Timeform UK SmartPlays: Monday July 25

Two of Monday's SmartPlays come from Wolverhampton
Two of Monday's SmartPlays come from Wolverhampton

Timeform pick out three bets from the UK racing on Monday.

"He is still lightly raced compared to many in this field, and could have more to offer for his expert handler."

Cymraeg Bounty - 14:30 Ayr

Cymraeg Bounty is three from three at this track for Iain Jardine at trips between seven and ten furlongs, and seems to be a horse still on the up after producing his best effort yet over C&D last time, beating the re-opposing three-year-old Sophie P comfortably by two and three-quarter lengths. He is 6 lb worse off with Sophie P here after a 7 lb rise in the weights, but his profile means he could well have more to offer here with another similar scenario likely (should be able to get the lead and make it a test at the trip on soft ground).

What Usain - 19:10 Wolverhampton

Plenty to like about What Usain here as he makes his second start for David O'Meara following a career-best effort when second over an extended mile at this track last month. The first and third from that race have both won since, and What Usain - a dual winner over this C&D for his former trainer - looks to have been found a good opportunity to extend his good record at this track. He is still lightly raced compared to many in this field, and could have more to offer for his expert handler. Illusive Force was beaten less than a length into second here last time and could rate the main danger.

Ilzam - 20:10 Wolverhampton

Three-year-old Ilzam is making his open-handicap debut here after two below-par efforts over longer trips on turf, but is worth forgiving those efforts now back in trip and back at the venue of his best performance, which came here in a strong three-year-old handicap (for the time of year) in March over seven furlongs. He saw out a mile well at Lingfield after that, and this sort of trip should be within his grasp. He looks well treated on his best efforts taking into account the generous weight-for-age allowance that his generation get against their elders at this time of year, and looks worth backing. Charlie Bear pulled hard over a mile and a half last time but is fairly treated on his Irish form and could be a player if settling better today.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Back Cymraeg Bounty in the 14:30 at Ayr
Back What Usain in the 19:10 at Wolverhampton
Back Ilzam in the 20:10 at Wolverhampton

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