by Jeff Siegel
February 27, 2021
Every Friday thru Sunday 1/ST BET handicapper Jeff Siegel offers his best wagering opportunity from a selected North American racetrack. These “Best Plays” can take the form of a win wager, exacta, trifecta, or a daily double, pick-3, pick-4 or pick-6.
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Gulfstream Park – Fifth Race – Post time: 1:24 ET
3-Full Court Press (8-1)
The W. Mott-trained colt was given a run last month in his recent debut – a monster race taken by runaway winner Prevalence - and with that effort under his belt he’ll get serious today in this one turn mile maiden affair for 3-year-olds. The son of Dialed In was within range to the head of the lane but wasn’t knocked about while keeping to his task and winding up fourth, beaten nearly 16 lengths. He’s a much better colt than that line will show and today gets his chance to spring an upset at 8-1 on the morning line in a race that doesn’t offer nearly the amount of early speed he was forced to deal with first time out.
Gulfstream Park – Sixth Race – Post time: 1:53 ET
Was a visually pleasing debut winner over this turf course last month, rallying wide and storming home with an impressive turn of foot to earn a huge speed figure while providing promise of bigger and better things to come. The son of Constitution accomplished the win despite appearing a bit green, so with that race under his belt we’re expecting an even better performance in today’s Palm Beach Stakes over a middle distance for 3-year-olds. Drawn nicely inside and listed at 3-1 on the morning line, the W. Mott-trained colt should be capable of handling the class hike in stride.
Gulfstream Park– Ninth Race – Post time 3:27 ET
Launches a comeback for T. Pletcher (26%, strong flat-bet profit with this angle) in a contentious edition of the Gulfstream Park Mile-G2, but because he won his debut we know he can fire fresh and his recent workouts indicate this classy gelding is fit and ready for a huge run. The son of Ghostzapper really turn it on from the quarter pole to the wire, so with good racing luck and little help up, front he can tag the speed. He’s a win play and strong rolling exotic key at or near his morning line of 9/2.
Gulfstream Park – Twelfth Race – Post time: 5:04 ET
Returns to the one-turn mile distance of her maiden win last fall and has looked extremely sharp in the a.m. while preparing for her sophomore debut in this year’s edition of the Davona Dale S.-G2. Narrowly missing when last seen in the Demoiselle S.-G2 in early December, the daughter of Curlin is strong on speed figures and has the good stalking style that makes her ideally suited for this elongated one-turn trip. From a barn that has strong stats with layoff runners and switching to Johnny V., she’ll offer excellent value at or near her morning line of 5-1.