Timeform pick out their best bets from the UK on Thursday...
Peril - 15:45 Lingfield
Peril did more than enough to suggest that he can win races from this sort of mark when finishing well for second at Newcastle back in May, and being a horse with plenty of solid all-weather form to his name, his connections may have given him a break since with an eye to targeting some of the valuable prizes on synthetics this winter. Faydhan's connections had classic aspirations earlier in the season before he was injured, and he looks an obvious threat if able to produce his best following an absence.
Royale Knight - 16:10 Sedgefield
Royale Knight is 5 lb higher in the weights here compared to when he won this race last season (also won the 2014 renewal the year before that), but he still makes plenty of appeal given that he ran a career-best on his final start of last season when finishing fourth in the Scottish Grand National. He should be capable of landing the hat-trick in this race after a warm-up over hurdles earlier this month. Ready Token is clearly thriving at present (won his last two starts) and could be one of the main dangers.
Bess of Hardwick - 16:20 Lingfield
Bess of Hardwick is a half-sister to the high-class stayer Ask, and is entitled to progress further now tackling a longer trip on Thursday. She produced her best effort to date when winning at Doncaster in September and was well on top of subsequent winner Kiltara at the finish. Bess of Hardwick looks ready for the step up to listed company here and is narrowly preferred to the other potential improver in the field, Eyeshine, who is likely to be a big threat.
Timeform UK SmartPlays:
Win back Peril in the 15:45 at Lingfield
Win back Royale Knight in the 16:10 at Sedgefield
Win back Bess of Hardwick in the 16:20 at Lingfield