Timeform UK SmartPlays: Monday, May 22

There is Flat racing from Leicester on Monday
There is Flat racing from Leicester on Monday

Timeform pick out three bets on Monday.


Penny Pot Lane - 14:50 Carlisle

Most of these have something to prove at present, but PENNY POT LANE is well weighted, and with her reappearance behind her, is expected to be very competitive this time. Franny Norton looks an eye-catching booking for the Richard Whitaker-trained filly and she is now back down to just 4 lb above her last winning mark. Merdon Castle is a potential reviver back on turf so heads the list of dangers.

Nigh Or Never - 17:40 Redcar

Beepeecee represents an in-form yard and along with Clenymistra, who shaped well on her final start for Marco Botti, is respected, however NIGH OR NEVER cost plenty as a yearling and suggested he could well come into his own in handicaps when midfield in a Nottingham maiden on return last month. He needs forgiving a lesser effort at Lingfield subsequently, but should have more to offer from an opening mark of 60.

Eskendash - 19:35 Leicester

This looks a tightly-knit handicap, however ESKENDASH shaped really well when runner-up on handicap debut at Windsor a fortnight ago, comfortably surpassing the form of his AW maiden win, so has to be of serious interest from 1 lb higher. He has plenty of experience, having finished second in all four starts in bumpers, and looks up to this task. Swaheen is expected to step up on his reappearance, with Hidden Oasis and Indy worth a second look starting out for shrewd yards.

Timeform UK SmartPlays

Win back Penny Pot Lane in the 14:50 Carlisle
Win back Nigh Or Never in the 17:40 Redcar
Win back Eskendash in the 19:35 Leicester


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