Timeform UK SmartPlays: Sunday October 23

Racing returns to Aintree on Sunday afternoon
Racing returns to Aintree on Sunday afternoon

Timeform pick out two backs and a lay from Aintree and Wincanton on Sunday.


Kerrow - Aintree 14:10

Kerrow, owned by Aintree chairman Trevor Hemmings, looks the one to beat here. Kerrow produced his best effort when three lengths second to Emerging Talent at Wincanton and was yet to be asked for his effort when falling heavily at the last in a race won by Young Dillon at Wetherby last time. He probably would have won there and he holds a strong chance here, especially with the yard's runners in good form. Desert Sensation is open to further improvement as a stayer and looks a big threat, along with Scoop the Pot who is better than he showed when pulled up in a handicap won by Unowhatimeanharry at Exeter when last seen.

Mille Nautique (LAY) - Wincanton 14:55

Mille Nautique looks one to take on here. He produced a good effort when third to Definite Future in a handicap at Uttoxeter in September but was below form last time when a well-held fourth at Huntingdon earlier this month. He is inconsistent and has competition for the lead here from both Boa Island and Code of Law and as a result could struggle to give weight away to all three of his rivals.

Perform - Aintree 15:15

Perform shaped much better than the bare result on debut, looking the likely winner when making a complete mess of the second last and showed improved form when winning a maiden at this meeting last year, beating Knockgraffon into second. Though he has the build for chasing, Perform could easily progress over hurdles this season, with a BHA mark of 135 potentially lenient. Great Try is respected on his return from an even longer absence, whilst Born Survivor travelled powerfully when winning at Wetherby in February but will face a much sterner test here on handicap debut.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Kerrow in the 14:10 at Aintree
Win lay Mille Nautique in the 14:55 at Wincanton
Win back Perform in the 15:15 at Aintree


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