by Jeff Siegel
March 6, 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.
Aqueduct – Sixth Race – Post time: 3:29 ET
3-Search Results (7/2)
Couldn’t have been more impressive than she was winning at first asking in early January at Gulfstream Park when she overcame a less-than-ideal trip to draw off rapidly in the final furlong to graduate by four widening lengths with plenty in reserve. It’s not surprising that she makes the leap into the $250,000 Busher Invitational, and with the proper style for this one-turn mile we’re expecting the T. Pletcher-trained daughter of Flatter to handle this class hike in stride. She’s 7/2 on the morning line and is worth a good gamble in the win pool and in rolling exotic play at or near that price.
Oaklawn Park – Ninth Race – Post time: 5:10 CT
2-Will’s Secret (7/2)
Rapidly developing sophomore filly began to show her potential when a good third to divisional leader Clairiere in a maiden race three races back and then followed up with two very impressive wins, a maiden victory of her own at Fair Grounds and then most recently a 5 1/2 length romp the Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The daughter of Will Take Charge should get nothing but better with experience and distance and has proven she can handle any type of ground. At 7/2 on the morning line in this year’s Honeybee S.-G2 while facing her toughest task yet, we’re expecting to see her produce a winning late kick once again.