Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday March 26

Two of Saturday's SmartPlays come from Kempton
Two of Saturday's SmartPlays come from Kempton

Timeform pick out their three best bets in the UK on Saturday.

"Viewpoint has not won since April 2014, but he caught the eye on his second start for the Mick Appleby yard..."

Restorer - Kempton 14:15

Restorer finished runner-up in the Group 3 Autumn Stakes as a two-year-old in 2014 and, having made light of a 12-month absence when winning a listed event at Newmarket last backend, appeals as the sort to develop into a pattern performer this season. He also hails from a yard (Willie Muir) whose handful of all-weather runners have been ticking over quite nicely, a winner, a second and a third from its last five runners. Windshear tops the Timeform ratings but he may find this ten-furlong trip on the sharp side, the shortest he's tackled since May 2014.

Viewpoint - Kempton 14:50

Viewpoint has not won since April 2014, but he caught the eye on his second start for the Mick Appleby yard (left Richard Hannon for 8,000 guineas last October) when a close fourth to Perfect Cracker over the extended nine furlongs at Wolverhampton last week and has solid claims off the same mark with the return to 11 furlongs in his favour. He should also get the good pace that suit with Master of Finance, Gianstepsahead and, to some extent, Afonso de Sousa in opposition. The lightly-raced Barsanti, who made a winning handicap debut/start for the Roger Varian yard at Chelmsford last month could prove his biggest danger.

Achimota - Haydock 16:20

Achimota got himself back on track quickly returned to chasing when a keeping-on third to Leo Luna in a three-mile handicap at Warwick last month and is very much of interest here having been dropped 3 lb to his last winning mark. Graeme McPherson's 10-year-old has always shaped as though he would relish this marathon trip and he looks worth a bet against some pretty average rivals, five of whom were pulled up on their latest starts.

Timeform UK Smartplays:

Back Restorer in the 14:15 at Kempton
Back Viewpoint in the 14:50 at Kempton
Back Achimota in the 16:20 at Haydock

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