Timeform UK SmartPlays: Monday April 18

There is racing from Windsor on Monday
There is racing from Windsor on Monday

Timeform pick out three bets from the UK on Monday.

"He is the selection to give Mick Channon and Silvestre De Sousa another winner."

Beardwood - Pontefract 15:10

Although Beardwood's three-year-old season was ultimately a little disappointing in the end after he began so promisingly (beat the progressive Dawn's Early Light in a maiden here and then put up a fairly useful effort when third in a handicap here in July), he does not lack physical scope and may well have improved for his winter break. He looks the one to be with here for the in-form Richard Fahey yard with Sammy Jo Bell taking off a useful 3 lb in the saddle. Michael Dods has started the season well and his pair of C&D winners My Name Is Rio and Ocean Sheridan look the likely dangers.

Flowers On Venus - Windsor 18:20

Flowers On Venus already looks a good buy for her shrewd connections and should have more to offer on what will be just her third career start here, after taking a step forward from her Wolverhampton maiden win when a close second at Southwell over five furlongs in February. That form is working out well (third won since) and she may prove too progressive for many in this field now back up in trip. Navigate is still relatively unexposed and is respected after getting back on track at Doncaster on his reappearance.

October Storm - Windsor 19:20

The handicapper seems to have give October Storm a workable opening handicap mark on the back of his maiden win at Kempton last month (upped markedly in trip and well backed) and he looks to have been found a good opportunity of following up on his handicap debut, with the other three-year-olds in this race seemingly lacking his obvious scope for improvement. He is the selection to give Mick Channon and Silvestre De Sousa another winner. Argyle is bred to be suited by this trip and could be the biggest danger to the selection.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Back Beardwood in the 15:10 at Pontefract
Back Flowers On Venus in the 18:20 at Windsor
Back October Storm in the 19:20 at Windsor

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