Timeform US SmartPlays: Friday February 27

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

Timeform's US team put up three bets from Penn National on Friday...

Penn National race 1, 23:00 GMT - Lake Ouachita  

Second-time starter Lake Ouachita meets a fairly weak bunch in this opening maiden race, and can take this following an encouraging debut in a stronger contest at Parx last month. Jason Servis' charge was a creditable fifth there, in a race that was run in a decent time, and has already produced a subsequent winner. Morning Line favourite is Latest Thinking, but that one has stamina to prove over this one-mile distance.

Penn National race 3, 23:54 GMT - Artemus Storm

Artemus Storm has been showing plenty of early speed in maiden claimers on polytrack at Turfway Park, and that asset could prove to be a potent weapon on the switch back to dirt. This weak maiden claimer is far from competitive, despite the fact that twelve runners line up, and the form Artemus Storm was showing on the dirt at the likes of Churchill Downs and Keeneland in the autumn makes her look overpriced at 6/1 on the Morning Line.

Penn National race 5, 00:49 GMT - Quality Calling

This allowance contest is the feature event on Penn National's card, but in truth, it is no stronger than an average mid-level claiming race. That was the kind of race Quality Calling finished third in last time at Aqueduct, and he looks the day's best bet. With plenty of early speed in his armoury, Quality Calling should be able to take this field all the way on the front end. Spartianos is next best, but his the level of his form is a good way shy of Quality Calling's, though he may still be open to some improvement.

Timeform US SmartPlays:
All at Penn National

Race 1 (23:00 GMT) back #6 LAKE OUACHITA at 4.03/1 or longer
Race 3 (23:54 GMT) back #6 ARTEMUS STORM at 5.59/2 or longer
Race 5 (00:49 GMT) back #2 QUALITY CALLING at 3.02/1 or longer 

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