Timeform US SmartPlays: Wednesday September 17

Timeform's US team have three more bets lined up
Timeform's US team have three more bets lined up

Timeform's North American team pick out the best bets on Wednesday.

"Race 5 at Presque Isle Downs... looks to offer a good opportunity for Ft. Deposit to get back in the winners’ enclosure..."

North Ocean has not been as consistent as previously of late, but there is no denying that he has what it takes to land the $40k claimer that comes as race 5 on Belmont's card (due off at 20:09 BST) if on a going day. He won a more valuable contest at this course and distance two starts back, a performance which was backed up by a decent time and was his third success of the campaign. His disappointing defeat last time was uncharacteristic, but he was not helped by going wide that day at a distance which taxes him, and he's been given a short break since. At his best, he has a length or two to spare over the likes of Bedouin Now and Chairman Now. 

Win My Way is fairly consistent by modest claiming standards, but she's no better than two or three of her rivals at the weights in the opener at Woodbine (due off at 23:45 BST) and can be taken on at odds which are forecast to be short. On Timeform form ratings, Early Ringaling, Ring For Rosy and Caramel Crunch look every bit as good, and the first-two-named are also likely to ensure that Win My Way does not get things her own way up front. Win My Way may have to wait a little longer before breaking her duck.

Race 5 at Presque Isle Downs (due off at 00:05 BST) looks to offer a good opportunity for Ft. Deposit to get back in the winners' enclosure, a feat he last achieved here in May. He was up with the pace that day, but not when beaten twice since, yet comes up against rivals in this modest claimer who have neither his class nor his early speed. At his best, he has a good few lengths in hand of his rivals, and the main job of jockey Ricardo Feliciano may be to ensure his mount gets to the front and out of trouble in this double-figure field.    

Timeform US SmartPlays
Belmont race 5 (20:09 BST) win back #4 NORTH OCEAN at 3.02/1 or longer
Woodbine race 1 (23:45 BST) win lay #6 WIN MY WAY at 4.03/1 or shorter
Presque Isle Downs (00:05 BST) win back #8 FT. DEPOSIT at 3.211/5 or longer


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