Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday June 27

Our first bet comes from Warwick

We head to Newcastle, Warwick and the evening meeting at Leicester for today's best bets.

"Ed Vaughan’s Dance And Dance has pretensions to winning a major handicap by season’s end however and may prove a cut above here."

In the 14:10 maiden at Warwick, the William Haggas-trained Muthmir is taken to open his account on his second racecourse appearance. This usefully-bred son of Invincible Spirit shaped well when four lengths fourth to Kyllachy Rise in a maiden at Salisbury. Seemingly lacking something in the way of sharpness, Muthmir took a strong hold out the back under Paul Hanagan and began to make headway at the furlong pole, understandably not given a hard time of things. There should be plenty more to come and Dane O'Neill's mount is expected to turn around previous form with the re-opposing Saigon City. 

The 15:00 at Newcastle looks to be quite a competitive handicap. Ed Vaughan's Dance And Dance has pretensions to winning a major handicap by season's end however and may prove a cut above here. This one-time smart performer has been mainly below form of late, but he hinted at a revival when five lengths eighth to Navajo Chief in a handicap at York last time, looking short of room on a number of occasions. A mark of 96 is clearly lenient on a regular competitor in pattern company in the past.

The 19:40 at Leicester sees Luca Cumani's Mankini attempt to back up his recent Newmarket win. Out of a sister to Oaks winner Casual Look, Mankini has been patiently handled by his trainer as seen by the fact that his Newmarket victory was coming off a 12-month layoff. The Dansili gelding showed a lot of improvement that day, enjoying the step up to 10 furlongs in beating Curly Come Home by a length. An opening mark of 60 was always likely to prove within his compass given his pedigree and he should follow up here off just four pounds higher.

Timeform UK SmartPlays

Back Muthmir @ 2.8415/8 in the 14:10 at Warwick
Back Dance And Dance @ 3.953/1 in the 15:00 Newcastle
Back Mankini @ 2.0421/20 in the 19:40 Leicester

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