Timeform UK SmartPlays: Tuesday April 26

There is racing from Nottingham on Tuesday
There is racing from Nottingham on Tuesday

Timeform pick out three bets for Tuesday's racing...

"That performance suggests the step up to this longer trip will be in her favour and Zeehan looks to hold sound claims..."

Life Less Ordinary - 15:20 Bath

Life Less Ordinary produced a career-best on his return from almost eight months off the track at Chelmsford last time and, having been asked to make a significant move from the rear of the field on the turn for home, he just failed to overhaul the winner on the run to the line. A winner at Windsor in May, his most recent effort needs marking up at a track where it often pays to be handy and he is entitled to improve for the run after such a long spell on the sidelines. A 1 lb rise in the weights looks fair and natural progression should make Life Less Ordinary competitive again here. Mountain Rescue showed similar improvement on his first start of the season at Chelmsford and appeals as the most likely to fill the forecast spot.

Zeehan - 16:10 Nottingham

Zeehan looked an unlucky loser when second at Wolverhampton in January, but she still recorded a career-best effort in defeat that day and looks capable of better now pitched into a handicap for the first time. She was unsuited by the way the race panned out on that most recent outing and, having been forced to deliver her challenge out wide on the approach to the straight, she still showed a fair turn of foot to get within a head of the better placed winner. That performance suggests the step up to this longer trip will be in her favour and Zeehan looks to hold sound claims as she attempts to open her account at the fourth time of asking. Angel Grace is feared most after a game success here earlier this month.

Red Cardinal - 16:30 Bath

Red Cardinal sets the standard on form after twice filling the runner-up spot at Wolverhampton in October and he gave the impression it is only a matter of time before he strikes in a similar contest. He returns from over five months off the track here and that could make life difficult as he attempts to give over a stone to some promising three-year-olds. Nevertheless, he still has some 4 lb in hand over his rivals on Timeform ratings and it looks significant that connections have chosen to keep this well-bred sort in training. Indeed, Red Cardinal can justify their faith with a first win here, while Mawaany was a fair second last time and can give the selection most to do.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Back Life Less Ordinary in the 15:20 at Bath
Back Zeehan in the 16:10 at Nottingham
Back Red Cardinal in the 16:30 at Bath

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