Timeform bring you three bets from Thursday's UK racing...
"He could well be up to the task under a penalty before the assessor can have a say."
Warwick 15:15 - Badgers Retreat
Badgers Retreat has won off higher marks over fences in the past, and shaped as though returning to his best over C&D last week, so he looks the one to beat. Jackthejourneyman won nicely at Huntingdon recently, and should remain competitive despite a revised mark.
Warwick 15:50 - Top Spin
Top Spin couldn't quite land a gamble on his first run for Jonjo O'Neill in August but that form has received a few boosts since and he can gain compensation off the same mark. Almagest has yet to set the world alight over hurdles but is potentially on a lenient mark based on his Flat ability. The reliable Over The Air should give another good account and completes the shortlist.
Bangor 16:00 - Valadom
Valadom has made a very positive start to life for Richard Hobson, and though forced into a better race following last week's facile victory, he could well be up to the task under a penalty before the assessor can have a say. Open Hearted is an interesting runner on reappearance for Dan Skelton, while Faustina Pius chases a hat-trick.
Timeform UK SmartPlays:
Back Badgers Retreat on the 15:15 at Warwick
Back Top Spin in the 15:50 at Warwick
Back Valadom in the 16:00 at Bangor