Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday 11 April

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"...the way he's been travelling suggests he should be well-suited to a more truly run race in handicap company."

Timeform on Morraman

Ardera Cross - Wetherby 14:20

As you would expect for a selling hurdle, this field consists of largely unreliable types, meaning that it is difficult to get past Dan Skelton's Ardera Cross. He's a very consistent campaigner for this level, for all that he's on a lengthy losing spree at the moment, and the 6 lb he receives from Carrigmoorna Matt means he ought to reverse the form of that rival's win at Stratford last month. American Tom isn't without a chance though has questions to answer now.

Las Tunas - Wetherby 14:55

Las Tunas is going through a good spell at the moment, and resumed winning ways in good style over C&D last month, going on leaving the home turn and drawing clear to win by seven lengths. He's now 2 wins from 4 starts since being fitted with a tongue strap, and can improve that further to defy an 8 lb rise with the headgear again applied. Reverse The Charge disappointed when bidding for the hat-trick at Catterick but has been freshened up since and can pose the biggest threat.

Morraman - Wetherby 15:25

Morraman has made a positive start to his career as a hurdler in six starts so far, winning once at Musselburgh back in December, and the way he's been travelling suggests he should be well-suited to a more truly run race in handicap company. As such, he gets the marginal vote in what looks a tight contest. Fellow handicap debutant De Forgotten One is next on the list, ahead of Steel Wave, who looks well-treated at present.

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