Timeform US SmartPlays: Friday December 12

Timeform's US team offer three bets on Friday
Timeform's US team offer three bets on Friday

Timeform's US team suggest bets from Aqueduct and Tampa Bay on Friday...

Today's first selection comes in race 4 at Tampa Bay Downs, a seven-furlong maiden claimer on the main track. Bella Bamba's form last time out in a similar contest at Delaware gives her a massive chance in this particular event, the main caveat being that she does have a layoff of three months to overcome. A couple of decent works in the last month or so suggest that Bella Bamba is ready to go after her absence, though, and she could prove too good against this opposition.

We go to race 7 at Aqueduct next (20:14 GMT), a six-furlong, $20k dirt claimer. Go Olivia Go is making her third start since being claimed by the David Jacobson barn, and today's race represents a significant drop in class from the last two races she has contested. Morning Line favourite Off My Cloud was behind Go Olivia Go last time out, and had everything go her way when winning her two previous starts. She looks vulnerable in this particular contest.

Rhinestone Diva has been competing in significantly better races on the Kentucky circuit at the likes of Churchill Downs and Ellis Park, and will appreciate taking on less-stiff opponents in race 8 at Tampa Bay Downs (20:49 GMT). This $8k claimer is much weaker than the starter allowance races that Rhinestone Diva has been showing up in recently, and with her trainer Kellyn Gorder possessing a superb record in these low-level claimers, she looks the one to be on.

Timeform US SmartPlays:
Tampa Bay Downs race 4 (18:53 GMT) win back #11 BELLA BAMBA at 2.915/8 or longer
Aqueduct race 7 (20:14 GMT) win back #5 GO OLIVIA GO at 4.03/1 or longer
Tampa Bay Downs race 8 (20:49 GMT) win back #7 RHINESTONE DIVA at 2.89/5 or longer

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