Timeform UK SmartPlays: Tuesday 22 January

National Hunt horses
There's National Hunt action at Leicester on Tuesday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Leicester on Tuesday...

"A reproduction of that effort would make him very difficult to beat."

Timeform on Boughtbeforelunch

Burbank - Leicester 13:40

This is likely to turn into a match between Burbank and Clondaw Castle. Ready preference is for the former, who was 8 lb superior over hurdles, and though he was a disappointment on his one start over fences so far, when sixth at Ludlow in December 2017, he's sure to do better in this sphere, and considering he's shaped well over hurdles since, is worthy of another chance. The Captain has plenty to find with the top two on hurdling form, and can complete for prize money.

Boughtbeforelunch - Leicester 14:40

Boughtbeforelunch has taken well to fences in four starts to date, winning a novice event at Southwell back in November, and he shaped well when third at Warwick last time, getting outpaced three out before plugging on in the home straight - pulling clear of the rest. A reproduction of that effort would make him very difficult to beat. Nomination Game took a big step forward to finish second here last time and is respected, while Trigger Nichol is another to consider provided he can leave his chasing debut behind now upped in trip.

Sparky Stowaway - Leicester 15:10

An open contest, in which preference is for Sparky Stowaway, who ran right up to his best to finish third over C&D last month, always playing catch-up with the front pair before running on and not being unduly punished when his chance was gone. He's been raised 2 lb for that effort, but he looks one to keep an eye on here on what will be just his second start for new trainer Paul Webber, who can squeeze out some more improvement. Falcon Sun did it readily over C&D last month and is the biggest threat provided he can build on that.

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