Timeform US SmartPlays: Wednesday July 30

Timeform's US team pick out their three best bets for Wednesday
Timeform's US team pick out their three best bets for Wednesday

Timeform's US team pick out their three best bets for Wednesday night's stateside action...

"The once-raced Other Cheek can take advantage of a contest that features some quite well-exposed rivals..."

Pleasure Palace has been in reasonable form since switching to turf two starts ago, winning once and finishing third last time out, but he looks to have a stiff task at the weights in the first race at Penn National (23:00 BST). As a three-year-old against elders, we would ideally expect Pleasure Palace to be in receipt of around 6LB, though the conditions of this claimer sees him only receiving between 1 - 2 LB from his main rivals. Add in the fact that his form isn't as good as a few in here, and he looks a lay at around 4.5.

The fourth race at Penn National (00:22 BST), a maiden contest on turf, looks a good opportunity for the once-raced Other Cheek to take advantage of a contest that features some quite well-exposed rivals. Other Cheek debuted in a fairly strong turf maiden at Monmouth earlier this month, finishing a creditable sixth, and should appreciate the shallower waters of Penn National. Morning Line favourite Relentless Ride is consistent enough, but has now failed to win in eleven starts, and looks vulnerable to an improver.

There are several reasons to be interested in Zeal Housewife in race 8 at Penn National (02:10 BST), the main one being that she goes first-off-the-claim for 25% trainer Tim Kreiser, having left the much less productive barn of Dimitrios Synnefias. Zeal Housewife has made only one start, a creditable fourth in a similar race to this last time, when she chased a fast pace. Today's Morning Line favourite Smouldering Haze was ahead of her in that race, but she is confidently expected to reverse that form with the experience and trainer change under her belt.

Timeform US Smart Plays

Penn National race 1 (23:00 BST) win lay #6 PLEASURE PALACE @ 4.57/2 or shorter
Penn National race 4 (00:22 BST) win back #4 OTHER CHEEK @ 4.3100/30 or longer
Penn National race 8 (02:10 BST) win back #5 ZEAL HOUSEWIFE @ 3.55/2 or longer

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