Timeform UK SmartPlays: Monday, August 28

There is Flat racing from Ripon on Monday
There is Flat racing from Ripon on Monday

Timeform pick out three bets from Ripon and Southwell on Monday...


Breaking Free - Southwell 14:35

Breaking Free is still a maiden following 11 attempts, but this could be the day when he gets his head in front. Indeed, the three-year-old posted his best effort of the year by some way when second to the progressive Anna Medici (winner twice again since) at Chelmsford last time and is just 1 lb higher now. Luath was third off this mark at Newcastle three starts back and looks best of the remainder under Sammy Jo Bell.

Gurkha Friend - Ripon 15:55

Gurkha Friend and Brilliant Vanguard's prominent style of racing has been seen to good effect here on a few occasions already this year and they are possibly the pair to focus on again as they have both grabbed handy draws near the rail. The former is reunited with Silvestre de Sousa for the first time since his C&D success in May and is narrowly preferred, with Laidback Romeo another to consider in what looks a competitive heat.

Lake Volta - Ripon 16:30

Lake Volta looked a potentially smart prospect when running away with the Hornblower over C&D recently and should take plenty of stopping with further progress very much on the cards. Enjazaat wasn't disgraced in Group 2 company at Newmarket last time and is respected with the Owen Burrows yard among the winners in recent days, while the selection's stablemate Rebel Assault also has the form to figure if her stamina holds.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Breaking Free in the 14:35 at Southwell
Win back Gurkha Friend in the 15:55 at Ripon
Win back Lake Volta in the 16:30 at Ripon


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