Timeform US SmartPlays: Monday June 30

Timeform's US team pick out their three best bets for Monday
Timeform's US team pick out their three best bets for Monday

Timeform's US team pick out their three best bets for Monday...

"This looks a good opportunity for She’s Not Here to get off the mark at the sixth time of asking..."

The race that Holiday Drama won last time out is proving strong, and he looks the best bet of the day in race 4 at Delaware (19:36 BST). That turf claimer has produced a couple of subsequent winners, along with a few that have run well in defeat, and Holiday Drama looks to have a great chance of recording his second win for Michael Matz, who shrewdly claimed him from the Gregory Foley stable in April. Holiday Drama is forecast to go off at 3.5, although his chance is such that it would be worth taking anything above 3.0 or so.

The third race at Presque Isle Downs (23:15 BST), a maiden on the synthetic track, provides a good opportunity for She's Not Here to get off the mark at the sixth time of asking. This three-year-old Street Cry filly showed improved form on the turf at Churchill Downs last time, and has previously run well on the Keeneland Polytrack, suggesting that the switch to Tapeta may not be much of an issue. Street Cry is also an excellent synthetic surface sire, which adds confidence that She's Not Here will take to this new surface without too many problems.

Hard Note is a much improved performer since switching to Tapeta, and she should go close to recording her second win from three starts on the surface in race 7 at Presque Isle Downs (00:55 BST). A runner-up, beaten just a nose,  in $7.5k claiming company on her Tapeta debut two starts ago, Hard Note then confirmed that promise with a gritty win in a $5k claimer last time out. She takes the small step back up to the $7.5k level today, but that initial run confirmed that she is more than capable of making her mark in this company.

Timeform US Smart Plays

Delaware race 4 (19:36 BST) win back #8 HOLIDAY DRAMA @ 3.02/1 or longer
Presque Isle Downs race 3 (23:15 BST) win back #4 SHE'S NOT HERE @ 5.04/1 or longer
Presque Isle Downs race 7 (00:55 BST) win back #6 HARD NOTE @ 3.814/5 or longer

 

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