Timeform’s three best bets for Thursday 8 October

Timeform pick out the three best bets at Ayr on Thursday…

“The visor replaces cheekpieces and she goes well with cut in the ground…”

Timeform on Iconic Code

Burscough – 12:30 Ayr

Burscough shaped well without being seen to best effect on debut at Redcar in August and built on that initial run considerably when runner-up in a similar event at Pontefract last time. He went like the best horse at the weights on that occasion, too, his rider asking him to do too much early on in testing conditions. The return to a speedier track like this will suit, and he very much sets the standard in this field.

Iconic Code – 13:40 Ayr

Iconic Code hasn’t won for 12 months, but she has fallen 5 lb below her last winning mark in that time, and left the impression she was coming back to the boil when fifth at Thirsk last time. She again shaped better than the bare result, not getting the clearest run when suffering interference, finishing with running left, and she is in much better heart than her recent form figures suggest. The visor replaces cheekpieces and she goes well with cut in the ground.

Ugo Gregory – 15:10 Ayr

Ugo Gregory wasn’t seen to best effect and Nottingham but was well backed after just two days off when a convincing winner over this course and distance last time. He had fallen to an attractive mark and ended up resuming winning ways with plenty in hand. Connections are right to turn him out quickly under a 5 lb penalty and it will be disappointing if he isn’t able to follow up now.