Horse Racing Tips

Timeform UK SmartPlays: Wednesday 31 July

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There is flat racing from Goodwood and Redcar and jumps racing from Perth on Wednesday

"...improved for the switch to handicap company last time at this track and can take another step forward now upped in trip again."

Timeform on Mina Vagante

Timeform pick out their best back, lay and smart stat bets on Wednesday...

Back
Mina Vagante - 15:55 Redcar

MINA VAGANTE improved for the switch to handicap company last time at this track and can take another step forward now upped in trip again. Hugo Palmer would have to travel this filly a long way for today and the journey looks like being worthwhile. She pulled clear with the eventual winner on her last start and looked like she would progress again. The dam side of her family has a large influence of stamina and she can progress past the exposed types she takes on today.

Lay
Braid Blue - 14:00 Perth

BRAID BLUE comes into this off the back of three hurdle wins in a row and with an unbeaten course record, however those victories come at a price in this minor event in the cost of penalties and he has to give at least 13 lbs to most of the field, with 18 lbs to his main threat Indian Temple. He reverts to hurdling off the back of two chase wins. With no questions about the trip or the ground, he can dominate this field and register his first success over hurdles.

SmartStat
Sir Ron Priestley - 14:25 Goodwood

3 - Mark Johnston's number of winners in past 9 runnings.

SIR RON PRIESTLEY can be forgiven his effort at Royal Ascot when given a very attacking ride and being easily collared in the straight, but boasted a very progressive profile before that. Since his return as a three-year-old, he had been unbeaten before Royal Ascot, taking a Ripon minor event and a Haydock handicap. He got straight back on track when seeing out a step up in trip at Haydock to beat his re-opposing stable mate Mind The Crack and the drop back to a mile and a half won't be of any inconvenience here. He can enhance his trainers excellent record in this contest, including when he trained the winner of this race for this owner nine years ago.

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