Timeform UK SmartPlays: Sunday 17 February

Runners jump a fence
There's National Hunt action at Market Rasen on Sunday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Market Rasen on Sunday...

"...it would be no surprise should she prove good enough to shed her maiden tag in this..."

Timeform on So Lonely

So Lonely - Market Rasen 14:45

The fact that So Lonely isn't the most straightforward and has yet to win a race will put plenty off supporting her, but she hasn't been with Dan Skelton for very long, having joined the yard two starts ago. Her opening mark looks a fair one, and it would be no surprise should she prove good enough to shed her maiden tag in this for a trainer who do very well with this kind of recruit. Floral Bouquet struggled over fences last time but she could easily get back o track over timber.

Potters Midnight - Market Rasen 15:15

Potters Midnight produced a career-best effort to return to winning ways at Lingfield last month, looming up around the bend before picking it up two out and striding on to score by two lengths. She's been hit by a 7 lb rise for that, but she's an improved mare so far this term, and may be worth chancing in what looks a particularly wide open contest. Dino Velvet was a long way below par at Kempton last time, but has claims if bringing his best form to the table.

Skipthecuddles - Market Rasen 15:50

An intriguing match between two promising novices. Chosen Path is likely to be a short price, and there may therefore be some value in taking him on with Skipthecuddles. The pair are separated by just 1 lb on Timeform's weight-adjusted ratings for the race, and whilst Skipthecuddles struggled at Chepstow on his most recent start, he produced a very promising debut in Grade 2 company at Newbury in December and a repeat of that would put him firmly in the mix.

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