Timeform UK SmartPlays: Sunday 18 May

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There is Flat racing from Ripon on Sunday

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

"...with the prospect of even better to come, she is expected to come out on top..."

Timeform on Kareena Kapoor

Knighted - 16:20 Ripon

A useful contest where it is perhaps worth taking a chance on Knighted, who has possibly just needed his two comeback outings this term and his front-running style should be well suited to this venue. Kripke improved to win at Pontefract last time and has the potential for better again, while Gurkha Friend is seeking a hat-trick of wins in this contest and is unlikely to give up his crown without a fight.

Kareena Kapoor - 16:55 Ripon

Kareena Kapoor contested a couple of strong turf events last summer (beaten by a couple of smart fillies), and didn't need to improve to win a minor event on the all-weather at Newcaslte over the winter. The handicapper hasn't overreacted with her opening mark, looking more than fair, and with the prospect of even better to come, she is expected to come out on top, likely at the main expense of Gold Filigree, who is more exposed but the return to six furongs will be in her favour. Isaan Queen is another to consider.

Australis - 17:30 Ripon

Australis left his debut effort well behind when runner-up at Wetherby 12 days ago, despite not looking the finished article, and with further progress in the offing, he is fancied to make a bold bid. Great Example, Millions Memories and International Guy are also considered in a race sure to throw up plenty of winners.

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