by Eddie Olczyk
December 18, 2020
Let’s hope this week is better than the last set of spot plays, which were awful by me. But that’s horse racing. Keep swinging! I’ve got another trio of price shots for Saturday spread across the afternoon hours on the east coast.
AQUEDUCT // RACE 3 (12:50PM ET) // STARTER ALLOWANCE // 6 FURLONGS (DIRT)
#5 MISS CHARISMA (10/1 ML)
Well-traveled filly showed speed-and-fade in her last start at Laurel. Should look to make one run into a speedy race after showing a late kick in her 3 prior starts.
GULFSTREAM PARK // RACE 6 (2:40PM ET) // CLAIMING // 7 1/2 FURLONGS (TURF)
#3 AYCAPOTE (10/1ML)
While he’s 0-for-1 on turf, he had a bad post in that try. Mother Dance Away Capote was a Grade 3 winner on grass. He has tactical speed, comes in off a win against softer, and is the play in a wide-open race.
GULFSTREAM PARK // RACE 10 (4:43PM ET) //G3 MR. PROSPECTOR STAKES // 7 FURLONGS (DIRT)
#1 LASTING LEGACY (15/1 ML)
Price will be right on a 6-year-old who has had excuses in his last 2 starts at Keeneland. Draw lines through a bad post in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and the race prior when he did not have a great start and got an awful ride from Gabe Saez.