Timeform US SmartPlays: Friday April 10

Keeneland is the venue for all three US Smartplays this evening
Keeneland is the venue for all three US Smartplays this evening

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

"Surprisingly still a maiden, To Be Determined should get off the mark on dirt here, and may finally begin to fulfil the high hopes his trainer holds for him."

Keeneland race 2, 18:36 BST - The Conception

The Conception hasn't run on dirt since October when she finished a good second in allowance company on this track. This drop into claiming company looks sure to suit, and the jockey booking of Javier Castellano also catches the eye. Delilahjane ships in after some good showings at Fair Grounds, while Spring Again is still relatively unexposed and has chances.

Keeneland race 3, 19:07 BST - Parabens

Parabens is one of only two maiden special weight-droppers in this maiden claimer, and warrants serious consideration at what should be a value price. His only run so far has been on turf, but this colt is much better bred for dirt - the surface he switches to today. The other class-dropper is Oakton, who hasn't shown a great deal in two starts but is eligible to improve a fair bit in this company.

Keeneland race 8, 21:42 BST - To Be Determined

To Be Determined was touted as one of Wesley Ward's best two-year-olds before finishing last of nine in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot last year, but he proved himself to be better than that when finishing fourth in a $200k stakes race at Kentucky Downs in September. Surprisingly still a maiden, To Be Determined should get off the mark on dirt here, and may finally begin to fulfil the high hopes his trainer holds for him.

Timeform US SmartPlays:
All at Keeneland

Race 2 (18:36 BST) win back #1 THE CONCEPTION at 4.0 or longer
Race 3 (19:07 BST) win back #8 PARABENS at 6.0 or longer
Race 8 (21:42 BST) win back #3 TO BE DETERMINED at 3.8 or longer

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