Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday, December 23

There is a fine card at Lingfield on Saturday afternoon
There is a fine card at Lingfield on Saturday afternoon

Timeform pick out three bets from Lingfield's excellent card on Saturday...

"His yard who do well with this type so he could have more to offer both here and over the coming weeks."

Zest - Lingfield 12:35

This is likely to boil down to a straight fight between ZEST and Singyoursong. The latter is the pick at the weights but has been absent since August and, moreover, may find things happening too quickly back at 1m in what could develop into a tactical affair. Preference is for Zest, who appears better-equipped to cope with such a scenario and who is likely to be ridden more prominently by Daniel Muscatt. Summer Icon can see off Bumptious for minor place money.

Master The World - Lingfield 13:45

There isn't much between several of these on weight-adjusted Timeform ratings, however MASTER THE WORLD has returned to form back on the AW of late, landing a similar event over C&D last month prior to going down all guns blazing in a stronger race at Kempton. The 6-y-o should prove a tough nut to crack. Battalion landed this race 12 months ago and will be a danger to all if on-song, but he needs to bounce back and a bigger threat may be posed by Red Label.

Primero - Lingfield 14:55

PRIMERO, a multiple AW winner in France for Christophe Ferland, made an encouraging debut for this yard at Wolverhampton and, likely to be sharper now (that was his first run for 5 months), he makes plenty of appeal back up in trip off a 2 lb lower mark. His yard who do well with this type so he could have more to offer both here and over the coming weeks. With Hajaam seemingly in the handicapper's grip judged on his latest effort at Kempton, Abareeq and Elysian Fields rate the main dangers.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:
(All from Lingfield)

Win back Zest in the Lingfield 12:35
Win back Master The World in the Lingfield 13:45
Win back Primero in the Lingfield 14:55

Want to know how these tips get on? You can find today's horse racing results on the Timeform website.

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