Win back Graceful Lady in the 17:10 at Newbury
Win back Ice Dancing in the 17:20 at Doncaster


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