Timeform US SmartPlays: Saturday July 26

Timeform's US team advise backing three horses
Timeform's US team advise backing three horses

Timeform's US team concentrate on the action from Monmouth, bringing you three bets...

In the tenth at Monmouth (22:15 BST) Geeky Gorgeous should be cherry-ripe after a couple of recent outings and can return to her best...

All our bets today come from Monmouth Park kicking off with Rogue Lady in race 5 (19:48 BST), an allowance race on the turf over an extended five furlongs. The configuration of the course dictates that a low draw is a big advantage, as is the ability to race close to the pace, and Rogue Lady fulfils both those criteria. Not only that, she has the best form in the field, good course and distance form, winning form on the turf and faces less exacting competition that in her last two races. She should go very well. 

The ninth race at Monmouth (21:44 BST) is one of those rare things in American racing, a handicap on the turf. As tends to be the case in such instances, the range of the weights doesn't reflect the differences in ability between the best and poorest runners, and the race looks a good chance for top weight Screenplay to get back to winning ways. He's been in very good form recently, winning a claimer at Gulfstream before running fifth of 14 in a Grade 2 event here and he can give away the weight successfully. 

In the tenth at Monmouth (22:15 BST) Geeky Gorgeous should be cherry-ripe after a couple of recent outings and can return to her best. She rattled off a hat-trick of wins in the second half of 2013 showing form more than good enough to win this Listed race readily, and there wasn't much wrong with either comeback run to boot, the most recent of them not far below her best form. She gets a handy 6lb off her closest rival on form Pinot Grigio and this represents a much easier task than those races she was winning last year. She has plenty in hand on our figures. 

Timeform US SmartPlays:
Monmouth race 5 (19:48 BST) win back #2 ROGUE LADY at 4.67/2 or longer
Monmouth race 9 (21:44 BST) win back #1 SCREENPLAY at 4.03/1 or longer
Monmouth race 10 (22:15 BST) win back #2 GEEKY GORGEOUS at 2.68/5 or longer

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