Timeform UK SmartPlays: Sunday February 19

There is jumps racing from Ffos Las on Sunday
There is jumps racing from Ffos Las on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets from Market Rasen and Ffos Las on Sunday...


Castafiore - Market Rasen 15:00

Castafiore made the most of a good opportunity to score at Ludlow last month, but the balance of her hurdles form is solid and she gets the nod to confirm herself on a workable mark. A winner from three starts on the Flat for Andre Fabre in France, that Ludlow success was just Castafiore's fourth outing over jumps and she's also run well both times she'd been ridden by Richard Johnson (including last time).

Pearl Swan - Ffos Las 15:50

Pearl Swan impressed with his jumping when an easy winner at Southwell last time and, given he looks well treated off a mark of 127 back in a handicap, he's taken to follow up. That was also just Pearl Swan's sixth start over fences, and he'd also won over the larger obstacles at Ffos Las in November. He was once rated much higher over hurdles and, provided he isn't coerced into going too fast by other front runner Waldorf Salad, Pearl Swan should take the beating.

Ochos Rios - Ffos Las 16:50

It clearly isn't wise to take a literal reading of Ochos Rios's five-length defeat at the hands of Triumph Hurdle favourite Defi du Seuil in juvenile company here in October, but he represents a red-hot yard and receives the handy four-year-old allowance on his handicap bow here, so he could be the answer in an open race. Neil Mulholland has saddled six winners since February 6th at the time of writing and can add another to his tally with Ochos Rios.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Castafiore in the 15:00 at Market Rasen
Win back Pearl Swan in the 15:50 at Ffos Las
Win back Ochos Rios in the 16:50 at Ffos Las


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