Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday, September 28

There is racing from Pontefract on Thursday
There is racing from Pontefract on Thursday

Timeform pick out three bets from Newmarket and Pontefract on Thursday...


Elarqam - 15:45 Newmarket

By Frankel and out of dual-Guineas winner Attraction, it's no surprise to see Elarqam quickly upped in grade following his impressive maiden win at York last time (won by three and three quarter lengths, always in control). An exciting prospect with a Timeform large 'P' attached to his rating (meaning he has the potential for significant improvement), he should be able to double up today. Tip Two Win is the clear pick on what's already been achieved, and another solid run is assured from Albishr.

UAE King - 16:20 Newmarket

Higher Power would have a big chance if running to the sort of level that saw him win the Northumberland Plate from a BHA mark of 107, but his last two efforts have been disappointing, and a first-time tongue tie doesn't inspire confidence here. Instead the bet could be UAE King, who has gone from strength to strength as his stamina has been drawn out this term, producing another career best when third in a listed race at Goodwood last month. Returning to this longer trip will suit and he is taken to land the spoils.

Mirimar - 18:20 Pontefract

Mirimar progressed again to finish second to another upwardly-mobile sort in a three-year-old handicap at Chepstow last time, and should have more to offer here against a field of mostly exposed older contenders. Effective on soft ground, he is fancied to resume winning ways in the finale. Satisfy is the other unexposed three-year-old in the field and looks the biggest danger..

Timeform UK SmartPlays:
(All from Newmarket)

Win back Elarqam in the 15:45 at Newmarket
Win back UAE King in the 16:20 at Newmarket
Win back Mirimar in the 18:20 at Pontefract


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