Timeform US SmartPlays: Thursday January 29

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 Penn National on Thursday...

Penn National race 1, 23:00 GMT - Morgans Corner

Morgans Corner debuted in a $25k maiden claimer just after Christmas, running very well in finishing second to a fast-time winner. That form has been advertised since with the third horse winning its next start, and normal improvement should make Morgans Corner tough to beat in this almost identical contest. Sick Love could provide the main danger, but is dropping from an extended mile to this five-and-a-half furlong trip, which may not prove ideal.

Penn National race 5, 00:49 GMT - Let's Get Crackin

This is a decent allowance contest featuring some fairly useful sorts, and the finish could well be fought out by two in-form types, Let's Get Crackin and Turbin. Preference is for Let's Get Crackin, who recorded a useful TimeformUS speed figure when winning a $12k claimer last time out. Prior to that, Let's Get Crackin had been competitive in much better races in California, including a fifth-place finish in Grade 2 company in the spring. 

Penn National race 8, 02:10 GMT - Justifiable Cause (Lay)

Our final selection is a lay of Justifiable Cause in the closer at Penn National, a tricky-looking, low-level claimer. There are plenty running for us in this race that have form comparable or better than Morning Line favourite Justifiable Cause, who has struggled in recent times to match the kind of efforts she was showing in the autumn. She also seems to have been finishing weakly of late, and looks an ideal type to lay at anything around 7/2.

Timeform US SmartPlays:
All at Penn National

Race 1 (23:00 GMT) back #3 MORGANS CORNER at 4.57/2 or longer
Race 5 (00:49 GMT) back #3 LET'S GET CRACKIN at 5.04/1 or longer
Race 8 (02:10 GMT) lay #3 JUSTIFIABLE CAUSE at 4.57/2 or shorter

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