Timeform UK SmartPlays: Wednesday August 3

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Race 5 – Bath 1:00am

2. Aurora Gray: Hughie Morrison is in excellent form at present and his handicap debutant Aurora Gray is of plenty of interest here now upped in trip which on pedigree should suit.

By ten-furlong winner Rip Van Winkle and out of Summer’s Eve, a listed-placed mare who was effective over trips up to a mile and a half.

Aurora Gray looks to have been handed a workable opening mark and can improve past the standard-setting Patent, who, after two starts in handicaps and three in maidens, is not open to as much immediate improvement as the selection.

Betting Strategy

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Race 1 – Yarmouth 2:20am

6. Captain Peacock: Takes on older horses for the first time today after a good second over this trip at Sandown last time against his own generation. That race is working out fairly well (first and third Mystique Heights and Tyrell filled the first two spots in another race next time) and Captain Peacock may well have won had he not hung towards the rail in the closing stages. He is taking on some in-form older horses, including The Ducking Stool, but he is the potential improver in the field and looks worth a bet.

Betting Strategy

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Race 7 – Yarmouth 5:20am

4. Fleeting Dream: Bred to be much better than a 56-rated handicapper, being by Dream Ahead and out of a listed five-furlong winner in Flanders, and this 400,000 guinea yearling – a half-sister to the likes of G Force – is expected to take off now handicapping.

She is dropping in trip now for her handicap debut after tackling trips of up to seven furlongs in maidens, which should suit (speedy enough to get the lead over six furlongs last time) and is worth backing ahead of Sacred Harp, who was a runner-up off a higher mark on her reappearance and should go well after returning to form in maiden company last time.

Betting Strategy

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