Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday December 17

There is jumps racing from Haydock on Saturday
There is jumps racing from Haydock on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets on Saturday...


Colin's Sister - Haydock 14:05
Colin's Sister has made a seamless transition to hurdling after five efforts without a win in bumpers, and is unbeaten in two starts, following up a win on her debut at Chepstow in October with a useful display at Warwick last month. Fergal O'Brien is in hot form at the moment, and his mare is fancied to continue her rapid improvement by taking this mares' listed contest. Tearsofclewbay has a significant amount to find on Timeform ratings if she is to trouble the favourite, but rates as the biggest danger in this field with progress expected, whilst My Khaleesi is best of the rest.

Bun Doran - Newcastle 14:55
Bun Doran is lightly raced, and tries his luck in handicap company having made just one start over the bigger fences in his career so far, shaping well when third at Uttoxeter last month. Tom George's gelding was beaten 19 ¾ lengths that day, but shaped better than the distance suggests, and with the five-year-old likely to be able to make the running, he gets the vote to get off the mark over fences at the second attempt. Final Assault has run well on both starts this term and looks the biggest danger, whilst Ash Park is next best.

Go Conquer - Ascot 15:00
Go Conquer has come on in leaps and bounds of late, and took another step forward when just denied by a subsequent Grade 2 winner here on his return last month. Jonjo O'Neill's gelding is up 4 lb for that effort, but he's likely to improve again, and will be suited by the step up in trip. This rates as a good opportunity and he gets the vote, ahead of the potentially well treated pair of Eduard and The Druids Nephew.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Colin's Sister in the 14:05 at Haydock
Win back Bun Doran in the 14:55 at Newcastle
Win back Go Conquer in the 15:00 at Ascot


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