Timeform UK SmartPlays: Sunday 23 June

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"The quick turnaround is a slight concern here, but he looks sure to take all the beating once again if arriving in the same sort of form..."

Timeform on Ronava

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Bayshore Freeway - 16:00 Pontefract

Bayshore Freeway produced a career best to regain the winning thread at Chelmsford on Wednesday, leading from the outset and always doing enough when challenged in the straight. That form sets the standard by some margin on weight-adjusted ratings here, and this consistent sort looks sure to give it another good go from the front, with a previous win over this C&D - albeit at a much lower level - already to her name. Hameem, who remains open to more improvement in her four-timer bid, and recent Goodwood winner Spirit of Appin head the list of dangers.

Lay
Dubai Tradition - 14:55 Pontefract

Dubai Tradition clearly holds sound claims on the back of a close-up second at Ripon, but every horse has his price, and with no shortage of dangers despite the small field, he looks opposable at the current odds on offer, with Monica Sheriff making plenty of appeal for the Daniel Tudhope/William Haggas combination that has a remarkable 65% strike rate when teaming up this term, including a brace at Royal Ascot. For her part, Monica Sheriff appeared to relish the increased emphasis on stamina when getting off the mark at Haydock last time, well suited by the longer trip and testing conditions, and it would be no surprise if she proved capable of following up under a penalty, with further improvement on the cards.

Smart Stat
Ronava - 16:55 Hexham

31% - Dr Richard Newland's strike rate in summer

Ronava confirmed the promise of his reappearance/stable debut with a dominant win at Stratford on Tuesday, drawing clear on the approach to the last and fully 20 lengths clear of his nearest pursuer at the line. The quick turnaround is a slight concern here, but he looks sure to take all the beating once again if arriving in the same sort of form, a narrow leader on weight-adjusted ratings (7 lb included) with the prospect of even more to come for the Dr Richard Newland yard that has excelled with similar recruits in the past.

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