Timeform US SmartPlays: Thursday 26 September

Horses on dirt
Timeform pick out their best bets in the US tonight

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

"...should take plenty of beating in this turf contest..."

Timeform on Variant Perception

#7 Variant Perception - Belmont R5 (20:07 BST)

Variant Perception drops from allowance company into the claiming ranks for master trainer Chad Brown and should take plenty of beating in this turf contest. Inscom may well emerge as the main threat in what is an interesting race.

#6 He's Zippin On By - Penn National R2 (23:27 BST)

He's Zippin On By was below form on the Presque Isle all-weather track last time but can bounce back to form returned to dirt. Gio Lucky will be a danger if putting a poor recent showing behind him, while S W Eternal Rose is another to consider.

#6 Rex's Legacy - Penn National R4 (00:25 BST)

Rex's Legacy was beaten just a nose over C&D on his penultimate start and wasn't disgraced when fourth on a different surface last time. He can make the most of a return to this venue and come home ahead of Pattonville and Wolfinbarger.

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