Timeform US SmartPlays: Friday May 16

All three bets on Friday come from Woodbine
All three bets on Friday come from Woodbine

Timeform's US team pick out three bets form north of the border at Woodbine.

"... Run to the Bank looks like being decent value against the likely short-priced favourite in race 8 (21:41 BST)."

In the sixth race at Woodbine (20:39 BST), Cutie Girl's forecast price looks a little on the short side. This is a horse that seems to find winning a little difficult, particularly on polytrack, her last three wins all coming on the dirt at Fort Erie. She also lacks early speed and could just get a little too far behind the leaders early on, and will be reliant on a strong pace, which is far from a given. She looks worth laying.

In the following race (21:10 BST), Virreina has a very solid look. She's finished second in her last two races, but both were very sound efforts and she should be well capable of going one better here. The pace scenario is also in her favour, and she should be able to set, or track, reasonable fractions.

To complete a hat-trick of selections at Woodbine, Run to the Bank looks like being decent value against the likely short-priced favourite in race 8 (21:41 BST). Run to the Bank won over five-and-a-half-furlongs last time, but is a previous winner at today's seven-furlong trip, so stamina is not an issue. His Timeform form ratings put him right in contention here, indeed his best rating is actually better than Pender Harbour, who looks likely to go off around even-money in this race. At the likely odds, it's worth chancing Run to the Bank to cause a minor upset.

Timeform US SmartPlays

Woodbine race 6 (20:39 BST) win lay #5 CUTIE GIRL at 4.57/2 or shorter
Woodbine race 7 (21:10 BST) win back #3 VIRREINA at 3.613/5 or longer
Woodbine race 8 (21:41 BST) win back #6 RUN TO THE BANK at 5.59/2 or longer

 

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