Timeform UK SmartPlays: Sunday June 26
Timeform pick out three bets from Uttoxeter and Windsor on Sunday...
"William Hunter showed improved form on his handicap debut at Leicester recently, unlucky to bump into the progressive The New Pharaoh..."
Al Co - Uttoxeter 15:30
The combination of a first-time visor and much reduced mark proved the catalyst for Al Co's improved showing at Aintree last month, when he beat four other finishers in a 25-furlong handicap chase, and he's taken to follow up here. Al Co has been hit with a 10 lb rise since Aintree but he remains well-treated on old form - he won the 2014 Scottish Grand National off a mark 1lb higher than his new one - and gets the nod in the hope the headgear has the same effect again.
Wayward Hoof - Windsor 16:45
Wayward Hoof may have finished only fifth of eight at Pontefract three weeks ago, but he was only beaten three-quarters of a length and also helped contribute to an overly-strong pace, so did well to stick in it for as long as he did. He runs off the same mark here and could be the way to go for the trainer/jockey combination who recorded Group 1 success at Royal Ascot with Quiet Reflection, with only He's My Cracker an obvious rival for the early lead.
William Hunter - Windsor 17:20
William Hunter showed improved form on his handicap debut at Leicester recently, unlucky to bump into the progressive The New Pharaoh and only going down by a short head after a battle, and he can go one place better here. A 4 lb rise for William Hunter looks fair and, as a lengthy gelding who's had just four starts, only one of them over a mile and a half, he should have more to offer.
Timeform UK SmartPlays:
Back Al Co in the 15:30 at Uttoxeter
Back Wayward Hoof in the 16:45 at Windsor
Back William Hunter in the 17:20 at Windsor