Timeform US SmartPlays: Wednesday January 28

Timeform's US team put forward three lays on Wednesday
Timeform's US team put forward three lays on Wednesday

Timeform's US team bring you lays from Charles Town and Tampa Bay on Wednesday...

Tampa Bay 20:47 - lay Crown The Kitten

At Tampa Bay Crown The Kitten looks one to oppose in the seventh race (20.47), an allowance race for three-year-olds on the turf. Down the field in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot last year, Wesley Ward's inmate has since won a maiden at Kentucky Downs and a minor stakes race at Retama but was well beaten after a three-month break at Gulfstream last time. He makes no more appeal than his twice-raced stablemate Touchdown Kitten who is open to more progress and whose form last time out looks decent, or a couple of others including the Tampa debut winner Midnight Trace who represents Graham Motion. The forecast 3.5 looks too short. 

Charles Town 00:29 - lay Faithful Sinner 

There a couple of likely looking lays at Charles Town too, starting with Faithful Sinner in the second race (00.29 GMT). Marcus Judy's inmate has hit the frame in his last three starts, but seldom gets his head in front and has nearly four lengths to make up on Sir Warbo from their meeting over course and distance last time. Indeed, a case of sorts can be made for most of the runners in what is an open affair around this bullring circuit where luck in running plays a big part and with that in mind the forecast 3.5 looks worth taking. 

Charles Town 01:23 - lay Westshore Road

Westshore Road won twice over seven furlongs at Charles Town last year when a short-priced favourite but looks worth taking on this time in the fourth race (01.23 GMT). Those victories came against weaker opposition than she faces today and her last three starts, all against opposition of a similar calibre to that she meets here, have shown her limitations. The step back up from six and a half furlongs might be in her favour, but not by enough in what looks a competitive affair, so she's a good-value lay. 

Timeform US SmartPlays:
Race 7 Tampa Bay (20.47 GMT) win lay #5 CROWN THE KITTEN at 3.613/5 or shorter
Race 2 Charles Town (00.29 GMT) win lay #3 FAITHFUL SINNER at 3.613/5 or shorter
Race 4 Charles Town (01.23 GMT) win lay #3 WESTSHORE ROAD at 3.814/5 or shorter    

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