Timeform UK SmartPlays: Monday 1 July

Windsor races
Monday's action includes Flat racing at Windsor and Pontefract on Monday

Timeform pick out their best back, lay and smart stat bets on Monday...

"...there's no reason to think that he can't give another good account, and he's taken to complete a course hat-trick."

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Tricky Dicky - 14:00 Pontefract

Tricky Dicky enjoys his trips to Pontefract, winning on his last two starts here, and he's in really good heart at the moment, returning to winning ways in good style over C&D last week, staying on to lead inside the final furlong and scoring by three quarters of a length. A 5 lb rise in the weights makes life tougher, but there's no reason to think that he can't give another good account, and he's taken to complete a course hat-trick.

Lay
Mister Music - 14:45 Wolverhampton

It isn't difficult to see why Mister Music is likely to be a strong favourite for this, considering the form that he's been showing of late. However, he's regularly been finding one too good, and failed to capitalise on the drop into claiming company when a well-backed second at Southwell last time. The drop back to seven furlongs isn't sure to suit considering he's been shaping as though he's needed every inch of the mile-long trips he's been running at of late, and it may be worth taking him on at the prices with Creek Harbour - who returned to winning ways at Lingfield last time.

Smart Stat
Takumi - 19:15 Windsor

25% - Andrea Atzeni's strike rate at WINDSOR

Takumi has shaped well in each of his three starts so far this term, and was a big eye-catcher when finishing second at Newmarket 10 days ago, ending any chances he had of winning when veering badly away from the whip in the closing stages having come from the back with a promising-looking run. He looks to be a on a good mark at the moment, and looks worth another chance to prove his temperament with Andrea Atzeni booked to ride - whose 25% strike rate at Windsor is a nice bonus.

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