Timeform US SmartPlays: Wednesday May 21

Timeform's US team picks out their three best bets for Tuesday
Timeform's US team picks out their three best bets for Tuesday

Timeform's US team picks out their three best bets for Tuesday...

"European import Filimbi looks worth backing on her second start for Bill Mott..."

Wild Kay is part of an entry in race 5 (20:03 BST) at Delaware but even so it's hard to see understand how Patricia Farro's mare has been put in at 8-1. A winner of a race of similar quality to this at Belmont Park six days ago, she arrives here in top form which can't be said for all of her rivals and by our reckoning has a leading chance despite top weight. She usually goes off at or near the head of the betting so it's doubtful the Morning Line odds will hold out, but Wild Kay is still worth support at shorter odds in a race in which she should be able to stalk the pace as usual. 

Small fields are the order of the day at Belmont and that means value isn't easy to find but European import Filimbi looks worth backing on her second start for Bill Mott in the eighth race (21:57 BST), an allowance optional claimer on the turf. She was a good second to Somali Lemonade on her Stateside debut at Keeneland last month, ahead of another of her rivals today Scampering, but she had better form last year in France when winning a listed race at Chantilly. None of her rivals today can boast that level of form and she's sure to have improved for her first outing with Mott. 

In the ninth race at Charles Town (03:38 BST) Fox Drive has been put in at favourite but the six-year-old finds it hard getting his head in front and has a bit to find on recent form with a couple of his rivals. There are several others besides in with a shout in this event and he looks too short at the forecast 9-5 with his trainer running at a modest 9% strike rate. 

Timeform US SmartPlays

Delaware race 5 (20:03 BST) win back #2 WILD KAY @ 4.67/2 or longer
Belmont race 8 (21:57 BST) win back #8 FILIMBI @ 3.02/1 or longer
Charles Town race 9 (03:38 BST) win lay #4 FOX DRIVE @ 3.412/5 or shorter 

 

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