Timeform UK SmartPlays: Sunday May 1

It's 1000 Guineas day at Newmarket on Sunday
It's 1000 Guineas day at Newmarket on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets for Sunday's UK racing...

Oceanographer - 13:50 Newmarket

Oceanographer took his form to a new level towards the end of last season when tried in cheekpieces, thanks to comprehensive wins at Chelmsford in November and Kempton in December. Barye, the horse Oceanographer beat into second on his final start in 2015, has franked the form since and Charlie Appleby's charge has now won three of his four starts over ten furlongs or more and is expected to improve again now stepped up in distance even further. Snoano is respected after his creditable second for his new yard at Thirsk last time out, while Slunovrat is progressive and not ruled out despite stepping up in class.

Jazzi Top - 14:25 Newmarket

Jazzi Top lost little in defeat when narrowly beaten by Covert Love in Paris on her final start last term, and she gets the nod ahead of Amazing Maria who can be forgiven her poor effort at Leopardstown when last seen. The Timeform Ratings are topped narrowly by John Gosden's Jazzi Top, a half-sister to the stable's 2012 winner of this race Izzi Top. Like her relative, Jazzi Top was most progressive at three, her wins including the listed Pretty Polly Stakes (on this card) and Prix de la Nonette at Deauville. The combination of Crystal Zvezda's record when fresh and her trainer's extraordinary success in this race means that she completes the shortlist.

Swiss Range - 16:50 Newmarket

Swiss Range shaped with plenty of promise when second behind the re-opposing Tiptree in a maiden here in October, especially as the winner had experience on her side, and John Gosden's filly made no mistake when going one better on her reappearance here earlier this month (in a first time hood), beating her rivals by five lengths and more. An exciting prospect, she is expected to reverse form with Tiptree, especially with race fitness on her side. Even Song is prominent in the betting for the Oaks and this half-sister to St Leger winner Simple Verse will appreciate this longer trip, while the 102-rated First Victory is another who is likely to improve again now up in distance.


Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Back Oceanographer in the 13:50 at Newmarket
Back Jazzi Top in the 14:25 at Newmarket
Back Swiss Range in the 16:50 at Newmarket

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