Timeform UK SmartPlays: Sunday February 26

There are two jumps meetings in Britain on Sunday
There are two jumps meetings in Britain on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets from Fontwell and Southwell on Sunday.


Different Gravey - Fontwell 15:00

Different Gravey was bitterly disappointing on his second start over fences at Cheltenham in December, his jumping falling apart, but he's taken to get right back on track in this Grade 2 National Spirit Hurdle, perhaps at the main expense of his stablemate L'Ami Serge. Different Gravey showed very smart form when wining a handicap hurdle at Ascot in February 2016, after a 10-month absence, and he showed he reains plenty of ability when making a successful chasing debut on his return last November. He's also reunited with Nico de Boinville.

Sir Antony Browne - Fontwell 15:30

Sir Antony Browne overcame inexperience when making a successful hurdles debut at Wincanton three weeks ago and is expected to leave the bare form of that well behind here, so he's take to come out on top. Alan King's five-year-old showed useful form in two bumpers and made a bright start over timber, beating Midnight Maestro by three quarters of a length only but doing it with a bit to spare. He cost £24,000 as a three-year-old and sets the form standard in this novice hurdle.

Sam Red - Southwell 16:10

Nautical Nitwit could be interesting in this handicap hurdle after shaping better than the result last time, but he still may struggle to beat Sam Red who was a fine Wetherby second on just his second start for this yard and has the potential to do even better. Formerly trained by Alan Fleming in Ireland, Sam Red finished ninth in the Lanzarote Hurdle on his return/debut for Skelton and then proved much sharper when three lengths behind Ami Desbois in that handicap at Wetherby, touching even-money in running after travelling well.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Different Gravey in the 15:00 at Fontwell
Win back Sir Antony Browne in the 15:30 at Fontwell
Win back Sam Red in the 16:10 at Southwell


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