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Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday 30 November

Chase action at Newbury
Timeform pick out their best bets on Saturday

"...looks to be on a fair opening mark on his return to action..."

Timeform on Jerrysback

Timeform pick out their best back, lay and smart stat bets on Saturday...

Jerrysback - 13:15 Newbury

Jerrysback failed to stay when well beaten in the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March, but he finished runner-up in a couple of Grade 2s as a novice last season and looks to be on a fair opening mark on his return to action. The drop back in trip should suit him nicely and he is expected to be bang there for the in-form Philip Hobbs yard.

Odyssey Girl - 11:25 Lingfield

Odyssey Girl overcame both inexperience and market weakness to make a winning debut a shade cosily at Newbury in July but has not markedly improved on that form in her four subsequent runs. She did produce a better effort on her latest appearance when second in a minor event at Wolverhampton but there has to be a question as to whether she is capable of knuckling down well enough to win races her ability suggests she should.

Smart Stat
Yes No Maybe So - 13:55 Bangor

3 - Donald McCain's number of winners in past 5 runnings

After getting off the mark at the second time of asking in bumpers Yes No Maybe So made a pleasing start over hurdles when runner-up at Sedgefield last month. He needs to build on that performance now in a stronger race, but trainer Donald McCain has an excellent record in this event and it would be folly to dismiss his charge.

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