Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday December 1

One of Thursday's SmartPlays comes from Market Rasen
One of Thursday's SmartPlays comes from Market Rasen

Timeform pick out three bets from the UK's racing on Thursday.


Aliandy - 12:40 Wincanton

Aliandy could have been stronger in the market last time on his return to action but made a winning comeback nonetheless, beating subsequent winner Agincourt Reef by a neck. He may well come on for his first start for nearly a year and is open to further progress given his lightly raced profile. Midnight Cowboy was below form when we last saw him but had been shaping up well enough before that and looks one of the dangers.

Chic Theatre - Market Rasen 14:25

Chic Theatre has been quite highly tried since winning a novice at Doncaster at the beginning of the year, contesting the EBF final at Sandown as well as a hot handicap at Cheltenham's Open meeting last time. This represents a drop in grade and it would be no surprise to see him bounce back to form with a new combination of headgear applied. Next Edition ran well on his first start over hurdles for three years here last time and looks one of the main dangers.

Firmdecisions - 17:45 Chelmsford City

A tight race, but plenty to like about hat-trick seeker Firmdecisions, who landed a Chelmsford double last time from a wide draw beating the re-opposing Haaf A Sixpence, who has won since, into second. He won a Newmarket handicap from 4 lb higher in 2015 and with a better draw this time, he is expected to go close under Pat Cosgrave. My Target wasn't seen to best effect last time (poorly placed) and is better judged on his Lingfield win prior to that. He looks a threat with Adam Kirby back in the saddle.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Aliandy in the 12:40 at Wincanton
Win back Chic Theatre in the 14:25 at Market Rasen
Win back Firmdecisions in the 17:45 at Chelmsford


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