by Eddie Olczyk
December 17, 2021
1/ST and NBC handicapper Eddie Olczyk returns for his weekly Saturday spot plays. Catch Edzo's best bets only with 1/ST and Xpressbet. All 3 best bets Saturday come from Gulfstream Park.
Gulfstream Park // Race 5 // 1:54 pm ET // Grade 3 $100,000 Suwanee River Stakes // 1 mile (turf)
#2 In A Hurry (5-1 ML)
Well-drawn contender can take advantage of saving ground with a stalking trip under Javier Castellano. Course winner is 2-for-4 at the mile trip. Win bet.
Gulfstream Park // Race 7 // 2:58 pm ET // claiming // 5-1/2 furlongs (Tapeta)
#9 Backwoods Boogie (15-1 ML)
Longshot player threw out the anchor last time going a route of ground, but returns to a more preferred sprint distance. Last showed he could handle the synthetic surface and prior route-to-sprint tries have been respectable. Win-place bet. Daily double 9-5 to final play.
Gulfstream Park // Race 8 // 3:28 pm ET // Grade 3 $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes // 6 furlongs
#5 Center Aisle (2-1 ML)
Impressive Kentucky allowance wins after nearly a year on the sidelines. She's ready for a stakes class rise and could be the one to catch under hot-riding Luis Saez. Win bet.