Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday, August 4

There is a good-quality card at Newmarket on Saturday
There is a good-quality card at Newmarket on Saturday
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"...a subsequent 2 lb rise underestimates her, and she is a confident selection with further improvement forthcoming..."

Timeform on Phantasmic

Swiss Knight - 15:50 Newmarket

Swiss Knight is best excused his latest run at Haydock when clearly something was amiss, dropping away tamely over two furlongs out. He looked potentially smart when winning a minor event on his return in June, though, and he could take a bit of stopping from an opening mark of 85 if resuming his progress. Highlight Reel also appeals as being on a good mark and could prove the main danger, while it is hard to argue with Starboy's recent record and it would be folly to ignore his chances.

Phantasmic - 16:25 Newmarket

Phantasmic improved as expected when making a winning handicap debut at Beverley in June and she lost little in defeat when a neck second to an equally progressive filly at Ascot last time (form looks strong with the winner only narrowly beaten in the Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood earlier this week). On that evidence, a subsequent 2 lb rise underestimates her, and she is a confident selection with further improvement forthcoming. Another improved showing is expected from Reassurance upped further in trip, and last-time-out winner Hyanna is an obvious danger.

Team Decision - 17:00 Newmarket

Team Decision has made a promising start to his career, winning two of his four starts to date, showing his opening mark was all wrong when landing a handicap at Windsor last time. He showed a different side to his game, his rider unable to dictate matters as he had done previously, but still showing a good attitude and he likely has more to offer. Paddy The Chef and Liva are the obvious alternatives in a race that the three-year-olds should dominate.

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