Timeform UK SmartPlays: Tuesday 27 August

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"...looks sure to take all the beating now back at the scene of his July win under Thore Hammer Hansen, with whom he has forged a really good partnership..."

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The Lords Walk - 16:55 Epsom

The Lords Walk shaped better than the bare result when second on his most recent outing at Salisbury, conceding first run to the winner and doing well under the circumstances to finish as close as he did, never nearer than the length and a half he was beaten at the line. Bill Turner's charge certainly showed enough to suggest that he remains on a fair mark, the one to beat on weight-adjusted ratings here, and he looks sure to take all the beating now back at the scene of his July win under Thore Hammer Hansen, with whom he has forged a really good partnership in recent starts.

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Airbrush - 17:20 Bath

Airbrush carries the dreaded 'Warning Horse' Flag with Timeform, denoting that there are some doubts about the strength of her recent form, and as a result she looks one to take on in today's five-furlong nursery at Bath. It's fair to say that a worrying theme has emerged in her four career starts to date, with her finishing effort consistently leaving something to be desired, and a 3 lb higher mark than when second on her handicap debut at Brighton demands further improvement, in a race where very few can be ruled out with total confidence. The pick of the opposition looks to be Prissy Missy, who sets the standard by virtue of her sound second at Ffos Las earlier this month.

Smart Stat
Betsey Trotter - 16:05 Ripon

23% - Daniel Tudhope's strike rate at Ripon

Betsey Trotter showed much-improved form to complete her hat-trick at Redcar last time, hitting the front a furlong out and quickly forging clear thereafter. A different filly in the second half of 2019, with her new yard having needed a little time to get to grips with her, the manner of that latest success suggests that she's not done improving yet, and an 8 lb higher mark might not be enough to end her winning sequence under Danny Tudhope, who has excelled at Ripon in recent seasons and will be hoping to close the gap on Oisin Murphy in the jockeys' championship with another winner here.

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