Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday, July 5

There is Flat racing from Yarmouth on Thursday
There is Flat racing from Yarmouth on Thursday
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Timeform pick out their three best bets from Yarmouth on Thursday...

"The drop back in trip could suit and he should have more to offer..."

Timeform on Catoca

Alsimsaam - 14:50 Yarmouth

There was a lot to like about Alsimsaam's debut second at Lingfield last month, very green but flying home once the penny dropped, and this looks a good opportunity for him to go one better. That looked a good race for the track, and is preferred to Rita's Folly, who may prove next best unless the betting suggests the Mark Johnston newcomer Dark Vision is fancied.

Catoca - 15:50 Yarmouth

Catoca made a promising handicap debut over a mile and a quarter here last time, still not looking the finished article, keeping on in the closing stages but never a threat. The drop back in trip could suit and he should have more to offer. Cryptonite has only been nudged up 1 lb for his Redcar win so should go close again, while Muraadef failed to figure switched to handicaps last time but the fact he went off favourite suggests he's thought capable of better.

Howman - 16:50 Yarmouth

A small field but it contains some progressive sorts. The form of Howman's success in a minor event at Lingfield last time received a boost when the runner-up won next time, and he could yet have more to offer. The handicapper may have taken a chance by giving him a mark of 79, and given his price tag and pedigree, you would expect him to be plying his trade at a higher level later in the season. Rapier looks the type to improve now handicapping and looks the main danger.

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