Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday, May 21

There is plenty of good-quality Flat racing on Saturday
There is plenty of good-quality Flat racing on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from Haydock, Goodwood and York on Saturday...

"Dutch Artist made light of a 19-month absence when scoring at Catterick on his debut for the David O'Meara yard 18 days ago..."

Interception - Haydock 15:40

Interception ran a cracker when second in this listed Cecil Frail Stakes on her return in 2015, and subsequent success in the Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot sets the form standard here. With front runner Marsh Hawk, as well as a few that have made the running in the past, in opposition, Interception should get a good pace to chase down and she can stamp her class on this field.

Monotype - Goodwood 16:35

Monotype failed to land a blow in a Group 3 at Newmarket when last seen in July but he'd looked promising when winning a Doncaster maiden (runner-up won next time) prior to that, and the four-year-old brings potential to the table now pitched into a handicap on his debut for Roger Varian. Monotype cost 300,000 guineas as a yearling and shouldn't have any trouble with this step up to a mile and three-quarters given he's from the family of smart two-mile winner Silver Gilt.

Dutch Artist - York 17:25

Dutch Artist made light of a 19-month absence when scoring at Catterick on his debut for the David O'Meara yard 18 days ago, and with improvement expected for his shrewd stable now handicapping off a mark of 77, he gets the nod under top amateur Simon Walker. Dutch Artist cost €240,000 as a yearling and showed promise on his sole start at two in 2014 when trained by David Wachman, and he can continue to make up for lost time in the coming months.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Back Interception in the 15:40 at Haydock
Back Monotype in the 16:35 at Goodwood
Back Dutch Artist in the 17:25 at York


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