Timeform's US team pick out their three bet bets for Tuesday night's stateside action...
"Mistress Gallop has been running well on both polytrack and turf at Woodbine and the general level of those performances would still be good enough..."
The second race at Fort Erie (19:27 BST), a six-and-a-half furlong dirt claimer, provides an intriguing clash between the in-form Royal Fighter and Shannon's Posse, who are joint-favourites on the Morning Line. There are sound reasons for taking on both, though, with another in-form type in Grabthemoneyandrun, who is 1 from 2 on the Fort Erie dirt, including a convincing win last time. The aforementioned joint-favourites could well take each other on for the lead, leaving the way clear for Grabthemoneyandrun to do just that late on.
The highlight of Fort Erie's card is race 8 (22:11 BST), an 8.5f allowance optional claimer on turf, can fall the way of Mistress Gallop who has been running well on both polytrack and turf at Woodbine. Although Mistress Gallop's last two runs have been below the form of her win in a turf claimer at Woodbine in July, the general level of those performances would still be good enough to win this type of event at Fort Erie. Mistress Gallop's winning form has been over shorter, but she is still effective at this distance, as a second-place finish earlier in her career testifies.
Race 6 at Mountaineer (01:50 BST), a $5k claimer, sees Morning Line favourite Montana Dream coming here on the back of a win in a similar contest last time. In form terms, though, today's rivals are of a different calibre and Montana Dream may well struggle to make the same kind of impact. There are several runners in this race who possess stronger Timeform form ratings, and her TimeformUS speed figures are nothing to write home about either. She looks worth laying at anything around 4.0.
Timeform US Smart Plays
Fort Erie race 2 (19:27 BST) win back #4 GRABTHEMONEYANDRUN @ 5.04/1 or longer
Fort Erie race 8 (22:11 BST) win back #9 MISTRESS GALLOP @ 3.39/4 or longer
Mountaineer race 6 (01:50 BST) win lay #8 MONTANA DREAM @ 4.03/1 or shorter