Timeform UK SmartPlays: Monday August 29

There is Flat racing from Ripon on Monday
There is Flat racing from Ripon on Monday

Timeform pick out three bets from Epsom and Ripon on Bank Holiday Monday...


"That represented a fairly useful level of form in what was the strongest race she has contested in four starts for the William Haggas yard..."

Shufooq - Ripon 14:45

Shufooq produced the best effort of her short career to date when second at York last time, responding well to pressure in the final furlong and simply unlucky to bump into an extremely well-treated rival on the day. That represented a fairly useful level of form in what was the strongest race she has contested in four starts for the William Haggas yard and she remains with the potential to do better. The consistent Carnageo is an obvious danger, but has less scope for manoeuvre from his current mark than the selection and Shufooq can take another step forward with the second victory of her career.


Mailshot - Ripon 15:55

Mailshot fared better than the bare result when fifth in a valuable nursery at Goodwood last month, forced to deliver his challenge on the disadvantaged side of the track and ultimately doing extremely well to finish as close as he did in the circumstances. He certainly showed enough to suggest he still hasn't reached his peak yet and that form already leaves his rivals with 2 lb to find on Timeform ratings. The unexposed Alicante Dawn is feared most in his hat-trick bid, but Mailshot's experience could make all the difference here and he can establish himself as another useful two-year-old for Mark Johnston.


Lorelina - Epsom 17:25

Lorelina brought up the double with a narrow victory on her most recent outing over this C&D, stringing a couple of good efforts together for the first time in her career and giving the impression there could yet be more to come now that she has developed the winning habit. She was admittedly seen to maximum effect last time (better-placed than most in a steadily-run race), but found plenty when challenged by the reopposing Crowning Glory and - 1 lb clear of that rival on Timeform ratings - Lorelina is fancied to uphold the form and can complete the hat-trick for the in-form Andrew Balding yard.


Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Back Shufooq in the 14:45 at Ripon
Back Mailshot in the 15:55 at Ripon
Back Lorelina in the 17:25 at Epsom

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