On the last day of US racing before Christmas, Timeform's team pick out their best bets.
"The closing contest at Turf Paradise (23:09 GMT) features a Morning Line favourite in Da Boss, who looks unlikely to be great value and should be taken on."
The best bet on a low-key day in North America looks to be Cadillac Chrome in race 7 at Turf Paradise (22:13 GMT), a $3.5k claimer run over six furlongs. Cadillac Chrome disappointed on turf last time out but prior to that had run out an impressive winner of a dirt maiden claimer in a fast time. Today's return to the main track should suit him much better, and Cadillac Chrome is taken to get the better of main danger Master Game.
While unlikely to represent great value, Woodlandsway looks a solid selection in the following race at Turf Paradise (22:41 GMT), a six-furlong allowance contest. Woodlandsway has now run up a sequence of five consecutive wins, all in claiming contests, and looks ready for this step up into the allowance ranks. Both his Timeform form ratings and TimeformUS speed figures suggest that he is more than capable of taking the rise in class in his stride.
The closing contest at Turf Paradise (23:09 GMT) features a Morning Line favourite in Da Boss, who looks unlikely to be great value and should be taken on. With a draw towards the inside and plenty of pace horses drawn outside of him, Da Boss looks likely to get a tough trip, as he doesn't seem to have enough early foot to keep himself in the clear. With little in hand on figures also, Da Boss should be laid at around 4.0.
Timeform US SmartPlays
Turf Paradise race 7 (22:13 GMT) win back #1 CADILLAC CHROME at 3.211/5 or longer
Turf Paradise race 8 (22:41 GMT) win back #7 WOODLANDSWAY at 2.26/5 or longer
Turf Paradise race 9 (23:09 GMT) win lay #3 DA BOSS at 4.03/1 or shorter