Timeform UK SmartPlays: Wednesday 26 June

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There is Flat racing from Salisbury on Wednesday

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

"...she looks sure to take all the beating if coping with the two runs in such a short space of time..."

Timeform on Caustic Love

Back
Kiefer - 16:20 Salisbury

Kiefer progressed again in making a successful handicap debut at Newbury last month, impressing with the way he went through the race for one with such a stout pedigree (half-brother to the Melbourne Cup runner-up Bauer) and duly finding plenty for pressure to lead close home, ultimately well on top at the finish. The visual impression he created on that occasion was backed up by the clock, and, 2 lb clear of the field on weight-adjusted ratings here, he looks sure to mount a bold follow-up bid, with the prospect of even more to come in a race that the Eve Johnson Houghton yard won with On To Victory (proved smart) in 2017.

Lay
Floki - 16:10 Ffos Las

Floki remains with potential on the back of his maiden win at Kelso last time, but that wasn't a strong race of its kind and he doesn't appeal as being obviously well treated starting out in handicaps from a BHA mark of 115. Dan Skelton's charge looks one to take on, all things considered, while it could also be worth having a small win bet on Gone Platinum. He has been in tremendous form since April, and having comfortably landed a handicap chase from this same mark at Market Rasen five days ago, his claims of gaining his fifth win from his last seven outings back over hurdles look fairly obvious.

Smart Stat
Caustic Love - 17:00 Carlisle

£18.41 - Keith Dalgleish's profit to a £1 level stake with horses being stepped up in trip

Caustic Love proved better than ever after six months off to open her account here nine days ago, hitting the front over a furlong out and quickly forging clear thereafter. Her strength at the finish suggests that the extra distance here won't be a problem, and she looks sure to take all the beating if coping with the two runs in such a short space of time, 5 lb clear of the field on weight-adjusted ratings - even under a 6 lb penalty - and with further improvement on the cards given her lightly-raced profile. Supaulette and Polyphony both arrive here in good form and the former is marginally preferred for forecast purposes.

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