Timeform US SmartPlays: Thursday February 19

Timeform's US team bring you three bets on Thursday
Timeform's US team bring you three bets on Thursday

Timeform's US team have found bets at Delta Downs and Tampa Bay on Thursday...

The closing contest at Delta Downs is a wide-open $5k claimer and the most sensible option looks to be a lay of Shawn's Thief.

Tampa Bay race 1, 17:40 GMT - Silent Scream

Silent Scream has yet to reproduce his fairly useful synthetic efforts on dirt, but has run creditably enough to suggest he acts on the surface, and looks like being a bit of value in this $16k dirt claimer. Another plus is that Silent Scream makes his first start for trainer Darien Rodriguez, who claimed him for $8k out of his last start, and now doubles the claiming tag - a positive sign in itself. Star Island looks the main danger, but will be short enough in the market.

Tampa Bay race 7, 20:47 GMT - Jackie's Daughter

Jackie's Daughter was out of her depth last time when down the field behind a subsequent Grade 3 winner, but has a decent record against lower class company, and looks a good bet in this turf allowance optional claimer. A winner when last seen in this grade at Gulfstream West in November, Jackie's Daughter looks to have a significant class edge on most of this field, and should be backed at anything around 2.8.

Delta Downs race 9, 03:13 GMT - Shawn's Thief (LAY)

The closing contest at Delta Downs is a wide-open $5k claimer and the most sensible option looks to be a lay of Shawn's Thief. With plenty of this field closely mateched, Shawn's Thief probably doesn't have quite the chance his Morning Line price of 3/1 would suggest. With a bit to find on both Timeform form-based ratings and TimeformUS speed figures, a lay of Shawn's Thief at anything up to 4.5 is recommended.

Timeform US SmartPlays:
Tampa Bay race 1 (17:40 GMT) back #7 SILENT SCREAM at 5.04/1 or longer
Tampa Bay race 7 (20:47 GMT) back #1 JACKIE'S DAUGHTER at 2.89/5 or longer
Delta Downs race 9 (03:13 GMT) lay #3 SHAWN'S THIEF at 4.57/2 or shorter

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