Timeform UK SmartPlays: Wednesday January 27

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

Timeform bring you bets from Catterick and Lingfield on Wednesday.

"Justice First is still unexposed in handicaps over this sort of trip, and with the prospect of a good gallop to aim at, he looks a smart bet in the opener."

Justice First - Lingfield 13:00

Justice First is of plenty of interest at Lingfield on Wednesday, with George Baker taking over from a 7-lb claimer in the saddle. Baker rode Justice First to victory at Chelmsford in December, and he has not been seen to best effect since, needing a stronger gallop when sixth over a mile here on New Years Eve, then being denied a clear run at a crucial stage when last seen. Justice First is still unexposed in handicaps over this sort of trip, and with the prospect of a good gallop to aim at, he looks a smart bet in the opener.

Poulanassy - Catterick 14:25

Although Poulanassy has clearly not been laid out for handicaps, he seems fairly treated on the back of two wins in novice company so far this season, and his progressive profile means that there could well be more to come from him in time. Poulanassy found plenty to lead during the final 100 yards over C&D when last seen, having enough in hand to recover from a mistake he made two out, and in a race lacking similarly progressive opponents, he holds a good chance of bringing up the hat-trick.

Franklin D - Lingfield 15:10

Franklin D looked one to follow throughout the winter when getting off the mark in handicaps over C&D last time out, scoring narrowly despite being poorly positioned, and with further improvement to come, he looks capable of completing a double from just 4 lbs higher in the weights with Jamie Spencer retaking the ride. Winterlude could give the selection most to think about, after shaping well when second at Wolverhampton last time when not ideally placed, but he ultimately lacks the selection's scope for improvement.


Timeform UK SmartPlays

Back Justice First in the 13:00 at Lingfield
Back Poulanassy in the 14:25 at Catterick
Back Franklin D in the 15:10 at Lingfield

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