Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday, December 21

There is all-weather racing from Chelmsford and Southwell on Thursday
There is all-weather racing from Chelmsford and Southwell on Thursday

Timeform pick out bets from Chelmsford and Southwell on Thursday...

"He was well backed that day, so clearly his new yard think he is on a fair enough mark..."

Ghaseedah - 14:50 Southwell

Ghaseedah proved a different proposition when winning a maiden on her fibresand debut over this C&D earlier this month, showing much improved form to get off the mark in impressive fashion, the drop to sprinting and different surface seeming key. She will remain of interest on this surface and a mark of 67 looks very lenient based on her latest performance. Vroom also goes well around here and looks the main danger turned out under a penalty.

Aleef - 20:15 Chelmsford

It has taken a while for Aleef to click this year, but he took a big step back in the right direction when finishing fourth behind the reopposing Cappananty Con over this C&D two weeks ago. Aleef was given a good ride from the front that day, and is beginning to look too well handicapped to ignore having placed off an 11 lb higher mark last season. The aforementioned Cappananty Con is likely to give it another good shot, while his stablemate Nezar was better than the result last time and also merits respect.

Olaudah - 20:45 Chelmsford

Olaudah was arguably unlucky not to make a winning start for Henry Candy over this C&D a fortnight ago, shaping really well, not settling fully and left with too much to do entering the straight, but finishing off his race really well. He was well backed that day, so clearly his new yard think he is on a fair enough mark, and he is expected to gain quick compensation here. Pulsating is another good advert for Archie Watson and can provide the main threat ahead of Mark Usher's Black Truffle again under useful 7 lb claimer Nicola Currie.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Ghaseedah in the 14:50 at Southwell
Win back Aleef in the 20:15 at Chelmsford
Win back Olaudah in the 20:45 at Chelmsford

Want to know how these tips get on? You can find today's horse racing results on the Timeform website.

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