Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday October 1

Two of Thursday's Smartplays comes from Warwick
Two of Thursday's Smartplays comes from Warwick

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



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