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Timeform UK SmartPlays: Tuesday 8 October

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"There was plenty to like about her performance on that occasion..."

Timeform on Malika I Jahan

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Jeweller - 18:40 Chelmsford

Sir Michael Stoute's Jeweller looks the way to go here with the step up in trip looking sure to suit this lightly-raced colt who is having only his second run in a handicap. Volcanique is another who should benefit from this 2m trip and she rates the chief threat, while Spice War commands plenty of respect in his hat-trick bid.

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Arctic Sound - 18:10 Chelmsford

Only three runners are set to go to post here and it could be worth opposing the likely favourite Arctic Sound. He was last seen contesting the German 2000 Guineas at Cologne in May, where he finished a neck second to Fox Champion. That form looks solid with the horses in and around him going on to run well since, but Arctic Sound has clearly had a problem since then that has kept him off the track. For all this doesn't look the strongest race to reappear in, taking a short price doesn't make much appeal, so it could be worth siding with Ambassadorial, who goes particularly well round here.

Smart Stat:
Malika I Jahan - 19:10 Chelmsford

21% - David Lanigan's strike rate with horses running over 10f+

Malika I Jahan showed improved form after 11 months off and upped three furlongs in trip when finishing second to a promising sort over this C&D last time, seeming well suited by the longer trip. There was plenty to like about her performance on that occasion, and that run is sure to put an edge on her, so she is selected to go one place better now.

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