Timeform UK SmartPlays: Sunday January 29

There is racing from Fontwell on Sunday
There is racing from Fontwell on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets from Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham on Saturday...


Prime Venture - 15:10 Fontwell Park

Prime Venture's second last time at Chepstow came in a race that appeals as a fairly deep novice contest (beaten by Constantine Bay, who could make the form even better if following up at Doncaster on Saturday), and he seems to have been handed a workable opening mark as he steps in to handicaps here. Admiral's Secret is also making his handicap debut and appeals as the type to do better at some stage, especially now upped in trip slightly.

Special Catch - 15:20 Sedgefield

Malcolm Jefferson has done well with other recruits from Keith Reveley's yard and it would be no surprise if Special Catch were to show improved form on his first start in his new surroundings on Sunday. Special Catch has a good record when coming off a break, and should run well from a mark just 2 lb higher than the one he defied at Ayr in October. Going Concern has dropped to a favourable mark but does have stamina to prove here.

Tikkapick - 15:40 Fontwell Park

Tikkapick has had long-term problems with his jumping over fences but he was luckless when falling at Plumpton in mid-December with the race seemingly at his mercy (still finding when fell on landing two from home with a two-length lead) and with Tom Scudamore now taking over from a 5 lb claimer, he is expected to go close in a race which shouldn't take much winning. Kerry Lee's yard have really come in to form in the last month and her Mr Bachster could be the biggest danger to the selection.

Timeform UK SmartPlays

Win back Prime Venture in the 15:10 at Fontwell
Win back Special Catch in the 15:20 at Sedgefield
Win back Tikkapick in the 15:40 at Fontwell


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