Timeform US SmartPlays: Friday 27 December

Horses on bend
Timeform pick out three bets in the US on Friday

Timeform head to Hawthorne for their three best bets on Friday...

"Back down in grade, he can come out on top..."

Timeform on Runningfromthefeds

#1 Colonel Klink - Hawthorne R3 (19:55)

Colonel Klink drops back into optional claiming company after finishing a good third in a stakes race last time and ought to take all the beating. The main danger looks to be Little Mighty Man, who was just touched off in a similar contest to this on his most recent outing.

#2 Runningfromthefeds - Hawthorne R4 (20:25)

Runningfromthefeds was a C&D winner on his penultimate start and was then far from disgraced when third in a better race than this last time out. Back down in grade, he can come out on top ahead of Sun Brown and Herbie.

#6 Penalty Shot - Hawthorne R8 (22:25)

In an open claimer, it may pay to take a chance on Penalty Shot, who can bounce back from a poor effort here earlier in the month. That came in a stronger contest than this claimer, and the selection is still relatively low mileage with just ten starts under his belt, so may well get back on track.

Minimum Bet Guarantee

Betfair's 'minimum bet guarantee' on all races in the UK and Ireland means all customers are able to bet to win a minimum of £/€500. T&Cs apply.

Get a Free £/€20 Exchange Bet

  • Join Now - Open your account today using promo code VAL225
  • Bet - Place a £/€20 Bet on the Exchange
  • Earn - £/€20 Back in cash if your bet loses
Bet Now

T&Cs apply.

Discover the latest articles

Read past articles