Timeform UK SmartPlays: Wednesday February 1

There is all-weather racing from Kempton on Wednesday
There is all-weather racing from Kempton on Wednesday

Timeform pick out three bets from Hereford and Kempton on Wednesday...


Aurillac - Hereford 14:00

Aurillac has produced a useful level of form in his four starts over fences to date and looked unlucky not to open his account at Newbury last time. He did well to recover from a bad mistake at the third fence that day and shaped as if this longer trip would be in his favour when staying on to grab the runner-up spot close home. That form gives him the edge over Dig Deeper on Timeform ratings here and, with the possibility of even more to come in blinkers for the first time, Aurillac is fancied to see off the attentions of the chasing debutant Arctic Gold and can gain the victory his consistency of late deserves.

American Patrol - Kempton 14:20

American Patrol showed much improved form when making a successful debut for this yard at Wolverhampton nine days ago, travelling strongly in the leaders' slipstream throughout and keeping on well to run out a two-length winner. He appeared to have more in hand than the official winning margin would suggest on that occasion and looks potentially very well-treated under a 6 lb penalty here. Indeed, that form leaves him 6 lb clear of his nearest rival on Timeform ratings and American Patrol is expected to follow up if continuing his progression, with recent C&D winner Dangerous Ends feared most of the remainder.

Garter - Kempton 15:50

Garter fared better than the bare result when third on her most recent outing at Lingfield, forced to deliver her challenge from further back than ideal in a slowly-run race and likely to have finished much closer but for suffering interference deep inside the final furlong. The form of her earlier second here could hardly have worked out better (winner completed a four-timer at Wolverhampton on Thursday) and - 4 lb clear of Lucymai and Jacquotte Delahaye on Timeform ratings - Garter is fancied to confirm the promise of that latest outing and can regain the winning thread from what remains a fair mark.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Win back Aurillac in the 14:00 at Hereford
Win back American Patrol in the 14:20 at Kempton
Win back Garter in the 15:50 at Kempton


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