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.
Golden Gate Fields – Seventh Race – Post time: 4:41 PT
Cut out hot fractions before weakening late when facing an infinitely tougher group in a turf sprint at Santa Anita last time out but against this group the son of Slew’s Tiznow should be able to take control early and never look back. A couple of recent workouts over the local synthetic track should do the A. Mathis-trained gelding plenty of good, so let’s hope to get close to his morning line of 7/2 in this state-bred maiden allowance affair and use him in the win pool and in rolling exotic play.
Golden Gate Fields – Eighth Race – Post time: 5:11 PT
3-Eel Point (2-1)
Was visually impressive in victory when winning a restricted $25,000 claimer at Santa Anita last month and, following a claim, returns for trainer D. O’Neill protected in this entry-level allowance sprint in what we’ll take as a sign of confidence. Most effective as a late-running sprinter, the son of Into Mischief should settle in behind the leaders and then have every chance to produce the last run over a synthetic surface that we’re expecting him to handle just fine. At 2-1 on the morning line he’s a win play and rolling exotic single.