Timeform US SmartPlays: Saturday September 20

Belmont features in Saturday's SmartPlays
Belmont features in Saturday's SmartPlays

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

"In the fourth race (19:38 BST) at Belmont, an allowance race for horses bred in New York, we are very keen on the chances of Big Business."

At Delaware, there looks to be a good bet in the third race (19:11 BST) in the shape of Sumba Sunset. This three-year-old daughter of the late Street Cry has been confined to turf in her short career and after winning at Saratoga in July posted a career best last time when just touched off in the Grade 3 Boiling Springs Stakes at Monmouth. She looks sure to get her own way in front in a field much less competitive than the numbers would suggest and Morning Line quotes of 4 look generous. 

In the fourth race (19:38 BST) at Belmont, an allowance race for horses bred in New York, we are very keen on the chances of Big Business. David Jacobson's six-year-old is verging on very smart and comes here in top form after finishing runner-up to Palace in the Grade 1 Forego over seven furlongs at Saratoga last time. That run only confirmed what he had shown he could do here in June when a wide-margin winner of a race similar to this and the return to a mile is strongly in his favour. 

Our other bet comes from Monmouth where Trusted Choice can get back on the winning trail in the eighth race (21:28 BST), a claimer over a mile and half a furlong. His last win came on dirt back in July but he is more effective on turf as his last two efforts in much better company than he is meeting today show. He ought to get a good stalking trip behind a couple that like to front run and he can pounce late.   

Timeform US SmartPlays

Race 3 Delaware (19:11 BST) win back #5 SUMBA SUNSET at 3.613/5 or longer
Race 4 Belmont (19:38 BST) win back #3 BIG BUSINESS at 3.02/1 or longer
Race 8 Monmouth (21:28 BST) win back #1 TRUSTED CHOICE at 3.412/5 or longer


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