Timeform UK SmartPlays: Monday January 18

There is racing at Wolverhampton on Monday
There is racing at Wolverhampton on Monday

Timeform bring you three bets for Monday's UK racing...


"She looks feasibly-treated from the same mark here, with George Baker in the saddle once again."

Best Example - Wolverhampton 14:30

There is not much separating this field on ratings, but Best Example shaped well last time at Kempton from this mark, having been left poorly-placed from his wide draw, and running on late to grab fourth. This was his third solid effort on the all-weather this winter, and he could get have more to offer from a better draw here today, with the headgear (that he ran poorly in here in November) left off again. Big Time has been running well since switched to the all-weather, and could be the chief danger to the selection.


Aviador - Plumpton 14:45

There are some ungainly sorts in this staying handicap hurdle, and it could be worth chancing Aviador, who is lightly-raced for his age, and went close here last season over C&D from just 2-lbs lower in the weights under this rider. The re-opposing Flemi Two Toes, who wore down Aviador that day in a slow-motion finish, is now 13 lbs worse off with the selection on that running, and Aviador should make that difference count if coming on for his last outing at Huntingdon, where he shaped as if he may have needed the outing.


Clodianna - Wolverhampton 16:00

There are a few interesting types here, none more so than Clodianna, who has run well in two starts in handicaps when placed on both occasions, and should appreciate this step up in trip. Clodianna was possibly better than the result when third at Lingfield last time, having been forced wide/shuffled back on the home turn, and closing late. She looks feasibly-treated from the same mark here, with George Baker in the saddle once again. Last-time-out winner Winged Dancer will probably provide the biggest threat to the selection, but he will need to improve again to defy an 8-lb rise.


Timeform UK SmartPlays

Back Best Example in the 14:30 at Wolverhampton
Back Aviador in the 14:45 at Plumpton
Back Clodianna in the 16:00 at Wolverhampton


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