Timeform US SmartPlays: Wednesday December 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.

"In the fourth race (01:13 GMT) at Delta Downs, an allowance race for Kentucky-breds over an extended seven furlongs, there might well be some value in siding with Mighty Brown..."

In the seventh race (20:16 GMT) at Tampa Bay Wind of Bosphorus looks to have very solid claims. This claiming event on the turf over a mile has attracted a reasonable-size field but few of them have shown much in all honesty whereas Wind of Bosphorus has been keeping decent company this year at Aqueduct and Belmont when trained by Bruce Brown. True, he hasn't won since last autumn when scoring at Belmont, but he's made the frame in two of his last three starts and hasn't faced a field anywhere near this weak all year. Top local rider Daniel Centeno takes the mount.     
     
Maiden claimers at the minor North American tracks rarely appeal much as betting mediums, but the first at Charles Town (00:00 GMT) is an exception with the forecast Morning Line favourite Wildly Appealing not really appealing at all, let alone wildly. She has the best piece of form in the race, true, but that was back in May since when her form has deteriorated in the face of tasks no stiffer than this and her vulnerability in this type of event was highlighted last time when beaten at odds on. Picking out the likeliest of her rivals to beat her is not easy - Acting Up possibly - so a lay at anything around the forecast odds or shorter would seem the best policy. 

In the fourth race (01:13 GMT) at Delta Downs, an allowance race for Kentucky-breds over an extended seven furlongs, there might well be some value in siding with Mighty Brown against the pair ahead of him in the Morning Line. He's the best horse in the race by our calculations with the exception of Sneaky Blowout, off whom he receives weight, and will surely have come on for his latest outing (following a six-month break) when just tiring late over six and a half furlongs here. Forecast favourite Out Of Patience comes from a yard in form, and makes more appeal than second choice Kody With A K, but back at a more suitable trip and taking a small drop in grade, Mighty Brown might just be the value selection. 

Timeform US SmartPlays:

Race 7 Tampa Bay (20:16 GMT) win back #9 WIND OF BOSPHORUS at 3.412/5 or longer
Race 1 Charles Town (00:00) GMT) win lay #5 WILDLY APPEALING at 3.412/5 or shorter
Race 4 Delta Downs (01:13 GMT) win back #3 MIGHTY BROWN at 5.04/1 or longer 

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