Timeform US SmartPlays: Wednesday June 17

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.

"With Draxhall Woods a main track only entry, two horses stand out in the eighth (21.57 BST) at Belmont, namely Ziptronic and Mish Mosh."

The fifth race (20.15 BST) at Delaware looks sure to cut up with several also eligibles or main track only entries so the forecast 9 about Chiropractor is unlikely to be available, but he has strong claims in a weak maiden and arguably deserves to be near favourite. He was favourite for a similar event on his debut at Pimlico last month but managed only fourth, though the form of that race was made to look better when the third horse came out subsequently and won. This is a weaker race by some margin even before any withdrawals and he'll take all the beating.

Clearly a once-raced debut winner trained by Godolphin could be anything, but the form of the maiden won by Mrs. Hudson at Aqueduct earlier this year is ordinary and she is worth laying taking a big step up in class in the fifth race (20.24 BST) at Belmont today. She might only face five rivals but four of them have stronger claims to our eye, not least the forecast favourite So You Say who is a different horse this year, and she'll have to step up on her debut form by around 15lb.

With Draxhall Woods a main track only entry, two horses stand out in the eighth (21.57 BST) at Belmont, namely Ziptronic and Mish Mosh. The latter won over course and distance two starts back before flopping in a slightly better race last time and there are slight doubts as to whether he is quite as good as his 102 rating suggests. Main rival Ziptronic hasn't run since last autumn but he's back with his previous trainer Bruce Levine and has shown his well-being in recent workouts having been quickest in all of his last three. He's likely to get his way in front and can make a winning reappearance.

Timeform US SmartPlays

Race 5 Delaware (20.15 BST) win back #12 CHIROPRACTOR at 4.03/1 or longer
Race 5 Belmont (20.24 BST) win lay #2 MRS. HUDSON at 3.613/5 or shorter
Race 8 Belmont (21.57 BST) win back #2 ZIPTRONIC at 3.613/5 or longer

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