Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday 19 October

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"...of obvious interest on debut given his stable’s record in bumpers..."

Timeform on Mille Sussurri

Count d'Orsay - 15:25 Catterick

Count d'Orsay had to wait for a gap from two furlongs out before running on for second in a York handicap earlier this month and that running would suggest that Tim Easterby's gelding is still ahead of his mark. Moss Gill finished two lengths ahead of him that day but Count d'Orsay is 6 lb better off at the weights here and another bold showing could see him reverse the form.

Yasir 18:15 Wolverhampton

Yasir put in a good performance at Kempton recently but enjoyed a clearer run than many and the bare form of that race may be somewhat flattering. Sophie Leech's gelding is a seven-time course winner and can give a good account of himself but will struggle to pose a serious threat to the principals here. Konigin is off a career-low mark while Sacred Sprite was poorly placed last time and both may have more to offer.

Smart Stat
Mille Sussurri - 17:20 Ffos Las

£16.55 - Harry Fry's profit to a £1 level stake with bumper debutants

Not a lot to go on in this field with only three runners having raced previously but Mille Sussurri is of obvious interest on debut given his stable's record in bumpers. His breeding warrants attention (out of a winning pointer and brother to a point winner), suggesting he will stay further than this in time, but Harry Fry does well with such types and any confidence in the market would be encouraging.

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