Timeform US SmartPlays: Thursday May 21

There is racing from Belmont Park in the US on Thursday
There is racing from Belmont Park in the US on Thursday

Timeform's US teams pick out the best bets on Thursday.

"there are reasons for thinking he can improve markedly."

Belmont race 2 (18:51 BST) - Carry the Beat
Carry the Beat has shown little in two starts to date, but has been facing much better fields, and is the only runner in this maiden claimer dropping from maiden special weight company. He looks worth chancing in a modest contest. Mizner Park and Dominic's Smile look the logical dangers.

Belmont race 6 (20:55 BST) - Black Tide
Strictly on ratings, Black Tide has plenty to find in this turf contest, but throw in the fact that his prior form has all been on dirt when he is bred to be much better on turf, and goes first-off-the-claim for the prolific Michelle Nevin barn, there are reasons for thinking he can improve markedly. Another first time claimant, Ogermeister, looks the one to beat.

Belmont race 7 (21:26 BST) - Secret Fortune
Secret Fortune has to prove he can get an extra two furlongs, but his maiden win over 5f at Gulfstream Park last time was very impressive, and was run in a fast time. Ticket Holder and Glowing Ember have chances, but the race here could be for second place if Secret Fortune performs to the level he showed on his previous start.

Timeform US SmartPlays:
All at Belmont

Race 2 (18:51 BST) back #1 CARRY THE BEAT at 5.0 or longer
Race 6 (20:55 BST) back #7 BLACK TIDE at 4.5 or longer
Race 7 (21:26 BST) back #5 SECRET FORTUNE at 2.8 or longer

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