Timeform US SmartPlays: Friday September 18

Two of Friday's bets are from Belmont
Two of Friday's bets are from Belmont

Timeform's US team bring you bets from Belmont and Finger Lakes.

"The step up to this 1m trip should bring about more improvement and he can get off the mark."

Finger Lakes race 4 (18:56 BST) - Celestial Sighting

Celestial Sighting has looked a potentially useful two-year-old in a pair of turf starts, but should prove equally effective on the dirt, and can take Finger Lakes' feature race of the day, the Lady Fingers Stakes. Pont de l'Alma and Backwood Bay head the list of dangers.

Belmont race 3 (19:01 BST) - Bookelia Island

Bookelia Island showed plenty of promise when beaten just half a length over 6.5f on debut, despite trailing by fifteen lengths at one point. The step up to this 1m trip should bring about more improvement and he can get off the mark.

Belmont race 7 (21:13 BST) - Tapitsphere

Having put up two creditable runner-up finishes on his last two starts, Tapitsphere can go one better in this starter allowance contest. Hillbilly Style ran well last time and should go well, along with African Fighter, who is proving consistent on dirt.

Timeform US SmartPlays:
Back #3 CELESTIAL SIGHTING in race 4 at Finger Lakes (18:56 BST)
Back #3 BOOKELIA ISLAND in race 3 at Belmont (19:01 BST)
Back #9 TAPITSPHERE in race 7 at Belmont (21:13 BST)

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