Timeform pick out three bets for Friday's UK racing...
"He confirmed the promise of his stable debut when recording a first win on turf that day..."
Faintly - 14:05 Lingfield
Faintly ran to something like his best form when narrowly denied over this C&D in November and, dropped into selling company for the first time, that effort leaves his rivals with some 5 lb to find on Timeform ratings. He improved for the switch to more positive tactics when caught in the shadows of the post that day and that looks strong form in the context of this race, with the winner having since gone in again at Kempton. Faintly has a five month absence to overcome here, but is fancied to make a successful debut for his new yard, with Red Unico likely to give the selection most to do.
Lewisham - 15:25 Chepstow
Lewisham had some useful form to his name in six starts as a two-year-old, including when second in the Group 2 July Stakes, and he showed that plenty of the ability remains intact with a wide-margin victory at Nottingham last time. He confirmed the promise of his stable debut when recording a first win on turf that day and the best of his form suggests he could yet prove well-treated off a 10 lb higher mark. Lewisham isn't always the most straightforward under pressure, but should be too good if reproducing the form of his most recent outing and can see off the attentions of Elusivity for another success here.
Bajan Rebel - 17:15 Musselburgh
Bajan Rebel returned from nearly seven months off the track with a second career victory at Catterick last week, staying on to take the lead with a furlong to run and showing a commendable attitude to see off a whole host of challengers. The conditions of that race mean she avoids a penalty here and, having won from out of the handicap on that occasion, she actually bids to follow up off a 1 lb lower mark. Bajan Rebel has far better recent form in the book than most of these and would appear to hold obvious claims if in the same form, with Top Offer feared most now dropped in grade.
Timeform UK SmartPlays:
Back Faintly in the 14:05 at Lingfield
Back Lewisham in the 15:25 at Chepstow
Back Bajan Rebel in the 17:15 at Musselburgh