Timeform UK SmartPlays: Wednesday January 25

There is racing from Lingfield on Wednesday
There is racing from Lingfield on Wednesday

Timeform pick out bets from Catterick and Lingfield on Wednesday...


Nietzsche - 14:30 Catterick

This is a better race than the one Nietzsche won at Market Rasen last week but he remains unexposed and is hard to oppose from the same mark here (last week's win came in a conditional jockey's race, so he escapes a penalty) at a track he has already won at. His biggest danger would seem to be Jaleo, who was fancied for the Lanzarote at Kempton earlier this month only to crash out at the first flight of hurdles. He had overcome unfavourable circumstances to score at Lingfield prior to that, however, and should still have more to offer.

Coillte Cailin - Lingfield 15:15

Coillte Cailin has benefited plenty from the switch to David O'Meara, and took her record to two wins from three starts for the yard last time at Lingfield. That was a career-best effort on Timeform ratings for Coillte Cailin, and she did well to score with a bit in hand off a steady gallop (Van Huysen back in second). A 4 lb rise in the weights may not be enough to stop her landing a hat-trick. Alinstante may not be completely straightforward but did shape well from 1 lb lower in the weights last time at Wolverhampton.

Mister Spingsprong - 15:40 Catterick

This should be a less thorough examination of Mister Spingsprong's jumping than Ascot provided last time (where he did well to finish fourth after plenty of errors) and he can prove himself to be on a favourable mark now down in grade on just his second start for Brian Ellison. Heron's Heir does have an air of unfinished business about him over fences and could provide the biggest threat to the selection.

Timeform UK SmartPlays

Win back Nietzsche in the 14:30 at Catterick
Win back Coillte Cailin in the 15:15 at Lingfield
Win back Mister Spingsprong in the 15:40 at Catterick


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