Timeform UK SmartPlays: Sunday February 28

There are two jumps meetings in the UK on Sunday
There are two jumps meetings in the UK on Sunday

Timeform have found bets at Fontwell and Southwell on Sunday...


"It is worth remembering his form before that, where he dead-heated with a thriving rival at Aintree on what was just his second start in handicaps."

Lil Rockerfeller - 15:20 Fontwell

A good turnout has made for a wide-open renewal of this Grade 2 prize, and there are several in with chances. Slight preference is for Lil Rockerfeller, who has proved himself to be a reliable sort, and matched the pick of his juvenile form when third in a handicap at Ascot last time. He is versatile with regards to the going, and is sure to give another bold account back at Grade 2 level. The main danger could be Grumeti, who made a real hash of the last at Ascot last time out, and would have finished a clear second but for that.


Optimistic Bias - 15:40 Southwell

This looks a good oppertunity for Optimistic Bias to get back to winning ways after a below-par effort at Haydock last time. It is worth remembering his form before that, where he dead-heated with a thriving rival at Aintree on what was just his second start in handicaps. He will benefit from the return to three miles here, and could easily have more to offer now returning from a short break with his yard in good form. Of the others, Admiral Collonges could be the biggest danger, with his French chasing experience set to stand him in good stead over these obstacles.


Herons Heir - 16:50 Fontwell

Herons Heir is still fairly well treated based on his Wexford bumper win despite a 7 lb rise in the weights for winning at Market Rasen last time on his handicap debut. Given his yard and £90,000 price tag there should be plenty more to come from him in time, and this slight increase in trip is expected to unlock more of his potential (shaped like a stayer in bumpers). David Pipe's Bladoun is feasibly treated on some of his form, but has plenty to prove at the moment after being well below his best on both starts so far this term.


Timeform UK SmartPlays

Back Lil Rockerfeller in the 15:20 at Fontwell
Back Optimistic Bias in the 15:40 at Southwell
Back Herons Heir in the 16:50 at Fontwell


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