Timeform US SmartPlays: Thursday 18 July

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Timeform pick out three bets in the US tonight

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Saratoga and Penn National on Thursday...

"The booking of top jockey Javier Castellano is another plus..."

Timeform on After You

#6 After You - Saratoga R1 (18:00 BST)

The form of After You's maiden claiming win at Santa Anita last September has been well advertised and he looks to have been working well in preparation for this belated return to action. The booking of top jockey Javier Castellano is another plus and After You is taken to make a winning comeback.

#4 Smooth With a Kick - Saratoga R6 (21:03 BST)

Smooth With a Kick hasn't run too badly to be placed on all 3 outings to date and can get off the mark at the fourth time of asking in a maiden that doesn't look the deepest. We Are Family and Hightailing look the ones to concentrate on for place purposes.

#4 The Forty Factor - Penn National R3 (23:55 BST)

The Forty Factor followed up a win on dirt with a turf success last time and can bring up the hat-trick kept to that surface in this $16k claimer. Tiger Alley may be next best, while Bern Cigars is another who can make the places.

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