Timeform UK SmartPlays: Wednesday September 28

There is racing from Nottingham on Wednesday
There is racing from Nottingham on Wednesday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from the UK on Wednesday...


"A 3 lb rise in the weights seems workable given the fact the winner was clearly well handicapped at the time."

Percy Thrower - 15:00 Nottingham

The step up to this trip looks ideal for the stoutly bred Percy Thrower (by Sir Percy and a half-brother to the likes of Dubday, who stayed two miles) who showed something to work on on his second start when fourth in a maiden at Kempton. He was below that form on her most recent start at Chepstow, but that has now qualified her for handicaps, which he now tackles from a workable opening mark. Masterofdiscovery showed much improved form to get off the mark at Bath last time and could be one of the main dangers.


Bedrock - 15:30 Nottingham

Plenty to like about the three-year-old Bedrock, who has been progressive in three-year-old handicaps so far this season and now takes on older, more exposed horses for the first time. He produced his best effort to date when going down by just half a length in a competitive race at Sandown earlier this month, and could have more to offer given his profile and his yard, who remain in excellent form. Last year's winner Lord Franklin should also run well for all he is now on a career-high mark following a good win at Hamilton last time.


Charlies Mate - 20:10 Kempton

Charlies Mate has a good record here and produced a career-best when finishing second to subsequent winner Charlie Bear over C&D at the beginning of the month. The pair were six lengths clear of the rest of the field that day, and a 3 lb rise in the weights seems workable given the fact the winner was clearly well handicapped at the time. Of the challengers, three-year-old Dune Dancer looks the biggest danger, after he failed to justify favouritism last time in a slowly run race. A stronger pace should suit here.


Timeform UK SmartPlays:

Back Percy Thrower in the 15:00 at Nottingham
Back Bedrock in the 15:30 at Nottingham
Back Charlies Mate in the 20:10 at Kempton


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