Timeform UK SmartPlays: Monday August 1
Timeform pick out three bets from three courses on Monday...
"...Moonlightnavigator remains feasibly treated having been rated a fair bit higher in the past."
Eccleston - Ripon 15:45
Eccleston is on his last winning mark (91), and having offered much more on his third start back when a length third of 12 to Intense Style at Doncaster in June, he has plenty to recommend him. The runner-up that day, George Cinq, won next time, while back seventh was Hoot It who came out and won the Stewards' Cup consolation race on Saturday. The booking of Silvestre de Sousa for Eccleston catches the eye, too.
Escalating - Windsor 19:30
Escalating had possible excuses when failing to fire at Epsom last time, including the fact he didn't seem at all comfortable on the track, and he's taken to get back on the up after a short break. Escalating remains quite lightly raced for a four-year-old sprinter, while he's only had five starts for the Mick Appleby yard, with only three of them coming when wearing a tongue tie.
Moonlightnavigator - Carlisle 19:45
Moonlightnavigator deserves a change in fortune after finishing runner-up at Ayr on his last three starts, including a week ago, and he could get that here with Josephine Gordon in the saddle. That aforementioned race has already produced a winner, with the sixth Ellaal scoring at Musselburgh last Friday, and Moonlightnavigator remains feasibly treated having been rated a fair bit higher in the past.
Timeform UK SmartPlays:
Back Ecclestone in the 15:45 at Ripon
Back Escalating in the 19:30 at Windsor
Back Moonlightnavigator in the 19:45 at Carlisle