Timeform US SmartPlays: Saturday 1 June

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Timeform pick out three bets in the US tonight

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Penn National on Saturday...

"...an impressive strike-rate of 4 wins from 8 starts, Kiaran McLaughlin’s smart colt can add to that tally here..."

Timeform on A Thread of Blue

#4 Fireinthepulpit - Penn National R1, 19:45 BST

Fireinthepulpit is open to progression after just 2 starts and makes plenty of appeal dropping into maiden claiming company for the first time. Although beaten 10 lengths into third last time, that was a stronger contest than this one, and he can get off the mark at the third attempt.

#10 Call Paul - Penn National R5, 21:34 BST

Call Paul was a good second in a strong race at Belmont last time and is very much the one to beat in this weaker contest. The main danger may well be Word On a Wing, who broke his maiden impressively 2 starts ago before finishing runner-up in allowance company last time.

#2 A Thread of Blue - Penn National, R11 00:50 BST

The Grade 2 Penn Mile is the highlight of the season at Penn National and it can go the way of A Thread of Blue, who brings solid Graded stakes form to the table. With an impressive strike-rate of 4 wins from 8 starts, Kiaran McLaughlin's smart colt can add to that tally here, with Casa Creed and Forty Under heading the list of dangers.

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