by Eddie Olczyk
January 7, 2022
1/ST and NBC handicapper Eddie Olczyk dials up Oaklawn and Aqueduct this Saturday for his spotlighted trio of key plays, following a sharp $17 Smarty Jones Stakes score in this space last Saturday in Hot Springs. Follow Edzo’s plays each week – only with 1/ST and Xpressbet!
Race 3 // 1:20 pm ET // maiden claiming // 6 furlongs
#1 Inouaintalkintome (3-1 ML)
Big move forward with Lasix for the first time in third start and Falcone barn hitting on all cylinders right now. Bottled up mid-turn last out and still came again with a run. Win bet.
Race 5 // 3:21 pm ET // starter allowance // 1 mile
#10 Exemplar (6-1 ML)
Left far back in the mud last time and still came with a run for third. Typically he is closer to the pace than that, so expect David Cabrera to strike from mid-pack this time in a race with plenty of speed to chase. Win-place bet.
Race 9 // 5:13 pm ET // allowance // 1 mile
#6 Myopic (12-1 ML)
Class relief could be the remedy after facing Defeater in Churchill allowance and then absolutely loaded stakes field at Oaklawn last time. Two-turn mile like this should be his best trip. Win-place bet.