Timeform’s three best bets at Leicester on Monday 17 May



Timeform pick out the best bets at Leicester on Monday.

“…may have an even bigger effort in his locker…”

Timeform on Grey Fox

Cirrus – 18:05 Leicester

Cirrus shaped nicely when third on her reappearance at Nottingham last week, moving through the race like a filly ahead of her mark. The strength with which she travelled suggests that this drop back in trip to seven furlongs (from an extended mile) ought to be in her favour, and she is of clear interest from just a 1 lb higher mark. There could be more to come from her over this trip.

Handsome – 19:35 Leicester

Handsome has shown run-by-run improvement in maiden and novice company and enters handicaps from a lenient-looking opening mark. Handsome has a good staying pedigree – he is a half-brother to the smart Ranch Hand – and he would have been inconvenienced by the steady pace that developed on his seasonal reappearance at Windsor. The softer ground and galloping track here should place a greater emphasis on stamina which will suit.

Grey Fox – 20:05 Leicester

Grey Fox showed much-improved form when winning a Windsor handicap by four and a quarter lengths on his return earlier this month and a 9 lb rise in the weights may not be enough to stop him following up. Grey Fox impressed with how well he travelled in first-time cheekpieces at Windsor, leaving the impression that he may have an even bigger effort in his locker.