Timeform US SmartPlays: Wednesday February 18

Timeform's US team pick out the best bets on Wednesday
Timeform's US team pick out the best bets on Wednesday

Timeform's US team pick out the best bets on Wednesday.

"Premier Future looks worth laying in the fourth race (00.53 GMT) at Delta given the race seems likely to play out against him."

At Tampa Bay, Park Boss looks the answer to the second race (18.00 GMT), a six-furlong claimer on the dirt for three-year-olds. The selection looks sure to set off in front in a race where there doesn't look to be a huge lot of pace, and twice in his six-race career he has sustained a gallop that would these off easily enough. The return to six furlongs after ending last year at a mile on the turf at Belmont will suit, and though he lacks a recent run that's more than compensated for in his forecast (5.5) price.      

The opening race (23.30 GMT) at Delta Downs makes plenty of appeal from a betting perspective given the prospect of a tactical affair and the horse most likely to make the running, Top Doll, suggested as a 5 shot on the Morning Line. It's not as if that is all Top Doll has to recommend her, however, as not only does she have the best form and timefigures by some margin by our reckoning but the return to six and a half furlongs will suit after just getting run out of things at a mile last time. She's a confident selection. 

Premier Future looks worth laying in the fourth race (00.53 GMT) at Delta given the race seems likely to play out against him. The gelding has just a maiden claiming win to his name and though he comes here in good form he still looks to have a stiffish  task against some of these on their  best recent efforts. Not only that, though, his usual late-closing style seems likely to count heavily against him in a race where there seems very little early pace and forecast odds of 3.5 look too short as a result. 

Timeform US SmartPlays

Race 2 Tampa Bay (18.00 GMT) win back #7 PARK BOSS at 4.47/2 or longer
Race 1 Delta Downs (23.30 GMT) win back #6 TOP DOLL at 4.03/1 or longer
Race 4 Delta Downs (00.53 GMT) win lay #6 PREMIER FUTURE at 3.613/5 or shorter 

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