by Eddie Olczyk
February 13, 2021
1/ST and NBC Sports handicapper Eddie Olczyk turns his attention for a pair of key Saturday bets to Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita. Follow Edzo’s plays each week – only with 1/ST and Xpressbet!
GULFSTREAM RACE 11 (5:16PM ET) // G3 GULFSTREAM PARK SPRINT // 6 FURLONGS (DIRT)
MY PICK: #5 MISCHEVIOUS ALEX (6/5 ML)
Solid favorite returns to stakes after big allowance score over a track he loves. This race sets up with lots of speed on the front end and Mischevious Alex should sit just off. Take even-money on the win end as fair odds. Exacta bet 5-1 with Edgemont Road.
SANTA ANITA RACE 6 (6:14PM ET) // CLAIMING // 5 1/2 FURLONGS (DIRT)
MY PICK: #9 HOWBEIT (10/1 ML)
Not sure why they tried turf in last – maybe only race available at the time? – but that certainly dirties up his form a bit. Back on preferred surface today. Well-spotted here now, dropping from allowance to claiming and advantageous outside sprint post. Win bet.