Timeform US SmartPlays: Thursday October 22

Timeform's US team pick out the best bets on Thursday
Timeform's US team pick out the best bets on Thursday
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Timeform's US team pick out three bets from Keeneland on Thursday.

"Barrister Jim takes a big drop in class in this $7.5k claimer, and ought to prove too strong for this level of opposition."

Keeneland race 6 (20:51 BST) - California Coast

California Coast still has room for potential with just six runs under his belt, and starts for the first time as a gelding in this $30k claimer. Sound of Freedom returned from a layoff with a good third-placed effort last time, while Nolan's Dream is another to consider.

Keeneland race 8 (21:57 BST) - Dating Lady Luck

Dating Lady Luck is a consistent type who finished a creditable fifth in non-graded stakes company last time. She has strong claims in this allowance contest. With next-best Silverpocketsfull on the also-eligible list, Giant Deduction could be the biggest threat.

Keeneland race 9 (22:30 BST) - Barrister Jim

Barrister Jim takes a big drop in class in this $7.5k claimer, and ought to prove too strong for this level of opposition. His trainer, Mike Maker, has a very strong record when placing his horses in this kind of aggressive manner. Playing a Joke and Ghostwalking also enter calculations.

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Back #7 CALIFORNIA COAST in race 6 (20:51 BST)
Back #5 DATING LADY LUCK in race 8 (21:57 BST)
Back #9 BARRISTER JIM in race 9 (22:30 BST)

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