Timeform UK SmartPlays: Wednesday April 26

There is Flat racing from Epsom on Tuesday
There is Flat racing from Epsom on Tuesday

Timeform pick out three bets from Epsom on Wednesday...


Cracksman - Epsom 14:45

Cracksman looked an exciting prospect when making a successful racecourse debut at Newmarket in October, produced to lead as the field entered the final furlong and always doing enough to hold off the chasing pack thereafter. That form gives him the edge over the more battle-hardened Permian on Timeform ratings here and, with further progress likely to be forthcoming on just his second start, Cracksman is fancied to maintain his unbeaten record and can provide trainer John Gosden with a third consecutive victory in this race.

Galapiat - Epsom 15:15

Galapiat showed much improved form when making a successful debut for the Mark Johnston yard at Leicester three weeks ago, travelling strongly in the leaders' slipstream throughout and quickly forging clear in the closing stages. The third gave that form a boost when winning at Newbury on Friday and, while an 11 lb hike in the weights makes life tougher here, Galapiat remains open to more improvement after just five starts and is taken to follow up with a defeat of the lightly-raced five-year-old William Hunter.

Leader's Legacy - Epsom 16:25

Leader's Legacy made plenty of appeal on paper and showed some signs of ability when sixth on his racecourse debut at Sandown in July. He left the impression he would improve considerably with that initial experience under his belt, running green and doing extremely well in the circumstances to get into a challenging position two-out. He ultimately weakened in the closing stages, but plenty of winners have come out of the race and Leader's Legacy should prove too classy for Carpe Diem Lady if making the expected progress here.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:
(All from Epsom)

Win back Cracksman in the 14:45
Win back Galapiat in the 15:15
Win back Leader's Legacy in the 16:25


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