Best Bets from Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita Park on February 3rd, 2018

Aaron Vercruysse and Jeff Siegel offer up their best bets on a stellar Saturday of racing from across the country. Aaron kicks off the day in the Santa Anita opener with Slick Trick, who should benefit from an outside draw and may be able to avoid trouble this time around. Aaron caps off his day in the 3rd at Gulfstream Park with Alfredo, who is coming off a freshening, could be lone speed and is bred to love the turf. Jeff Siegel starts heads to Aqueduct for the Withers Stakes and picks Avery Island, who he believes is bred to run long and may end up being a major player on the Triple Crown trail. Capping off his day in the 8th at Gulfstream, Jeff likes Dream Friend, who was a $400,000 in training purchase and has had outstanding works leading up to his debut.