Timeform UK SmartPlays: Monday February 1

There is racing from Kempton on Monday
There is racing from Kempton on Monday

Timeform have picked out bets from Kempton and Wolverhampton on Monday.

"Useful 7-lb claimer Lulu Stanford takes over in the saddle, and the 6 lb rise in the weights doesn't look enough to stop him going in again."

Giovanni Di Bicci - Kempton 15:25

Giovanni Di Bicci landed a gamble last time over C&D, returning from a long absence and having reportedly had a breathing operation, and with that much improved effort now under his belt, he should be hard to beat under a penalty here. Useful 7-lb claimer Lulu Stanford takes over in the saddle, and the 6 lb rise in the weights doesn't look enough to stop him going in again. Ziggys Star won twice prior to disappointing on fibresand last time, and could be the biggest threat if bouncing back.

Perfect Alchemy - Kempton 15:55

Perfect Alchemy was back to form when last seen at Lingfield in January, finishing second in front of a subsequent winner, and she could be worth backing now back against her own sex. Perfect Alchemy is well treated on her 2014 form, considering she won from a 9 lb higher mark that summer. Today could be the day she gets back to winning ways, with a low draw and few progressive sorts to beat here. Last-time-out winner Queen Aggie has never defied a mark this high, and is one to take on.

National Service - Wolverhampton 17:15

This is a competitive race, but a 4 lb rise for National Service's last win at Kempton - where he was following up from a C&D win here earlier last month - looks lenient, considering he didn't have everything go his way, and impressed with his finishing fractions on the day. He is taken to land the hat-trick for Gordon Elliot. Quite A Story gives the impression she will have more to offer at some point, and may well build on her third here last time, which came on the back of a long break.

Timeform UK SmartPlays

Back Giovanni Di Bicci in the 15:25 at Kempton
Back Perfect Alchemy in the 15:55 at Kempton
Back National Service in the 17:15 at Wolverhampton

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