Timeform UK SmartPlays: Monday 8 October

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"...this represents a drop in grade, and he has a good record fresh."

Timeform on Sir Mangan

Sir Mangan - Stratford 15:20

An open heat, in which Sir Mangan is fancied to come out on top. He fell in a big field handicap when last seen at Haydock in May, but this represents a drop in grade, and he has a good record fresh. Sleep Easy was a solid third at Newton Abbot last time and is respected, whilst Vive Le Roi is another likely candidate.

Finley's Eyes - 16:25 Stratford

The lightly-raced Finley's Eyes was much improved when last seen at Warwick at the end of May and likely has more to give. Lungarno Palace is back with a former stable, and sets a decent standard for a race like this, while Rouge Vif has to be respected also given the level of form he achieved when making a winning debut in a bumper back in March.

Flash The Steel - 17:30 Stratford

Flash The Steel landed the odds without too much fuss at Southwell in March, quickening clear inside the final furlong, and is he likely up to conceding a penalty. The Irish bumper Tight Call finished third in worked out well and he's since moved to Tim Vaughan, while Flemenco Tempo is an interesting newcomer.

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