Timeform US SmartPlays: Thursday November 6

Timeform's US team have three bets for Thursday night's action from North America
Timeform's US team have three bets for Thursday night's action from North America

Timeform's US experts pick out their three best bets for Thursday night's equine action from North America...

"There is little doubt that the Gentlemans Code is a very different horse to the one who finished fourth in Royal Ascot's Windsor Castle Stakes three years ago, but he still possesses enough ability to take care of this level of opposition..."

Hawthorne 23:15 - Exquisite Lady

Exquisite Lady returned to form when finishing second on dirt last time out, following a pair of below-par efforts on turf and polytrack, and she can go one better in race 8 at Hawthorne. The horse that beat Exquisite Lady in that aforementioned run is the 90-rated Scarletridgerunner, but there is nothing of that calibre in today's contest, and it will be disappointing if she can't take this. Best of the opposition may be Anna's Alibi, but she has a bit to find on form.

Penn National 23:27 - Behr In The Woods

The second race at Penn National, a$16k claimer, can fall the way of the lightly-raced Behr in the Woods, who was a comfortable winner of a Monmouth maiden claimer last time out. That win also came in a fast time, suggesting he is well worth his place in this line-up. Morning Line favourite Cuvee Rules is a consistent type who looks sure to give his running, but a record of just one win in fourteen starts tempers enthusiasm somewhat.

Hawthorne 23:45 - Gentlemans Code

There is little doubt that the Gentlemans Code who runs in the closing $4k claimer at Hawthorne today is a very different horse to the one who finished fourth in Royal Ascot's Windsor Castle Stakes three years ago, but he still possesses enough ability to take care of this level of opposition. His early pace is also a potent weapon in a field lacking much in the way of prominent types, and with a clean break, he'll be very hard to catch.

Recommended Bets:

Hawthorne race 8 (23:15 GMT) win back #2 EXQUISITE LADY @ 3.613/5 or longer
Penn National race 2 (23:27 GMT) win back #1 BEHR IN THE WOODS @ 4.216/5 or longer
Hawthorne race 9 (23:45 GMT) win back #8 GENTLEMANS CODE @ 3.02/1 or longer

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