Timeform US SmartPlays: Sunday August 23

Timeform advise bets for two US meetings on Sunday
Timeform advise bets for two US meetings on Sunday

Timeform's US team bring you three bets for racing at Monmouth and Saratoga.

"...but his previous race (which he won in a fast time) gives him strong claims."

Monmouth race 4 (19:20 BST) - North Ocean

North Ocean has won his last two starts and has strong claims of making it a hat-trick in this $6k claiming contest. Bea Wildcat can go well at a price, while Keep the Canoli has claims if rebounding from a poor effort last time out.

Saratoga race 5 (20:13 BST) - Regulus

Regulus had problems at the start last time and could never really get into contention, but his previous race (which he won in a fast time) gives him strong claims. S'maverlous won last time out for Regulus' trainer Rudy Rodriguez, but was claimed out of that contest, and it looks significant that Rodriguez is happy to pitch the selection in against that one.

Monmouth race 8 (21:14 BST) - Percussion

Percussion ran well in allowance company last time - just his second start since being claimed by the prolific Jorge Navarro - and he can get the better of a short-priced favourite in Tinto Mesa. A winner of a maiden last time, Tinto Mesa took a while to finally get off the mark, and is worth taking on.

Timeform US SmartPlays:

Back #7 NORTH OCEAN in race 4 at Monmouth (19:20 BST)
Back #3 REGULUS in race 5 at Saratoga (20:13 BST)
Back #7 PERCUSSION in race 8 at Monmouth (21:14 BST)v

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