Timeform UK SmartPlays: Wednesday 24 April

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There's Jumps action at Perth on Wednesday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Perth on Wednesday...

"...it would be no surprise should be bounce back to form here, particularly now eased 1 lb in the weights."

Timeform on Walt

Kingofthecotswolds - Perth 15:00

An open race, in which it looks worth siding with Kingofthecotswolds. He's been going the right way in his four starts over hurdles so far this year, bumping into a useful sort when second at Huntingdon last time out, and gets the nod here in the hope that the step up in trip can unlock some further improvement. Eur Gone West is a big danger in pursuit of a hat-trick and isn't easily passed over, while Go Another Go is another big threat.

Walt - Perth 15:30

Walt was well-beaten on his most recent start in the Close Brothers at Cheltenham last month, but he can have a line drawn through that effort, considering that he was persistently knocked off his stride by the error-strewn Dell Oro in the first half of the race. He won a valuable handicap at Kempton prior to that, and it would be no surprise should be bounce back to form here, particularly now eased 1 lb in the weights. He shades the vote over More Buck's, who won here on his only other visit and arrives here on a good mark himself.

Napoleon Blue - Perth 16:05

Gordon Elliott has built up quite a habit of winning valuable races here over the past couple of years, and it seems Adrian Murray is keen to follow in his footsteps with Napoleon Blue. He landed a punt when winning at Thurles last time, and he gave the distinct impression that he is still unexposed as a staying hurdler. With more improvement to come, he can follow up at the expense of follow Irish raiders Shanroe Al C and Load Up Time.

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