Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday July 23
Timeform pick out three bets from Ascot and York on Saturday...
"That represented a significant improvement on the form he produced to finish second on his penultimate start over this C&D..."
Fair Eva - Ascot 14:45
Fair Eva looked an exciting prospect when making a successful racecourse debut at Haydock last month, travelling smoothly into contention as the field entered the final three furlongs and pulling clear under a hands-and-heels ride. The runner-up has since opened her account in a listed race at Newmarket and - entitled to improve with that initial experience under her belt - Fair Eva is taken to see off the attentions of Kilmah and give Frankel a first pattern race winner.
Von Blucher - Ascot 15:20
Von Blucher showed a useful level of form when getting off the mark at Lingfield in October and confirmed the promise of that effort with a comfortable success on his most recent outing at Newmarket. He appeared to have more in hand than the official winning margin suggests that day and - although a 7 lb hike in the weights makes life tougher here - Von Blucher shaped as if capable of making his mark in this company and is fancied to follow up with a defeat of Folkswood.
Intisaab - York 16:10
Intisaab continued his progression with a comfortable victory at Ayr last time, showing an impressive turn of foot to lead deep inside the final furlong and giving the impression he is worth his place in a race of this nature. That represented a significant improvement on the form he produced to finish second on his penultimate start over this C&D and - a narrow leader on Timeform ratings - Intisaab is expected to prove too strong for last year's winner Tanzeel.
Timeform UK SmartPlays:
Back Fair Eva in the 14:45 at Ascot
Back Von Blucher in the 15:20 at Ascot
Back Intisaab in the 16:10 at York