Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday February 25

There is jumps racing from Kempton on Saturday
There is jumps racing from Kempton on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from Kempton and Lingfield on Saturday.


Chester Street - Lingfield 14:40

Chester Street can have a line put through his most recent run at this venue, taking his chance despite breaking through the stalls beforehand and not surprisingly racing keenly in the race itself. He looked a useful prospect when successful on his penultimate outing at Chelmsford and, while the thriving Chevallier is an obvious danger here, Chester Street is fancied to take advantage of what remains a fair mark and can make it four wins from five starts on the all-weather.

River Wylde - Kempton 15:00

River Wylde showed a useful level of form when making a successful hurdling debut at Ludlow last month and didn't need to improve to follow up under a penalty on his most recent outing over the same C&D. He was value for far more than the official winning margin that day and, with the possibility of more to come after just two starts, River Wydle is expected to take this step up in class in his stride and can maintain his unbeaten record over hurdles with a defeat of Capitaine.

Viva Steve - Kempton 15:35

Viva Steve shaped better than the bare result when down the field on his most recent outing in the Classic Chase at Warwick (unsuited by the emphasis on stamina), and is better-judged on the form of his earlier victory at Ayr. That form gives him the edge over Irish Saint on Timeform ratings and, with Barry Geraghty taking over in the saddle, Viva Steve is fancied to improve on his sixth in this race 12 months ago and can continue the fine form of trainer Fergal O'Brien.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Chester Street in the 14:40 at Lingfield
Win back River Wylde in the 15:00 at Kempton
Win back Viva Steve in the 15:35 at Kempton


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