Timeform US SmartPlays: Saturday, June 9

Justify will bid to win the US Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes
Justify will bid to win the US Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes
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Timeform pick out three bets from Belmont on Saturday, a card which is headlined by Justify's Triple Crown bid.

"She has plenty of speed, and could get first run in what looks likely to become a highly tactical contest."

Timeform on American Gal

#5 American Gal - Belmont R3, 17:47 BST

An intriguing contest, which includes last year's Kentucky Oaks winner Abel Tasman. She is likely to go off at a short price, but is far from bombproof, and American Gal rates as a more interesting option. She has plenty of speed, and could get first run in what looks likely to become a highly tactical contest.

#3 Monomoy Girl - Belmont R4, 18:24 BST

Another winner of the Kentucky Oaks is set to be on show on this card in the form of Monomoy Girl, who won this year's renewal. She showed a fantastic attitude to win that last time out, extending her winning run to three, and is a strong fancy to follow up here. Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Caledonia Road is likely to provide the biggest threat.

#7 A Raving Beauty - Belmont R8, 21:02 BST

A Raving Beauty could hardly have been more impressive on her first start in the States since switching from Germany to Chad Brown, winning a Grade 3 event by over three lengths. The slight drop back in trip isn't an issue and she's fancied to go in again. On Leave and Proctor's Ledge can chase the selection home.

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