Timeform UK SmartPlays: Wednesday, April 18

There is a good-quality card at Newmarket on Wednesday
There is a good-quality card at Newmarket on Wednesday
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Timeform pick out three bets from Newmarket on Wednesday...

"...while he's clearly not short of speed, this step up in trip shouldn't be a problem..."

Timeform on Hey Jonesy

Hey Jonesy - 14:25 Newmarket

Not beaten far in the Group 1 Middle Park here on his final two-year-old start, Hey Jonesy could take some stopping if fully tuned-up for this seasonal reappearance. Indeed, Kevin Ryan's charge remains with potential and while he's clearly not short of speed, this step up in trip shouldn't be a problem, and he is expected to progress into a pattern-class performer this season. Rufus King and the unbeaten Snazzy Jazzy merit respect, particularly the latter, who should also have plenty more to offer this year.

Deauville - 15:00 Newmarket

While Deauville signed off 2017 on a disappointing note, form such as his excellent third in the Queen Anne earlier in the campaign gives him a clear edge over these rivals. Some of Aidan O'Brien's runners have been coming on for their reappearance, but he sets a high standard here, and won't need to be at his best to come out on top. Robin of Navan is yet to strike on these shores but a reproduction of his C&D effort in October would put him firmly in the picture.

Casey Jones - 17:55 Newmarket

A typically strong renewal of this handicap and the pick of several exciting types may be Casey Jones, who pulled nicely clear of the rest with another promising one when maintaining his unbeaten record at Newcastle last time. A subsequent 7 lb rise looks manageable and there should be more to come now switched to turf. Istanbul Sultan may have been let in lightly by the handicapper and looks a danger.

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