by Jeff Siegel
March 26, 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.
Oaklawn Park– Third Race – Post time: 2:02 CT
In what we’ll concede is not much more than an educated guess, let’s take a flyer on this 3-year-old filly in a maiden special-weight sprint restricted to those that sold at auction for $90,000 or less. Barely making the cut off after bringing $85,000 last summer at the OBS Open sale, the daughter of Anchor Down displayed plenty of speed when breezing a furlong in 10 seconds flat, the fastest time at the preview session, so while her recent workouts at Del ta Downs have been slow, we know this filly has plenty of zip. The always-potent S. Asmussen-R. Santana, Jr. trainer/jockey team catches the eye, so let’s make her a win play at or near her morning line of 6-1 and also key her in the various rolling exotics.
Santa Anita – Seventh Race – Post time: 4:17 PT
1-Shes’a Perfectlady (5/2)
This progressive daughter of Carpe Vinum is fresh from a confidence-building and visually impressive maiden claiming win sprinting over the local lawn that produced a career-top speed figure. She’ll need another forward move to upset the 4/5 morning line favorite Translate but after impressing in a pair of sharp recent training track workouts the J. Sadler-trained filly certainly is headed in the right direction. She retains F. Prat and projects to enjoy an ideal, second-flight, ground-saving trip, so at 5/2 on the morning line she’s worth a gamble in the win pool and in rolling exotic play.