Timeform US SmartPlays: Sunday February 15

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

Timeform's US team pick out the best bets on Sunday, all of which run at Tampa Bay.

"This is another maiden that can fall the way of a well-bred filly, Heath, a Bill Mott-trained half-sister to very smart stable companion Lea."

Tampa Bay race 2, 17:54 GMT - Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay is a beautifully-bred filly can get off the mark at the second time of asking for Godolphin in a maiden special weight that shouldn't take a great deal of winning. A half-sister to Cat O'Mountain and Michita amongst others, Thunder Bay is bred to be at least useful, and should take this race before going on to better things. Hone In can provide most resistance, but is now starting to look a tad exposed after six career starts.

Tampa Bay race 5, 19:20 GMT - Gintraker

This low-level claimer looks to lie between Morning Line favourite Fun On the Bayou and Gintraker, with the latter favoured as his tactical speed should lead to him gaining a better position than his main rival. A creditable fifth last time out, Gintraker's TimeformUS speed figure that day gives him a fair chance in this weaker contest, and he looks the value play in a pretty uncompetitive contest. Fun On the Bayou was a good second last time out, but he tends to get a long way behind, and isn't one to take too short a price about.

Tampa Bay race 8, 20:50 GMT - Heath

This is another maiden that can fall the way of a well-bred filly, Heath, a Bill Mott-trained half-sister to very smart stable companion Lea. Beaten just half a length into third in a similar contest last time out, it will be a surprise if Mott can't eke a little more improvement out of this filly, in a turf event that doesn't look particularly strong. Market Appeal looks the one for the forecast, as she is consistent, but is struggling to get her head in front where it matters.

Timeform US SmartPlays
All at Tampa Bay

Race 2 (17:54 GMT) back #6 THUNDER BAY at 2.77/4 or longer
Race 5 (19:20 GMT) back #4 GINTRAKER at 4.57/2 or longer
Race 8 (20:50 GMT) back #7 HEATH at 4.03/1 or longer

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