Timeform US SmartPlays: Saturday September 26

Tonight's final Smartplay comes from Belmont
Tonight's final Smartplay comes from Belmont

Timeform's US team provide you with a bet from three different venues on Saturday.

"Todd Pletcher’s charge was no match for Flintshire last time at Saratoga but finished clear of the rest and meets nothing of his calibre here."

Woodbine 21:41 - Conquest Strate Up

London Tower has been put in as favourite for the eighth race at Woodbine, and faces stiff opposition from one of his old rivals Brooklynsway, but it might be worth taking a chance with Conquest Strate Up who is unbeaten in two races and has won both impressively. This is a big step up in grade, obviously, but the manner in which she has disposed of her rivals coming from well off a slow pace each time suggests she's a lot better than she has shown and a two-month absence is no problem in view of her trainer's record with similar absences.

Delaware 21:45 - Mastic

Mastic won a race no deeper than the one he contests today at Delaware Park, and has to be respected clearly, but the forecast 3.0 looks a bit skinny with the progressive Code Name Taurus and arguable form selection Fiery Cat in opposition and a lay looks the best call. Code Name Taurus in particular could be anything and arguably has more scope than Mastic.

Belmont 23:01 - Red Rifle

Track conditions are forecast to be fast at Belmont and that should suit Big Blue Kitten in the turf feature, the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, after his flop at Arlington last time, but Red Rifle comes here at the top of his game and is preferred. Todd Pletcher's charge was no match for Flintshire last time at Saratoga but finished clear of the rest and meets nothing of his calibre here. The 3.5 Morning Line forecast looks on the generous side.

Race 8 Woodbine (21:41 BST) win back #1 CONQUEST STRATE UP at 6.0 or longer
Race 8 Delaware (21:45 BST) win lay #3 MASTIC at 3.0 or shorter
Race 10 Belmont (23:01 BST) win back #1 Red RIFLE at 3.2 or longer

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