Timeform US SmartPlays: Friday February 20

Timeform's US team provide you with three bets
Timeform's US team provide you with three bets

Timeform's US team have found three horses worth backing at Sam Houston...

Sam Houston race 1, 01:05 GMT - Don'tcloseureyes

Don'tcloseureyes ran creditably when upped to allowance company last time out, but isn't really up to that class, and has a great chance back in this $7.5k claimer. When last seen at this level two starts ago, Don'tcloseureyes won over six furlongs, and while the step up to this extended mile is a slight doubt, she should be able to control the pace from the front. If her stamina does give out, Pippa Okie is the most likely to take advantage.

Sam Houston race 3, 01:58 GMT - Hold the Papers

Hold the Papers is still a maiden after seven starts, though hasn't really done an awful lot wrong, and looks capable of finally getting off the mark in this weak maiden special weight. Having already had a few of today's rivals behind her, Hold the Papers looks to have been put in a bit big at 7/2 on the Morning Line forecast, and she would be worth taking a chance on if anywhere near that sort of price.

Sam Houston race 9, 04:38 GMT - Delmersmiracle

Returning from a layoff last time, Delmersmiracle predictably got a bit tired having led for a good deal of the way, and should be sharper now in this one-mile allowance contest. Prior to that layoff, Delmersmiracle had been running well at this level and in minor stakes races, and looks a tad overpriced at 4/1 on the Morning Line. Likely favourite Coed Kate is an infrequent winner and looks worth taking on.

Timeform US SmartPlays:
All at Sam Houston

Race 1 (01:05 GMT) back #2 DON'TCLOSEUREYES at 3.55/2 or longer
Race 3 (01:58 GMT) back #1 HOLD THE PAPERS at 4.03/1 or longer
Race 9 (04:38 GMT) back #3 DELMERSMIRACLE at 5.04/1 or longer

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