Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday August 11

Scorching Heat – 14:10Scorching Heat shaped with promise when second on his racecourse debut at 10 days ago, travelling strongly throughout on the front end and only weakening when the lack of a previous run began to tell in the closing stages. That form leaves him 2 lb clear of his nearest rival on ratings and – entitled to improve with that initial experience under his belt – Scorching Heat is taken to see off the attentions of King of Spades and can continue trainer Andrew Balding’s fine form of late (three winners and six placed from last 16 runners). Massaat – 16:10Massaat was disappointing when down the field on his most recent outing in the at , but appeared to have his stamina stretched by the step up to 1½m on that occasion and deserves another chance to confirm the promise of his second in the at . That form could hardly have worked out better, with the winner and the third both successful in group company at and – 5 lb clear of Sovereign Debt on ratings – Massaat is expected to regain the winning thread with the minimum of fuss in this Group 3 contest. Babyfact – 16:40

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