Timeform UK SmartPlays: Tuesday December 27

It's Welsh National day at Chepstow on Tuesday
It's Welsh National day at Chepstow on Tuesday

Timeform pick out three bets on a busy Tuesday.


Special Tiara - 14:20 Kempton

The small field and lack of competition for the lead should see Special Tiara to maximum effect here, and he should be very hard to beat getting 10 lb from his main rival on form, Sire de Grugy. The pair are closely matched on their best form (separated by less than a length off level weights in last season's Tingle Creek at Sandown Park), but the weight pull here should help Special Tiara reverse that form today and he can continue Henry de Bromhead's good run of form.

Native River - 14:40 Chepstow

A high quality renewal can go to Hennessy winner Native River, who escapes a penalty for his Newbury win thanks to the conditions of this race (was due to carry a 4 lb penalty for that win but is now essentially 8 lb ahead of the handicapper). He is unbeaten over fences since being partnered by Richard Johnson and reverting to forcing tactics, tactics which are usually seen to good effect in this race, and he should be very hard to beat here (idled in front in the Hennessy and value for more than the half-length winning margin over Carole's Destrier).

Go Conquer - 15:30 Kempton

Go Conquer crashed out at the first fence when sent off at just 7/1 for the listed Silver Cup at Ascot last time and is worth another chance to build on his earlier promise here, having looked an assured jumper prior to that. His fencing was impressive when he won at Wincanton in April and he improved on that effort with a good second to Present Man at Ascot on his reappearance this season. Present Man boosted the form by winning a Grade 2 novice on his next start, and Go Conquer can get back on track here from what looks a workable mark.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Special Tiara in the 14:20 at Kempton
Win back Native River in the 14:40 at Chepstow
Win back Go Conquer in the 15:30 at Kempton


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