Timeform US SmartPlays: Saturday August 22

Timeform's US team pick out the best bets on Saturday
Timeform's US team pick out the best bets on Saturday

Timeform's US team pick out the best bets on Saturday.

"Just Call Kenny will find the ninth race (21.46 BST) at Monmouth far easier than the G2 Monmouth Cup he ran in last time but he has been struggling to recapture the form he showed in 2014 and there looks to be value in opposing him..."

Wowwhatabrat is used to running in much better company on turf than she meets today in the fifth race (20.12 BST) at Delaware Park and can add to her win here in a maiden claimer earlier in the summer. That race was at seven and a half furlongs, but this longer trip doesn't pose any problems and she should be more than good enough to come from off what promises to be a good pace. She has been put in as favourite, but even so the forecast 3.5 is a very fair price.

Vicky Ticky Tavie returns to the dirt in the eighth race (21.45 BST) at Delaware but there is a suspicion she is better on turf and she looks a false favourite for all she has run in much better races than this the last twice. That means that there is value elsewhere in the market and Stroke Play looks seriously underestimated by the oddsmakers. The winner of her last two races at Parx, she has a sizeable form advantage by our reckoning and her trainer Ramon Preciado is in red-hot form.

Just Call Kenny will find the ninth race (21.46 BST) at Monmouth far easier than the G2 Monmouth Cup he ran in last time but he has been struggling to recapture the form he showed in 2014 and there looks to be value in opposing him at the forecast 3.5. In a tightly-handicapped race dangers abound, notably perhaps Early Entry and Irish You Well, so a lay looks the best tactic.

Race 5 Delaware (20.15 BST) win back #8 WOWWHATABRAT at 3.6 or longer
Race 8 Delaware (21.45 BST) win back #6 STROKE PLAY at 4 or longer
Race 9 Monmouth (21.46 BST) win lay # 7 JUST CALL KENNY at 3.5 or shorter

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