Timeform US SmartPlays: Saturday, September 23

There is racing from Belmont on Saturday
There is racing from Belmont on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from Belmont and Parx on Saturday.


Time And Motion - Belmont 19:32 BST

Only five runners, but a trappy little contest, with Time And Motion just getting the nod. Third at this level on her last two starts, Time and Motion had previously put up a solid effort when sixth (beaten just three lengths) behind Dickinson and Lady Eli in a Grade 1 at Keeneland in April. Sassy Little Lila also brings Grade 1 form into the race, and is feared most, while Celestine is another worthy of close consideration.

Coal Front - Parx 21:14 BST

Todd Pletcher's lightly-raced Coal Front is unexposed and brings a progressive profile into this competitive dirt sprint. A front-running winner of a 6.5f Grade 2 at Saratoga in July, Coal Front was far from disgraced when fifth to Practical Joke at the top level last time. Excitations was runner-up to Coal Front in that aforementioned Grade 2 and may well fill the same spot again, while American Pastime has been recording big figures at allowance level and looks to make the step up.

West Coast - Parx 22:45 BST

In a year when the American three-year-old colts are far from a vintage bunch, West Coast put up what was arguably the best performance of any of them in winning the Travers last time. Sent straight to the front by Mike Smith, West Coast was able to dictate before drawing away for a convincing win by just over three lengths. Bob Baffert's charge is unlikely to be able to dominate this contest from the front, however, but he has won races with a stalking style before, so that shouldn't be too much of an issue. Irish War Cry is a little in and out, but his best form gives him a big chance, and he may emerge as the main danger, while Irap has built up a solid and consistent profile, and should be on the premises once again.

Timeform US SmartPlays:

Win back #4 Time And Motion in R3 (19:32 BST) at Belmont
Win back #1A Coal Front in R9 (21:14 BST) at Parx
Win back #4 West Coast in R11 (22:45 BST) at Parx


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