Timeform US SmartPlays: Saturday December 6

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.

"The sixth race (23:45 GMT) at Turf Paradise is a stakes contest for two-year-olds bred in Arizona and it looks a good opportunity for Myrna Lou to gain her second win of the season."

Big fields are the order of the day at Woodbine and there looks to be some mileage in laying forecast favourite Norquay in the seventh race (20:54 GMT)  Reade Baker's three-year-old filly has run her last two races on turf but is just as effective on this surface having won here last autumn. She's still looking for her first win since that debut victory, however, and there's little doubt that the field she takes on today is much deeper than those she has come up short against in her last three starts. Furthermore, this race looks ripe for one ridden prominently and in that respect her usual position at the back of the field promises not be a disadvantage. 

The Kingarvie Stakes, the eighth race (21:24 GMT) at Woodbine, is a stakes race for the progeny of Ontario-based stallions and as usual in these races features a few runners at the head of the market that have met before. Morning Line favourite Goodoldhockeygame had Phil's Cocktail back in fourth when the pair met two runs ago over six furlongs but was then beaten by Phil's Cocktail when the pair took each other on again last time over an extra furlong. This even longer distance promises to suit Phil's Cocktail - who has improved with each one of his five races - even better and he really ought to be disputing favouritism at the very least rather than playing second fiddle in the market to Goodoldhockeygame.

The sixth race (23:45 GMT) at Turf Paradise is a stakes contest for two-year-olds bred in Arizona and it looks a good opportunity for Myrna Lou to gain her second win of the season. She was seventh in a similar race here last time, when the re-opposing Tactical Rocket was two places ahead of her in fifth, but that seventh place was on account of being up with an overly-strong gallop whereas Tactical Rocket was ridden more judiciously. Myrna Lou was good enough to win at Del Mar back in the summer, something of a form standout performance in this field, and with much more chance of getting her own way out in front in this weaker field ought to be hard to peg back.   

Timeform US SmartPlays

Woodbine race 7 (20:54 GMT) win lay #3 NORQUAY at 4.47/2 or shorter
Woodbine race 8 (21:24 GMT) win back #1 PHIL'S COCKTAIL at 3.412/5 or longer
Turf Paradise race 6 (23:45 GMT) win back #2 MYRNA LOU at 3.613/5 or longer

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