Timeform US SmartPlays: Sunday May 17

Timeform's US team bring you three bets on Sunday evening
Timeform's US team bring you three bets on Sunday evening

Timeform's US team pick out the best bets on Sunday.

"That form looks good in hindsight with the first two since running to a minimum Timeform rating of 82 and the fourth winning next time out too"

Monmouth Park race 8 (21:10 BST) - Deep Consideration

Deep Consideration is gradually getting the hang of racing on turf and his latest fourth at Gulfstream is right up there with his best efforts on dirt. That form looks good in hindsight with the first two since running to a minimum Timeform rating of 82 and the fourth winning next time out too, so Deep Consideration's chances of getting off the mark in the eighth race at Monmouth where he has a fair edge on form look clear. Newcomer Fleapit Dryer promises to take a chunk out of the market, so forecast odds of 4 are more than acceptable.

Belmont race 8 (21:57 BST) - Here's Zealicious

Bella The Bandit is a progressive filly who has won her last two races, and that profile has seen her installed as forecast favourite for the eighth race at Belmont, but this contest is a bigger test of her credentials again than the field she beat last time and Here's Zealicious is the one that appeals far more at the odds. More experienced than Bella The Bandit, she's capable of useful form, as she has proven numerous times, including recently, and her overall profile entitles her to start favourite in our book, so she has to be the bet at the forecast 5.

Monmouth Park race 10 (22:12 BST) - American Girl

American Girl looked a good prospect when winning her sole start at Dundalk last year and though she didn't maybe progress as seemed likely in her two runs in the States, her form is still the best on offer in the tenth race (22.12 BST) at Monmouth and it looks significant that she has been persevered with. There are plausible excuses for those two starts, clearly in need of the experience here first time and then getting bumped and racing wide at Belmont, so given the excellent record of her trainer with runners back from a six-month to nine-month break the chance looks worth taking with forecast favourite Zloty having a fair bit to find on our book.

Race 8 Monmouth (21:10BST) win back #2 DEEP CONSIDERATION at 3.4 or longer
Race 8 Belmont (21:57 BST) win back #2 HERE'S ZEALICIOUS at 4.2 or longer
Race 10 Monmouth (22:12 BST) win back #6 AMERICAN GIRL at 5.0 or longer

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