Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday May 28

One of Saturday's SmartPlays comes from Chester
One of Saturday's SmartPlays comes from Chester
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"A lengthy sort who is low mileage, Home of The Brave is just the sort to progress well through his four-year-old season..."

Journey - 14:35 Haydock

Journey was unable to justify favoritism when third in the Middleton Stakes at York last time, but her best form from last season - which included listed wins at Salisbury and Newmarket as well as a second in Group 1 company at Ascot on Champions day behind Simple Verse - came over a mile and a half, and there is every chance that she will return to that sort of form now returned to this trip. Last year's winner Miss Marjurie will have to step up on her reappearance effort this season too, but rates the main danger to the selection.

Home of The Brave - 15:10 Haydock

This is a deep race but it could be worth siding with Home of The Brave, who put in a career-best effort when running out a comfortable two-and-a-half length winner of a listed race at Leicester on his return this season. A lengthy sort who is low mileage, Home of The Brave is just the sort to progress well through his four-year-old season, and may well be hard to pin back from the front here under James Doyle. There are plenty of dangers, but So Beloved was better than ever when winning over C&D on his seasonal reappearance and could be one of the main threats.

Be Perfect - 15:25 Chester

Be Perfect hasn't been in the best form so far this season and has finished out of the places on his last five starts. However, there were reasons to be positive about his last effort at Hamilton, where he finished best of those up with the pace in a race that suited those ridden with more restraint, and his record at Chester - which last season included a win and a second to Steve Rogers - makes him interesting here given the lack of competition for the lead. He could provide some value here and is narrowly proffered to Yorkidding, who comes here on the back of a good second at York.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Back Journey in the 14:35 at Haydock
Back Home of The Brave in the 15:10 at Haydock
Back Be Perfect in the 15:25 at Chester

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