Timeform US SmartPlays: Wednesday April 15

Timeform's Smartplays team have three advised bets for this evening's racing in the US

Timeform's US team bring you three bets from tonight's stateside racing...

"The weaker opposition he faces today is another plus, while his trainer Wayne Catalano has struck at a strike rate of 22% over the last year."

Keeneland race 3, 19:07 BST - Highball

Taghleeb has been put in as favourite for the third race at Keeneland today but arguably it should be Highball. Taghleeb finished ahead of another of today's rivals, Coastline, when second at Gulfstream last time and this consistent sort should be thereabouts again, but Highball drops down from Grade 3 company at Fair Grounds and has by our estimation several pounds in hand on both overall and recent form. The weaker opposition he faces today is another plus, while his trainer Wayne Catalano has struck at a strike rate of 22% over the last year.

Hawthorne race 6, 22:20 BST - Lewys Vaporizer

There is an interesting allowance race for three-year-olds at Hawthorne that features the reappearance of Zip's Moondance who has been off the track since making a winning debut at Saratoga last summer. That wasn't a particularly strong maiden, however, while forecast favourite Dadtaughtmewell has a fair bit to find despite winning his last two races and seems unlikely to find the drop back to six furlongs in his favour back from a break. There are few doubts about the current well-being and form of Lewys Vaporizer, however, the winner of a maiden here last time out on his second start by nearly twelve lengths and he looks generously priced at 5.5 on the Morning Line.

Evangeline Downs race 3, 00:34 BST - Charlies Affair

Charlies Affair has yet to race on turf but there is every indication he will find the surface to his liking and rates a confident selection for the third race at Evangeline Downs. His placed effort at Fair Grounds last time in a better race than this gives him outstanding form claims, and he's out of a useful mare Seaside Affair who was very effective on synthetic surfaces and showed fairly useful form on the turf. Anything around the forecast 3.5 in what looks a weak maiden would be acceptable.

Timeform US SmartPlays:

Race 3 Keeneland (19:07 BST) win back #6 HIGHBALL at 4.0 or longer
Race 6 Hawthorne (22:20 BST) win back #6 LEWYS VAPORIZER at 4.0 or longer
Race 3 Evangeline Downs (00:34 BST) win back #3 CHARLIES AFFAIR at 3.0 or longer

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