Timeform US SmartPlays: Thursday February 26

Timeform's US team provide you with three bets
Timeform's US team provide you with three bets

Timeform's US team bring you three bets from Aqueduct on Thursday....

Aqueduct race 3, 19:18 GMT - Brad's Ruby

Brad's Ruby ran well over six furlongs last time, tracking a strong pace, and looks in an ideal position to get an uncontested lead in this one-mile claimer. Her sprint speed could well be a vital asset in securing her a forward-position on the generally speed-favouring, tight inner track at Aqueduct. Brad's Ruby has previously finished second in an extended-mile race, so this extra distance will pose no problems, and her forecast price of 7/2 is enticing.

Aqueduct race 5, 20:18 GMT - Evrybdymstgetstonz

The bizarrely-named Evrybdymstgetstonz is another speedy type, and she gets a nice drop in class from Grade 2 company, where she finished a creditable third last time out, into this allowance optional claimer, restricted to horses bred in New York. These races are rarely strong contests, and Evrybdymstgetstonz should take this with the minimum of fuss before going back up in grade. The Morning Line 3/1 looks a tad fanciful, but a price of around 7/4 would be more than acceptable.

Aqueduct race 7, 21:18 GMT - Bullheaded Boy

With a decent pace looking likely, Todd Pletcher's Bullheaded Boy is fancied to run them down late and take this allowance optional claimer. With just one win in seven starts, Bullheaded Boy has been a bit of a disappointment to date, but it looks significant that his powerful trainer is persisting with him, as this is the type that Pletcher is quick to dispense with if the potential looks like it may be unfulfilled. He is worth one more chance to finally come good.

Timeform US SmartPlays:
All at Aqueduct

Race 3 (19:18 GMT) back #3 BRAD'S RUBY at 4.3100/30 or longer
Race 5 (20:18 GMT) back #7 EVRYBDYMSTGETSTONZ at 2.89/5 or longer
Race 7 (21:18 GMT) back #8 BULLHEADED BOY at 4.57/2 or longer

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