Timeform UK SmartPlays: Saturday September 19

It's Ayr Gold Cup day on Saturday
It's Ayr Gold Cup day on Saturday

It's Ayr Gold Cup day on Saturday and Timeform bring you three bets from around the UK.

"This unexposed colt looks the one to be on with Frankie Dettori aboard."

Ayr 14:35 - George Bowen

George Bowen cranked it up another notch when following up his Newmarket win in a big field at the Curragh last weekend. He may have an even bigger performance in him and looks worth siding with to complete the hat-trick in a typically wide-open renewal. Johara made a solid return to the fray after a long absence recently and makes the shortlist, alongside Eccleston, Fendale and Shared Equity.

Newmarket 14:40 - Venus Marina

This is tougher than the handicaps Venus Marina has landed the last twice but she looks progressive and is taken to complete the hat-trick. Classical Rose is also seeking a 3-timer, but it remains to be seen whether she can cut it back on turf. Uncle Dermot will be a live danger if there's juice in the ground, while Shady McCoy and Hulcolt are others to consider.

Newmarket 16:25 - My Dad Syd

My Dad Syd couldn't land a blow on the well-ridden Dragon King when making his handicap debut here (July Course) 3 weeks ago, but that was nonetheless a creditable effort and this unexposed colt looks the one to be on with Frankie Dettori aboard. Stake Acclaim is also relatively unexposed and is expected to emerge as the main danger, though recent Ascot winner Magnus Maximus also merits respect.


Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Back George Bowen in the 14:35 at Ayr
Back Venus Marina in the 14:40 at Newmarket
Back My Dad Syd in the 16:25 at Newmarket



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