Timeform US SmartPlays: Thursday 23 May

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Timeform pick out three bets in the US tonight

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

"Granted natural progression, she should be up to taking this maiden claimer..."

Timeform on Queen Kahen

#6 Queen Kahen - Belmont R3, 21:07 BST

Queen Kahen showed plenty when runner-up on debut at Aqueduct last month despite being fractious in the stalls beforehand. Granted natural progression, she should be up to taking this maiden claimer, with It's a Shaw Thing and Forbidden Frolic the main dangers.

#9 Il Primo Sole - Belmont R4, 21:38 BST

Il Primo Sole showed top handicap form for John Gosden in the UK last year and is taken to strike on US debut for new trainer David Duggan. The Chad Brown pair of Financial System and Unleveraged both have plenty to recommend them and should be thereabouts at the business end.

#6 Amigos Tune - Penn R1, 23:00 BST

A weak-looking maiden claimer opens the Penn National card, and it looks a good opportunity for Amigos Tune to get off the mark at the fourth attempt. It may well fall to one of the newcomers, Zippy Jo, to provide the stiffest opposition.

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