Timeform US SmartPlays: Thursday October 22
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.
Timeform US SmartPlays
All at Keeneland
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)