Every Friday thru 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.
Turfway Park– Eighth Race – Post time: 4:40 ET
Returns to his preferred trip (sprinting) after looming a threat but then flattening out late in a trio of highly-rated two-turn allowance races at Fair Grounds, and while the son of Exaggerator is being raised into stakes competition he does have speed figures that are good enough to win. Most effective when held up and allowed to run late, the B. Cox-trained colt retains F. Geroux and at this extended sprint trip he should be capable of producing the last run. There’s wagering value at or near his morning line of 7/2.
Gulfstream Park – Eleventh Race – Post time: 4:43 PT
4-Lucky Law (6-1)
Spun his wheels when unplaced in the Sam F. Davis S. over the Tampa Bay Downs dirt track last month but returns to his preferred surface (grass) today and seems likely to recapture his winning form in this year’s edition of the Cutler Bay S. The P. Biancone-trained colt possesses an exceptional turn of foot, so if he can secure cover and then find room to accelerate when room develops the son of No Nay Never can tag the speed while offering a good gamble at 6-1 on the morning line.