Timeform's US team highlight three bets from Turf Paradise on Tuesday January 27...
This contest isn’t as strong as the ones in which God Of War was finishing placed in before Christmas, and it will be a disappointment if this hardy gelding can’t make bag a ninth career win from thirty four starts...
Turf Paradise Race 1, 19:55 GMT - Quinichette
In the opener at Turf Paradise, Quinichette faces her easiest task since taking an allowance contest at Canterbury in July, and can make her presence felt in this $16k turf claimer. This consistent six-year-old mare rarely runs a bad race, and is a markedly better horse on turf than dirt. Morning Line favourite Vonn Nez looks sure to go well, but seemed to need every yard of the mile last time, and may not appreciate dropping back to 7.5 furlongs.
Turf Paradise Race 3, 20:53 GMT - Da Wiki Wiki
Tedbethewon is likely to be a short price in this $6.5k claimer, and his claims are obvious, being a relatively lightly-raced type with a consistent profile. However, he is taken on with another who is also lightly-raced, and may still have more to offer after just six starts. Da Wiki Wiki has been running in stronger races at Golden Gate Fields, his best effort coming two starts ago when fourth in a $6.5k claimer. He didn't quite match that form last time, but is worth another chance in what is relatively weaker company.
Turf Paradise Race 7, 22:45 GMT - God Of War
God Of War has built up a consistent profile on turf just recently, so it was somewhat of a surprise when he was switched to dirt last time out. He still ran well that day, but will appreciate getting back on the green stuff, and looks a worthy favourite in this $6.5k turf claimer. This contest isn't as strong as the ones in which God Of War was finishing placed in before Christmas, and it will be a disappointment if this hardy gelding can't make bag a ninth career win from thirty four starts.
Timeform US SmartPlays:
All at Turf Paradise
Race 1 (19:55 GMT) back #3 QUINICHETTER at 4.57/2 or longer
Race 3 (20:53 GMT) back #2 DA WIKI WIKI at 5.59/2 or longer
Race 7 (22:45 GMT) back #3 GOD OF WAR at 3.613/5 or longer