Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday December 22

There is racing from Chelmsford on Wednesday
There is racing from Chelmsford on Wednesday

Timeform pick out three bets from the UK on Thursday.


Marvellous Monty - 14:10 Bangor

Marvellous Monty hasn't had many starts for Johnny Farrelly and showed improved form on her handicap debut at Uttoxeter on her return when finishing well clear of the main field with one who was well-in under a penalty. From the same mark here, she will be hard to beat. Her main danger could be Katie's Hen, who took a step back in the right direction last time at Hereford.

Hold Tight - 14:20 Chelmsford City

Hold Tight hasn't been seen since finishing down the field in the Stewards' Cup, but he has gone well fresh before and the return to the all-weather could see him bounce back to form given his best efforts to date have some on an artificial surface (all-weather record reads 212). Fanciful Angel was a listed winner on his last start on polytrack (at Lingfield in 2015) and is also respected.

Plus Night - 14:50 Chelmsford City

Plus Night has made a good start for Stuart Williams since leaving his Andreas Wohler, finishing third on all three of his starts in handicaps over this trip so far, and he looked unlucky not to win over this C&D last time, having been stopped in his run at a crucial stage inside the final furlong. He runs from an unaltered mark here and should have a good chance if getting the breaks this time around. Remember Me is a player on her second here in October, though she was below-par here when last seen.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Marvellous Monty in the 14:10 at Bangor
Win back Hold Tight in the 14:20 at Chelmsford City
Win back Plus Night in the 14:50 at Chelmsford City

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