Timeform pick out three bets for Thursday's UK racing...
"...the handicapper appears to have taken a bit of a chance by dropping her 1 lb in the weights..."
Suqoor - 15:20 Lingfield
Suqoor was an impressive winner of his penultimate start at Kempton and shaped as if still in good form when down the field in a significantly better race at Newmarket last time. The testing conditions appeared to be his undoing that day, but he had previously looked to have any amount in hand when bolting up at Kempton and should prove extremely tough to beat if rediscovering the fairly useful form he showed there. Suqoor is fancied to defy a 8 lb hike in the weights back on the all-weather, with Experto Crede most likely to chase the selection home on his return from over nine months off the track.
Girl With A Pearl - 15:35 Redcar
Girl With A Pearl showed very little in three starts as a two-year old, but she seemed to appreciate the step up in trip on her handicap debut at Windsor last time and that effort has to go down as a most satisfactory return from over nine months off the track. She kept on well into third that day and, with this longer trip likely to be in favour, the handicapper appears to have taken a bit of a chance by dropping her 1 lb in the weights. She remains open to more improvement than most of these and Girl With A Pearl is fancied to get the better of Specialv for the first success of her career.
Exist - 17:05 Lingfield
Exist made hard work of it when shedding her maiden tag at Windsor in October, but she gave the impression she would improve for the experience that day and looks sure to return a more professional model on her all-weather debut. She showed bags of early speed on that most recent outing and, having been strongly pressed from over a furlong out, she displayed a commendable attitude to maintain a length advantage at the line, with four subsequent winners further down the field. An opening mark of 78 doesn't look too harsh and Exist can see off the challenge of the promising Black Bess to make a successful handicap bow.
Timeform UK SmartPlays:
Back Suqoor in the 15:20 at Lingfield
Back Girl With A Pearl in the 15:35 at Redcar
Back Exist in the 17:05 at Lingfield