Every Thursday through Sunday 1/ST BET handicapper Jeff Siegel offers his best wagering opportunity from a selected North American racetrack. These “Best Plays” can take the form of a win wager, exacta, trifecta, or a daily double, pick-3, pick-4 or pick-6. Selections are listed in chronological order.
Ellis Park Race 4 – Post time: 2:14 CT
1-Tiz the Bomb (5/2)
Juvenile colt was given a run in his debut sprinting on dirt at Churchill Downs in mid-May and today will be much more serious while stretching out over a surface and distance that’s he’s bred to love. From his cozy inside draw, the son of Hit It a Bomb projects to enjoy an ideal second-flight, stalking trip and then have every opportunity to produce a winning late kick in this two-turn grass mile that came up light in quality. The K. McPeek-trained colt wound up seventh in his debut but galloped past the wire full of run, tipping his hand in the process. At 5/2 on the morning line, he’s a win play and rolling exotic single.
Prairie Meadows Race 6 – Post time: 8:12 CT
8-Snow House (8-1)
Rapidly-developing colt seeks his third straight win while being raised into listed stakes company and we’re expecting the son of Twirling Candy to be formidable in this year’s edition of the Iowa Derby. The B. Cox-trained 3-year-old lands top rider J. Rosario and shows a healthy series of workouts since his most recent victory at Churchill Downs while possessing the type of tactical speed should enable an ideal pace-stalking trip outside. With speed figures that continue to rise with each outing, the B. Cox-trained colt offers considerable wagering value at 8-1 on the morning line.