Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday 30 August

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There is flat racing from Chelmsford and Sandown on Saturday

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

"A repeat of that form would make him extremely tough to beat..."

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Positive - 15:35 Sandown

POSITIVE is clear at the head of our weight adjusted ratings for this Group 3 contest and it isn't hard to see why off the back of his two performances. He ran to a useful level for a debutant at Salisbury when winning by five lengths and that form has a strong look to it, with three of the next four home stepping up on their effort next time out. Clive Cox immediately outlined Goodwood was next for this son of Dutch Art and he finished a clear second behind the exciting Pinatubo. This colt lost nothing in defeat and the selection himself pulled five lengths clear of the third, with the re-opposing second favourite, Visinari, three and a half lengths further back. A repeat of that form would make him extremely tough to beat and he can take this on his way to bigger prizes at the back end of this season.

Lay
Kings Caper - 19:45 Chelmsford

Mark Johnston sends KING'S CAPER down to Chelmsford for this good prize and off the back of the two minor company wins, is likely to start a short price favourite. However, given the profile of the other two runners, he could be vulnerable and is worth opposing. His performances were impressive but weren't the strongest of heats, whereas Saqqara King was last seen finishing second in listed company in Deauville. He is an American-bred colt that should enjoy the switch to the all-weather, so can cause an upset in this contest. Wild Thunder is also capable of leaving his previous effort behind now tackling the all-weather as he was a good winner at Goodwood on debut and that form is strong enough for him to play a part as well.

SmartStat
Sun Cuisine - 20:15 Chelmsford

2 - Charlie Appleby's number of winners in past 2 runnings.

Charlie Appleby is responsible for saddling both winners of this contest since this meeting was introduced in 2017 and he bids to make it three from three with SUN CUISINE. This colt disappointed on debut when starting an extremely short priced favourite but failed to live up to market expectations. He faded in the final furlong then and with that outing under his belt as well as blinkers applied to focus his mind, he can take a step forward from that and go some way to living up to his $1.3million price tag. The switch to the all-weather will suit this American bred colt as well, so plenty looks in his favour to leave his debut performance behind and kick on with his career.

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