Timeform US SmartPlays: Wednesday April 8

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

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

"The five-year-old gelding was set a stiff task on his latest outing up at a higher level than usual and wasn’t helped by getting squeezed out at the start, but he’s back down in grade here and should have no trouble either dictating or being prominent in a race devoid of strong early pace."

Aqueduct race 8, 21:47 BST - Doc Almon

Doc Almon looks to have a good chance in the eighth race (21:47 BST) at Aqueduct and can make his first start back with former trainer Rudy Rodriguez a winning one. The five-year-old gelding was set a stiff task on his latest outing up at a higher level than usual and wasn't helped by getting squeezed out at the start, but he's back down in grade here and should have no trouble either dictating or being prominent in a race devoid of strong early pace. A repeat of any of his recent efforts should be good enough.

Turf Paradise race 3, 22:24 BST - Bad Behaviour

Bad Behaviour is second favourite for the third race (22:24 BST) at Turf Paradise behind Back Off Buddy but could well be the better win option. Back Off Buddy, the 2.4 favourite, hasn't run since September when third in an allowance race at Santa Anita and his new trainer Robertino Diodoro doesn't rush his new acquisitions according to data generated by our TimeformUS colleagues. With third favourite Go Max also coming here back from a long layoff, likely pacesetter and in-form Bad Behavior could well make all and add to his win here back in January.

Hawthorne race 9, 23:50 BST - Safe Notes

The Morning Line for the last race (23:50 BST) at Hawthorne has Safe Notes in as second favourite, but though this is a slight class drop for her compared to the opposition she has been up against lately, she ought to be third or fourth favourite by our reckoning and as such rates a lay. Defiant Susie is a worthy market leader with easily the best recent form of these, while Reckless Moment is also feared, so Safe Notes, well beaten on her last two starts, has it all on.

Timeform US SmartPlays:

Race 8 Aqueduct (21:47 BST) win back #3 DOC ALMON at 3.6 or longer
Race 3 Turf Paradise (22:24 BST) win back #4 BAD BEHAVIOUR at 3.6 or longer
Race 9 Hawthorne (23:50 BST) win lay #6 SAFE NOTES at 3.2 or shorter

Get a Free £/€20 Exchange Bet

  • Join Now - Open your account today using promo code VAL225
  • Bet - Place a £/€20 Bet on the Exchange
  • Earn - £/€20 Back in cash if your bet loses
Bet Now

T&Cs apply.

Discover the latest articles

Read past articles