Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday January 26

Thursday's final SmartPlay comes from Wolverhampton
Thursday's final SmartPlay comes from Wolverhampton

Timeform pick out bets from Southwell and Wolverhampton on Thursday.


Crosse Fire - 14:10 Southwell

Scott Dixon's yard have emerged from under a cloud in the last couple of weeks, and it would be no surprise to see Crosse Fire build on his promising third over six furlongs here last time with his yard now back firing. Crosse Fire was a four-time winner over C&D last winter, and is now 15 lb below the mark he last scored off, so should go close. Brockholes has the style of one that should take to the fibresand and is well treated on the pick of his form.

Moondust - 15:20 Southwell

As a well-bred 180,000-guinea yearling, Moondust isn't your typical Southwell 0-65 runner, and is very interesting for John Gosden who is one from two with his runners at the track in the last year. Moondust possibly found her third maiden start coming too soon last time, and she has strong claims on her third at Leicester over seven furlongs (two weeks prior to that). She travelled best that day, and looks the sort to take well to this surface now down in trip.

Charismatic Man - 19:00 Wolverhampton

The one that stands out in terms of profile here is the well-bred Charismatic Man, who drew clear with a progressive sort at Lingfield last time (finished a head second, three and a half lengths clear of the third) over this trip. That was just his third start in handicaps and he is entitled to improve again, so can defy a 4 lb rise in the weights here. Aldreth was better than ever at Chelmsford last time when ending a long losing run and looks the main danger.

Timeform UK SmartPlays

Win back Crosse Fire in the 14:10 at Southwell
Win back Moondust in the 15:20 at Southwell
Win back Charismatic Man in the 19:00 at Wolverhampton


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