Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday 14 March

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"...Antony Brittain's charge has a further 3 lb rise in the weights to contend with here, but there are still plenty of reasons to be positive about him in his follow-up bid..."

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FAIR ALIBI - 18:30 Southwell

FAIR ALIBI looked a different proposition when making a winning reappearance over C&D and, with further progress likely now pitched into a handicap off a potentially handy opening mark, he makes plenty of appeal. Key To Power was turned over when odds on for a minor event at Chelmsford, but she may also do better now handicapping, while the hat-trick seeking Giacomo Casanova enters calculations, too.

TATHMEEN - 19:00 Southwell

TATHMEEN proved at least as good as ever to resume winning ways at Wolverhampton last month, staying on strongly to make it two wins from three starts since dropping back to five furlongs. Antony Brittain's charge has a further 3 lb rise in the weights to contend with here, but there are still plenty of reasons to be positive about him in his follow-up bid; indeed, he sets the standard on weight-adjusted ratings and the form of that latest effort could hardly have worked out better, with the third, fourth and seventh all winning next-time-out.

LION HEARTED - 20:30 Southwell

LION HEARTED has been a revelation for new trainer Mick Appleby, making it five in a row at Wolverhampton on Tuesday in clinical fashion. He escapes a penalty here, with that latest success coming in an apprentice event, and would duly appear to sound claims of completing a six-timer if arriving in the same sort of form. Tagur and Hammer Gun have both enjoyed plenty of success at this venue and head the dangers.

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