Timeform’s three best bets for Tuesday 18 May

Timeform identify the three best bets at Nottingham on Tuesday…

“…there is plenty to like about his claims under conditions which will suit…”

Timeform on Cochise

King of Clubs – 13:45 Nottingham

King of Clubs left his previous efforts on the all-weather behind when a short-head second in a big-field novice event over course and distance three weeks ago. He was strong in the betting and shaped particularly well to be beaten just a short head, likely to have won had the pace been stronger. A repeat of that level may well enable him to go one place better.

Cochise – 15:30 Nottingham

There is plenty of rain around at the moment and that will suit the claims of Cochise, who seemingly hasn’t been the easiest to train but relished testing conditions when resuming winning ways over a mile and three quarters at this course earlier this month. Cochise is already proven at two miles and could in fact improve again for the return to this trip and there is plenty to like about his claims under conditions which will suit.

The Thin Blue Line – 16:30 Nottingham

The Thin Blue Line signed off his juvenile season with a win in a nursery at Newcastle and he ran creditably on his return from six months off when hitting the frame in a handicap at Thirsk from a 6 lb higher mark 10 days ago. That effort is worth marking up as he fared comfortably the best of those who were drawn high in a race where the low-drawn numbers dominated the finish and there should be more to come from him.