Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday January 28

Thursday's first Smartplay comes from Southwell
Thursday's first Smartplay comes from Southwell

Timeform bring you three bets from three different venues on Thursday...

"Halo Moon was still going well when brought down at the tenth over this C&D last time..."

Uptight - Southwell 14:10

Uptight was another Kevin Ryan horse to benefit from first-time headgear when running out an impressive winner on fibresand debut 9 days ago, and as one of the least exposed in this field, should take plenty of beating now he is up and running, with useful 5-lb claimer Josephine Gordon doing the steering. Jaarih's best performance to date came in a claimer over this C&D, and he looks to be the selection's biggest danger.

Tambura - Warwick 14:55

This is a very competitive staying handicap hurdle, but it could be worth siding with Tambura, who seems to relish a thorough test of stamina based on her form, and should have conditions to suit here, tackling heavy ground over further than she has done before. Tambura showed herself to be in good heart last time over an inadequate trip, and could be the way to go with Zak Baker - who has been on board her for all four of her wins under rules - back in the saddle today. Of the others, Battle Dust could be one of the most likely to throw down a challenge, after being narrowly denied by an unexposed sort last time over C&D.

Halo Moon - Fakenham 15:40

Halo Moon has progressed nicely over fences since joining Neil Mulholland, who usually gets the most out of his new recruits, and showed improved form on all three of his first starts for the yard. Halo Moon was still going well when brought down at the tenth over this C&D last time, and with more still to offer from this sort of mark, he is worth backing here from an unaltered mark. Glenwood For Ever has not had many starts in handicaps and may give the selection most to think about.

Timeform UK SmartPlays

Back Uptight in the 14:10 at Southwell
Back Tambura in the 14:55 at Warwick
Back Halo Moon in the 15:40 at Fakenham

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