Timeform US SmartPlays: Saturday May 10

One of our bets runs at Belmont Park on Saturday
One of our bets runs at Belmont Park on Saturday

Timeform's US team suggest two backs and a lay on Saturday...

Don Tito has much better form than the coupled Morning Line favoured pair Private Tale and Salutos Amigos and comes here (where he has won before) at the top of his form...

It might be worth chancing Glamoride in the fifth race at Louisiana Downs (21:15 BST) as she has easily the best form of the seven runners, much more so than the Morning Line favourite Let Me In who won a maiden last time out. Let Me In is open to improvement, clearly, but Glamoride has shown on several occasions she is capable of running to a figure in the mid eighties and a repeat of that level at a track where she has won before should suffice in this minor stakes event.  

Don Tito may be the answer to the seventh race at Belmont, a claimer over six and a half furlongs (21:57 BST). The seven-year-old has much better form than the coupled Morning Line favoured pair Private Tale and Salutos Amigos and comes here (where he has won before) at the top of his form with his win at Pimlico last time out in a similar event to this having been franked since. Eastwood looks an obvious danger on paper, but will have to be at his best on the back of a seven-month layoff.
     
The Morning Line favourite for the second race (00:17 BST) at Evangeline, a five-furlong claimer on the turf track, is Don't Be Mad but though he is a winner on grass, albeit back in 2012 at Fair Grounds, he looks vulnerable and is worth laying at the forecast 2-1. His overall record suggests his previous yards have never considered him to be an out-and-out sprinter and his new trainer Sturgis Ducoing is operating at a low strike rate right now. Likely front runner Strike For Gold who has the inside berth and will appreciate the return to five furlongs is one of several credible dangers.  

Timeform US Smart Plays:

Win back #6 GLAMORIDE at 4.67/2 or longer in the 21:15 (BST) at Louisiana Downs
Win back #5 DON TITO at 4.03/1 or longer in the 21:57 (BST) at Belmont
Win lay #4 DON'T BE MAD at 3.02/1 or shorter in the 00:07 (BST) at Evangeline Downs


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