Timeform UK SmartPlays: Friday April 1

Friday's final Smartplay comes from Wolverhampton
Friday's final Smartplay comes from Wolverhampton

Timeform pick out three bets in the UK on Friday...


"Mr Christopher is drawn low and should be able to adopt a prominent position this time which served him well when winning over C&D in February..."

Diamond - 15:10 Lingfield

Diamond Charlie has not won since 2014 but he has been given a chance by the handicapper (10 lb lower in the weights than for that last win), and with three confirmed front runners in this field of seven, this may well pan out in his favour, given that he is a free-going sort that requires a strong pace to be seen to best effect. If Bertie Blu Boy is not too inconvenienced by being taken on for the lead by both Bahamian Surprise and Equally Fast then he will be the biggest threat to the selection.


Potters Cross - 15:35 Newbury

Irish point winner Potters Cross - who was placed in a Grade 2 over hurdles - looked ahead of his mark at Chepstow last time on only his second chase start, and was going better than anything else in the race (touched 1.4 in-running on Betfair) when he unseated five out. He is worth another chance to confirm the promise of that run here, with his biggest rival looking to be Viva Steve, who will find this a lot easier than the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival which he contested last time.


Mr Christopher - 20:45 Wolverhampton

A change from prominent tactics meant that Mr Christopher was not seen to best effect over a mile at Kempton last time (raced freely when held up in a race run at a modest pace) and he is worth another chance here with Richard Kingscote back in the saddle. Mr Christopher is drawn low and should be able to adopt a prominent position this time which served him well when winning over C&D in February in first-time cheekpieces, which are kept on today. Last-time-out winner Indian Affair is consistent enough and could provide the biggest danger to the selection.


Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Back Diamond Charlie in the 15:10 at Lingfield
Potters Corner in the 15:35 at Newbury
Back Mr Christopher in the 20:45 at Wolverhampton


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