Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday February 18

Thursday's final Smartplay comes from Chelmsford
Thursday's final Smartplay comes from Chelmsford

Timeform bring you three bets from the UK on Thursday...


"The return to this trip holds no fears - prior to that he had scored over C&D - and a 6 lb penalty should not be enough to stop him winning again..."

Agincourt Reef - Fontwell 14:55

Although Agincourt Reef did not progress as expected on his second start in this sphere last time at this track, partly due to some niggly jumping errors, he remains with potential as a chaser and is worth giving another chance to, particularly given how well-treated he is off this mark based on his hurdles form (won from a 2 lb higher mark than this). Matrow's Lady has slipped to a decent mark, and could be the selection's biggest danger, though she is not the most consistent.


Pilgrims Bay - Kelso 15:40

Pilgrims Bay is not one for maximum faith (has flashed tail on more than one occasion) but has seemingly reacted well to the fitting of a hood and the drop to handicaps, winning on debut before posting another improved effort when second at the beginning of this month at Leicester. He may well have more to offer on just his third start in handicaps and gets the nod over handicap debutante Takingrisks, who won a maiden over C&D last time out and remains open to improvement here.


Camdora - Chelmsford 17:35

This looks like an excellent opportunity for Camdora to notch up a three-timer, after confirming himself as one on a steep upward curve over six furlongs here last time out. The return to this trip holds no fears - prior to that he had scored over C&D - and a 6 lb penalty should not be enough to stop him winning again, in what is a modest affair. He is likely to be a short price, but if he has come out of that last run okay, then he should be far too good here and can provide his in-form yard with another winner.


Timeform UK SmartPlays

Back Agincourt Reef in the 14:55 at Fontwell
Back Pilgrims Bay in the 15:40 at Kelso
Back Camdora in the 17:35 at Chelmsford


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