Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday January 19

There is racing from Chelmsford on Thursday evening
There is racing from Chelmsford on Thursday evening

Timeform pick out three bets from three different locations in the UK on Thursday.


Un Anjou - 14:25 Ludlow

Un Anjou's best form has come over a bare two miles on sharp tracks such as Musselburgh, Taunton and here (good second over C&D in 2015), and though he has now gone over two years without a win, he has been given a real chance by the handicapper who has dropped him a further 5 lb in the weights for his effort at Catterick last time over two and a half miles (which he didn't seem to stay). Fieldsofsilk and Vital Evidence are both unexposed over fences and look the dangers.

Sartorial Elegance - 15:20 Wincanton

Sartorial Elegance bolted up at Plumpton in December on his first start over further than three miles and despite being hit with a hefty rise in the weights for his troubles since, he was in the process of running well again when unseating on his last start. He is unexposed as a chaser and looks a big player here. It's hard to believe that Dawson City is still a maiden over fences, but he ran just about his best race to date when second in the Sussex National at Plumpton last time, and should remain very competitive from just 1 lb higher in the weights in a race that he probably would have won last year but for some late jumping errors.

Serenade The Stars - 19:00 Chelmsford City

Serenade The Stars should prove better than a handicap mark of 60 in time given his connections and pedigree (by Sea The Stars and cost €160,000 as a foal) and was well backed on handicap debut at Wolverhampton last time. He finished a short-head second that day but caught the eye with the late ground he made up. He should be up to winning this with a similar performance. Aventus has been given a chance by the handicapper and could chase the selection home.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Un Anjou in the 14:25 at Ludlow
Win back Dawson City in the 15:20 at Wincanton
Win back Serenade The Stars in the 19:00 at Chelmsford City


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