Timeform US SmartPlays: Thursday July 24

Timeform's US team pick out their three best bets for Thursday
Timeform's US team pick out their three best bets for Thursday

Timeform's US team pick out their three best bets for Thursday night's action...

"She’s certainly one of the stable’s lesser lights, but Graham Motion looks to have found a good opportunity for Buffed in race 4 at Delaware..."

Race 4 at Saratoga (19:02 BST), an allowance contest over seven furlongs on the dirt, looks quite open, but it could pay to give another chance to Misszippitysleda, who looked rather unlucky last time out. Kenny McPeek's filly stumbled badly at the start in a similar race at Belmont, looking to forfeit any chance she had, but to her credit she rallied and finished a highly-creditable second. Her main rival today would appear to be Ultimate Shopper, who was fifth in a G3 last time, but that looks about the limit of her ability, while there may still be more to come from Misszippityslewda.

She's certainly one of the stable's lesser lights, but Graham Motion looks to have found a good opportunity for Buffed in race 4 at Delaware (19:36 BST). This mile-and-half-a-furlong turf maiden claimer has attracted quite a big field, but not many can be given a realistic chance, and Buffed looks to have decent claims. She was beaten just over three lengths in a stronger race last time out, and this drop into maiden claiming company looks just what she needs to enable her to get off the mark.

Staying at Delaware, and race 7 (20:57 BST), an allowance contest around two turns, features a lightly-raced, progressive type in Ain't Got Time. Having broken his maiden at this track two starts ago, Ain't Got Time took on stronger allowance opposition at Monmouth last time, finishing seventh, albeit not disgraced and showing good pace to be involved in the early stages. Today's race is a lot weaker than that particular event, and it will be disappointing if Ain't Got Time doesn't put up a bold show. 

Timeform US SmartPlays

Saratoga race 4 (19:02 BST) win back #6 MISSZIPPITYSLEWDA @ 5.04/1 or longer
Delaware race 4 (19:36 BST) win back #3 BUFFED @ 4.57/2 or longer
Delaware race 7 (20:57 BST) win back #1 AIN'T GOT TIME @ 5.04/1 or longer

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