by Eddie Olczyk
February 20, 2021
1/ST and NBC Sports handicapper Eddie Olczyk has been heating up in February and provides a pair of key plays Saturday at Gulfstream and Santa Anita. Follow Edzo’s plays each week – only with 1/ST and Xpressbet!
Race 9 // 4:12 pm ET // claiming // 1 mile (turf)
#9 Auburn Hills (12-1 ML)
I am thinking he needed his last after a 3-month layoff, making a middle move and tiring. Palace Malice gelding drops in class while making key second start off of the layoff. Distance is no problem and value is there at anywhere near the morning line. Win-place bet.
Race 7 // 6:46 pm ET // Grade 2 Buena Vista Stakes // 1 mile (turf)
#6 Sedamar (8-1 ML)
Big-time pace play could trip out in the stakes feature. She gets plenty of speed to chase and seems to be on the improve. In the Megahertz Stakes last time out, she closed into a slow pace and still managed second. She’ll get more pace to help her today. Big win bet.
Last Saturday’s 2 spot plays netted a pair of winners, including Howbeit ($15) at Santa Anita. Let’s hope to keep a bit of a roll going with 3 scores in the last 4 spot plays. Good luck this weekend!