Timeform UK SmartPlays: Friday, May 18

There is Flat racing from Newbury on Friday
There is Flat racing from Newbury on Friday
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"She produced a career-best by some way when scoring from just 5 lb lower at Newmarket in August..."

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Ultimate Avenue - Newbury 14:35

Ultimate Avenue did not look entirely straightforward in three starts last season (has to be delivered late), but he is unquestionably talented and this lightly-raced four-year-old could take some stopping here if a gelding operation over the winter and the application of a hood have the desired effect. The consistent Baron Bolt lost no caste in defeat on return at Newmarket and another bold show is anticipated, with The Daley Express and Ice Age others to note.

Kerrera - Newbury 15:05

Kerrera is likely to be spot-on following last month's return to action at Wolverhampton and could be the answer to this tricky-looking handicap. She produced a career-best by some way when scoring from just 5 lb lower at Newmarket in August and remains unexposed on turf, with the booking of Adam Kirby a possible sign of intent. Rubensian and Sky Marshal showed improved form on the all-weather over the winter and will be live dangers if able to reproduce that back on turf.

Al Muffrih - Newbury 16:15

Al Muffrih stayed on strongly late on when third on his debut at Newmarket in October, form which is working out well (winner also won Saturday's Lingfield Derby Trial), and this Derby entry should be suited by the longer trip here. An exciting prospect, he can take this, a maiden that has been won by some smart sorts over the years, before going on to bigger and better things. Cassini, who has shown plenty in two starts so far, and the newcomer Harawi are feared most.

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