Best Bets from Keeneland, Oaklawn and Santa Anita Park on April 14th, 2018
Jeff Siegel and Aaron Vercruysse go cross-country to pinpoint their top Saturday plays. Jeff starts things out in the 8th race at Oaklawn, the Northern Spur Stakes, with Ike, who is going long for the first time and should relish the distance. Jeff's second play on the day comes in the 11th at Keeneland with Urban Insight, a first-time starter who is bred to love the distance and win early. Aaron starts off his day in the 4th at Oaklawn with Lily Sofia, who has been working exceptionally leading up to this race and seems to be spotted well for trainer Kellyn Gorder. Aaron's final play for the day comes in the 10th at Santa Anita with Cafe Flavor, who now faces a speed-laden field, which should aid his closing kick, and is making his second start off the layoff.