Timeform pick out their best back, lay and smart stat bets on Wednesday…
“She dropped into handicap company for the first time since June 2018 and despite being snatched up and getting into trouble, she stayed on well to lead late on, suggesting she is well worth her place back in this grade.”
Timeform on Queen Of Time
Langholm – 16:00 Beverley
LANGHOLM returns to the scene of his last two wins after a below par run at Doncaster last time, where he ran too free and didn't get home. He gets reunited with Paul Hanagan back at the C&D that he has taken a liking to and can get back on the progressive thread here. The ground won't pose an issue having won on either side of good and with him the only confirmed front-runner in the field, he can keep this simple and set his own fractions, giving himself an excellent chance of winning for the third time in four starts.
Potterman – 17:30 Worcester
POTTERMAN steps up in trip on his third chase start after struggling to give away a penalty last time out as Ffos Las. He doesn't seem to have improved for a switch of obstacles and wasn't fluent over his fences last time, which can leave him vulnerable here. Le Musee comfortably beat him at Ffos Las and looked to be in control last time at Southwell before stumbling badly and finishing a length behind the winner. Canton Price can also pose a threat off the back of a good performance at Cartmel under Richard Johnson and both of those make more appealing, leaving the selection vulnerable.
Queen of Time – 15:50 Salisbury
3 – Henry Candy's number of winners in past 9 runnings.
QUEEN OF TIME has been a regular in similar contests and looks to have a good chance of finally gaining success in one after a success over C&D a month ago. She dropped into handicap company for the first time since June 2018 and despite being snatched up and getting into trouble, she stayed on well to lead late on, suggesting she is well worth her place back in this grade. The cheekpieces from that day are retained and she looks set to gain a well-deserved success at this level. Henry Candy has enjoyed recent success in this race, having won this contest three times since 2014 and has an excellent chance of gaining more with the selection.