Timeform US SmartPlays: Saturday 23 February

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Timeform pick out three bets in the US tonight

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Tampa Bay on Saturday...

"His last win came at this course in November and he can get back on the up..."

Timeform on Marksman

#8 Twcubanbrothersu - Tampa Bay R8 (21:15 GMT)

Twocubanbrothersu showed a good attitude to fend off all the challengers when winning over a mile here last time and is expected to take the beating once again dropped back in trip. Mr Lightning Boy ran well last time and could prove the biggest danger ahead of Combat Controller.

#6 Marksman - Tampa Bay R9 (21:45 GMT)

Marksman hasn't been at his best of late but in the context of this race he makes the most appeal. His last win came at this course in November and he can get back on the up under Daniel Centeno. Astute Warrior is perhaps in better form than his recent form figures suggest and shouldn't be underestimated, either, while Nigel's Destiny is also considered.

#12 Lake Nakuru - Tampa Bay R10 (22:15 GMT)

Lake Nakuru has made a promising start to his career, filling the runner-up spot on both occasions and, with likely further improvement forthcoming, he is expected to open his account at the third attempt. Get Along has a different sort of profile but could still pose the main threat, while the more exposed King Leonardo is also respected.

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