Timeform US SmartPlays: Wednesday February 25

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.

"Bellarmine is the best horse on show at Delta Downs (02.45 GMT) today and is priced accordingly at 2.6 on the Morning Line in the eighth race but his form has dropped off in his last three starts and he is worth taking on..."

Twice a winner before Christmas, Boston Bash couldn't land the three-timer dropped down to six-and-a-half furlongs on his final start in 2014 but in view of the inadequate distance and significant rise in class that wasn't unexpected. His form has a clearly defined peak-trough cycle to it, however, and given that his form looks on the wane again after running a very poor race on his return at the end of last month he looks opposable today in the fifth race (01.21 GMT) at Delta Downs. His stable is struggling badly too right now, so a lay looks the best policy. 

Make A Splash has been put in as favourite for the seventh race (01.43 GMT) at Penn National but the value could be with Green Lane who finished in front of him when the pair met two starts ago despite getting involved in a barging match while Make A Splash had a clear run. Green Lane has run moderately since while Make A Splash has run well, but that's typical of Green Lane and his overall form entitles him to solid respect. His usual stalking ride should also see him better placed than Make A Splash in what promises to be a steadily-run affair.      
  
Bellarmine is the best horse on show at Delta Downs (02.45 GMT) today and is priced accordingly at 2.6 on the Morning Line in the eighth race but his form has dropped off in his last three starts and he is worth taking on with Ide Be Cool. The selection has a good record here and returned from three months off with a strong second in a very valuable stakes event over an extended mile here last time. This furlong-shorter trip won't be a problem - he won over six furlongs last year - and the likely pace scenario should enable him to make all. 

Timeform US SmartPlays

Race 5 Delta Downs (01.21 GMT) win lay #4 BOSTON BASH at 4.47/2 or shorter
Race 7 Penn National (01.43 GMT) win back #3 GREEN LANE at 4.216/5 or longer 
Race 8 Delta Downs (02.45 GMT) win back #1 IDE BE COOL at 3.211/5 or longer

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