Timeform UK SmartPlays: Monday September 26

There is Flat racing from Bath on Monday
There is Flat racing from Bath on Monday

Timeform pick out three bets from Bath and Hamilton on Monday.


Jacob's Pillow - Hamilton 14:50

Mystical King got his trainer Linda Perratt off the cold list when winning over five furlongs here on Saturday, but he's not an obvious one to follow up, so preference is instead for Jacob's Pillow, who bounced back to his best when second to Reflation at this track last week and can turn the tables on revised terms. Jacob's Pillow again looked suited by the application of more forceful tactics, giving best only late on to the patiently-ridden Reflaction, and he'll hopefully be able to repeat those tactics with success this time.

Taking Libertys - Hamilton 16:20

Taking Libertys produced his best effort this season when a close second of 12 to Southern Strife at Carlisle last time and has good claims of going one place better under similar conditions in this mile handicap. Taking Libertys was reappearing after eight weeks off at Carlisle, and he's also dropped a long way in the weights since the start of the season when he was BHA-rated 87; he's been put back up another 2 lb to 70 here. Taking Libertys was beaten only by an improver at Carlisle, the pair pulling clear of the remainder, and he looks worth a bet.

Precious Plum - Bath 16:40

The likely strong pace in this handicap over almost six furlongs should really play into the hands of Precious Plum, who was well on top at the finish when landing an AW nursery last time, despite again still being keen (held up). Silvestre de Sousa was doing the steering that day and he maintains the partnership here, which is obviously a big positive, and a 5 lb rise may not be enough to prevent Precious Plum from following up.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Back Jacob's Pillow in the 14:50 at Hamilton
Back Taking Libertys in the 16:20 at Hamilton
Back Precious Plum in the 16:40 at Bath


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