Timeform UK SmartPlays: Wednesday 5 December

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"...as looked better than ever over hurdles this season and could turn out to be smart in this sphere, too..."

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Lacan - 17:30 Kempton

The vote goes to Lacan, who hasn't had things go entirely his way of late, but ran creditably back at this track last time, and is now 2 lb below his last winning mark. Sun Hat completed the hat-trick when seeing off subsequent winner Rampant Lion at Lingfield and she has to be feared having gone up just 3 lb. However, she's unlikely to represent much value and stall 12 is hardly ideal. Bobby Biscuit and Juanito Chico are others to consider.

Eljaddaaf - 18:00 Kempton

Eljaddaaf notched his fourth C&D victory three weeks ago, arriving typically late on the scene and arguably winning with a bit left up his sleeve. The seven-year-old is taken to repeat the dose off just a 2 lb higher mark, likely at the main expense of Island of Life, who had more in hand than the margin of victory suggested at Newcastle and she isn't passed over lightly, while Polybius, also successful last time, is another to consider.

Verdana Blue - 18:30 Kempton

Verdana Blue has looked better than ever over hurdles this season and could turn out to be smart in this sphere, too, judged on her victory at Chelmsford in September. She is expected to take this step up in class in her stride and prove too strong for Architecture, who shaped well when returning from a lengthy layoff over C&D last month and, along with French raider Time Shanakill, are feared most.

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