Timeform’s three best bets for Monday 17 May



Timeform identify the three best bets at Redcar on Monday…

“…he can build on that promise now entering handicaps from a lenient-looking opening mark…”

Timeform on Symbol of Hope

Naughty Ana – 13:55 Redcar

Naughty Ana didn’t show a great deal on her first couple of starts but she offered more promise when third at Ripon last week. Naughty Ana has a running style and pedigree that suggests she will relish this step up in trip to a mile from six furlongs, and she appeals as a potential improver on her handicap debut.

Army of India – 16:15 Redcar

It is easy to excuse Army of India’s latest effort at Chester as he was bumped coming out of the stalls and took a keen hold in rear. He had previously run well at Doncaster, finishing a close-up third in what looked like an interesting six-furlong handicap, only headed inside the final 100 yards after showing good speed. That bodes well for his prospects over five furlongs, and he is less exposed than some of these rivals.

Symbol of Hope – 16:50 Redcar

Symbol of Hope caught the eye on his second start at Newcastle, where he made good, late headway into fourth, and he can build on that promise now entering handicaps from a lenient-looking opening mark. It’s still early days in his career and it would be little surprise were he to rate much higher than this in time.