Timeform UK SmartPlays: Sunday 10 March

Runners jump a hurdle
There's National Hunt action at Musselburgh on Sunday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Musselburgh on Sunday...

"...his strength at the finish suggests he could be up to winning again raised just 3 lb and he's taken to follow up as a result."

Timeform on Knockgraffon

Knockgraffon - Musselburgh 15:05

Knockgraffon has won on both of his visits to Musselburgh, including on his most recent run in January, when exploiting a lower mark to return to winning ways. He was forced to dig deep that day, but his strength at the finish suggests he could be up to winning again raised just 3 lb and he's taken to follow up as a result. Mixboy is another likable type and he's respected considering he's run well here in the past.

Indian Opera - Musselburgh 15:35

Indian Opera is in fine form at the moment, winning two of her last three starts, and her most recent win was a much improved showing at Catterick last time, when showing good battling qualities to keep hold of the lead inside the final 100 yards. She looks open to more improvement yet, and with that in mind is fancied to defy a 4 lb rise and win again. Liva isn't really crying out for this trip but he's made a positive start over hurdles and this sharp track will at least help, with Ballycrystal Court another to consider.

Pinch of Ginger - Musselburgh 16:10

A trappy contest, in which it looks worth siding with Pinch of Ginger. He turned in a lazy performance over hurdles when last seen at Towcester in April 2018, but he's been given plenty of time to freshen up since then, and he arrives here on the same mark as when winning over fences at Bangor in January 2018. The fact he's returning from a break means he's likely to be a touch bigger in the betting than he should be, and he looks worth chancing to return to form after an absence. Sedgefield 1-2 Shaiyzar and Veauce de Sivola are others to consider, while Flying Jack can't be ruled out, either.

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