Timeform US SmartPlays: Friday 31 May

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Timeform pick out three bets in the US tonight

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Woodbine on Friday...

"...looks to have been found a good opportunity in this optional claimer..."

Timeform on Thunderous Gem

#5 Can'thelpbelieving - Woodbine R4, 19:45 BST

Trainer Graham Motion doesn't send too many runners to Woodbine, but has a good strike-rate when doing so, and Can'thelpbelieving can further enhance his fine record. Final Copy stands out as clearly the biggest threat in what is a decent contest.

#5 Thunderous Gem - Woodbine R7, 21:27 BST

Thunderous Gem has run some good races in strong company during her short career and looks to have been found a good opportunity in this optional claimer. H Is Just a Number, a winner in a slightly lower grade last time, has claims if handling this stiffer task, while Scat's Rose is another potential danger.

#8 Ambitious Moon - Woodbine R8, 22:00 BST

Ambitious Moon wasn't quite at her best on the all-weather last time but should put up a much better showing switching back to her favoured turf surface. Kitten's Finest, Super Patriotic and Baby Driver are 3 of the biggest threats in a reasonably open race.

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