Timeform US SmartPlays: Saturday April 4

Two of today's US SmartPlays run at Keeneland
Two of today's US SmartPlays run at Keeneland

Timeform's US team advise bets from Keeneland and Tampa Bay on Saturday...

It looks significant that Stevens sends Peace And War back across the Atlantic for her reappearance and she looks overpriced at the forecast 4 in the ninth race (22.20 BST) at Keeneland.

There looks to be some value in opposing forecast favourite Prince Vincenzo with Big Yum in the fifth race (19.23 BST) at Tampa Bay, an allowance race for three-year-olds on the turf. The pair met at Ocala Training Centre back in January when Big Yum emerged the better of the pair and gets a handy weight allowance this time. Prince Vincenzo has since won here beating another of today's runners Creaky Cricket but Big Yum ran a better race in defeat at Gulfstream last time and can emerge on top again.

Yockey's Warrior is an interesting runner in the fifth race (19.53 BST) at Keeneland given that three of the horses that chased him home at Fair Grounds on his debut won next time out all recording Timeform ratings in the mid 80s or higher. He's likely to improve for that and should find the extra furlong within his grasp but Silver Ride sets a decent standard and could be value at around the forecast 6. He ran his best race here as a two-year-old when second over six and a half furlongs and it looks significant that he is being brought back in trip after being beaten only by Kentucky Derby hopeful Dortmund over a mile last time out.

Olly Stevens' Peace And War improved tremendously when trying dirt for the first time on her American debut last autumn, landing the G1 Alcibiades Stakes. She reportedly had a slight ligament problem after, but it looks significant that Stevens sends her back across the Atlantic for her reappearance and she looks overpriced at the forecast 4 in the ninth race (22.20 BST) at Keeneland. The Alcibiades form was boosted when runner-up Top Decile ran second in the Juvenile Fillies at the Breeders' Cup, and at level weights she ought to be good for these.

Timeform US SmartPlays:
Race 5 Tampa Bay (19.23 BST) win back #6 BIG YUM at 4.03/1 or longer
Race 5 Keeneland ( 19.53 BST) win back #4 SILVER RIDE at 5.04/1 or longer
Race 9 Keeneland (22.20 BST) win back #3 PEACE AND WAR at 3.02/1 or longer

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