Timeform US SmartPlays: Thursday April 9

Timeform's US team recommends two horses to back and one to lay on Thursday night
Timeform's US team recommends two horses to back and one to lay on Thursday night

Timeform's US team pick out three bets from the American action on Thursday evening...

"Quinta Verde makes her first start in the States, having shown useful form in Ireland last season, and has more than exceeded the standard usually required to win a typical turf maiden at Keeneland."

Aqueduct race 2, 18:51 BST - All Luv Me

All Luv Me is a consistent type who was a creditable third in $25k claiming company last time, and should go close dropping into this $16k claimer. Marriedtomichael has been off for a fair while, but has put up some fair efforts at around this level. Overmyhead is another worthy of consideration.

Keeneland race 6, 20:40 BST - Quinta Verde

Quinta Verde makes her first start in the States, having shown useful form in Ireland last season, and has more than exceeded the standard usually required to win a typical turf maiden at Keeneland. Kitten's Angel would be the main danger, but is on the reserve list and may not get in, while Right Decision is in a similar position. Quinta Verde looks banker material if neither of those two get a run.

Penn National race 7, 00:43 BST - Harrington (LAY)

Only six runners, but a wide-open contest for this $15k claimer, and our advice is to take on the favourite Harrington at around 7/2. With literally every one of the six partcipants having a chance here, a lay of the inconsistent Harrington, who was beaten over 30 lengths last time out, is probably the best way to play this race.

Timeform US SmartPlays:

Aqueduct race 2 (18:51 BST) win back #6 ALL LUV ME at 5.0 or longer
Keeneland race 6 (20:40 BST) win back #3 QUINTA VERDA at 3.2 or longer
Penn National race 7 (00:43 BST) win lay #4 HARRINGTON at 4.5 or shorter

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