Timeform UK SmartPlays: Wednesday 24 July

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

“…and with a couple of strong travelling types in the race, it looks likely it will be run to suit.”

Timeform on Quicksand

Back
Quicksand – 19:15 Leicester

Hughie Morrison has his string in hot form and QUICKSAND can benefit from a drop back in trip here having failed to stay a mile and six furlongs last time. Her penultimate run at Doncaster was filled with credit where they didn’t go quick enough for her to be seen at her best and with a couple of strong travelling types in the race, it looks likely that this contest will be run to suit.

Lay
Ollivander – 15:40 Catterick

OLLIVANDER enjoys a stiff track having done all his winning at Beverley and he doesn’t have those conditions here on a more speed favouring track. He had the run of the race that day and while he drops into a claimer here, he looks vulnerable to the lightly raced Sarasota, who made eye-catching progress under a hands-and-heels ride after being outpaced at Brighton. She has a step back up in trip in her favour today.

SmartStat
Nkosikazi – 15:50 Lingfield

24% – William Haggas’s strike rate in mid-season

After leaving Brian Meehan, NKOSIKAZI looks to have improved for the switch of stables. Her two starts this year for William Haggas have yielded two good seconds, latterly in a Newmarket handicap. She was beaten that day by a handicap debutant that raced away from her, and given she responds well to pressure, she may well have got the better of him that day if they had raced together. She can record a deserved success and can enhance her trainers excellent mid-season strike rate.

Minimum Bet Guarantee

Betfair’s ‘minimum bet guarantee’ on all Class 1 and 2 races in the UK and Ireland – which means all customers are able to bet to win a minimum of £500 – has been extended to cover all races at selected meetings this week. T&Cs apply.

Source:: Betfair UK Horse Racing News