Timeform pick out their best back, lay and stats-based bets at Bangor and Thirsk on Wednesday...
"...made the perfect start to her career when winning at Newmarket last November..."
Timeform on With Thanks
Ahead of The Curve - 14:00 Bangor
Ahead of The Curve took a step back in the right direction when last seen finishing second at Kelso in December, ultimately going down by only three and a quarter lengths. He was arguably deserving of extra credit, too, given that he did plenty in the early stages and also made several mistakes. He is 1 lb lower here and looks to have an obvious chance at the weights, with his subsequent move to the excellent Ian Williams yard since also expected to bring about some improvement.
Glen Force - 19:00 Thirsk
Glen Force sets the standard in this minor event having shown fairly useful form to finish second at Ayr last time, but not everything about that performance was positive. Indeed, he again looked far from straightforward under pressure, hanging left and looking reluctant despite the first-time cheekpieces being enlisted. He's undoubtedly got the ability to win something like this but isn't one to be backing at short odds, with preference for Wondrous Words, who can be expected to do better than when third on her recent debut at Haydock (form working out well).
With Thanks - 17:30 Thirsk
24% - William Haggas' strike rate in mid-season
William Haggas is typically in top form as we head into the busiest part of the season, with 15 winners in the last 14 days, and he is likely to have high hopes of adding to his tally with one of his two runners in this minor event. The pick of them looks to be With Thanks, who made the perfect start to her career when winning at Newmarket last November. That form sets the standard here on weight-adjusted ratings, even with her penalty taken into account, and she is fancied to see off stablemate Avebury to maintain her unbeaten record.
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Back - Ahead of The Curve - 14:00 Bangor
Lay - Glen Force - 19:00 Thirsk
Smart Stat - With Thanks - 17:30 Thirsk
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