Timeform UK SmartPlays: Sunday 24 November

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Designer Destiny - 13:40 Uttoxeter

This looks a useful race of its type, and Designer Destiny is taken to build on his encouraging hurdling debut at Newbury last time. That looked a hot race, two potentially smart types pulling well clear of the remainder, and Designer Destiny ran about as well as could be expected (sent off at odds of 50/1) to finish fifth. This looks an easier assignment, for all there are some equally progressive types in opposition, and Harry Whittington's lightly-raced five-year-old is fancied to go close here.

Lay
Song of The Sky - 15:40 Uttoxeter

Song of The Sky romped home to win by 15 lengths over fences at Lingfield earlier this month, showing improved form to do so, but that was a thin race, and she will likely be overbet now returned to hurdles from what could be a lenient mark. She remains a maiden in this sphere and is worth taking on as a result.

Smart Stat
Idee de Garde - 13:10 Uttoxeter

31% - Dan Skelton's strike rate at UTTOXETER since the start of the 2014/15 season

Dan Skelton has his string in great order and has a good record at this track, so his Idee de Garde has to be of interest in the first. He attracted support and was beaten only by a head on his first start for 10 months over this C&D earlier this month, looking the winner on the run-in but just caught on the line. He looks up to winning races from this mark and is taken to go one place better now.

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