by Eddie Olczyk
April 17, 2021
1/ST and NBC handicapper Eddie Olczyk turns his attention to a trio of key Saturday bets at Oaklawn and Keeneland. Follow Edzo’s plays each week – only with 1/ST and Xpressbet!
OAKLAWN PARK // RACE 3 (2:08 PM ET) // CLAIMING // 6 FURLONGS (DIRT)
EDZO'S PICK: #5 COACH ADAMS (4/1)
His last 5 races around 1 turn are not bad. I know I’m digging a bit, but he drops to a conditioned claimer and could find the right level. Not thrilled with his win rate (3-41), but he’s worth a shot vs. these. Win bet.
KEENELAND // RACE 5 (3:18PM ET) // STARTER ALLOWANCE // 1 MILE (TURF)
EDZO'S PICK: #2 FIELDSTONE (12/1)
This is the ‘other’ Joe Sharp trainee, the bigger price next to stablemate #4 Summer Palace. Barn is off to a great start at the Keeneland meet. He’s proven on wet turf if we get that and comes off a troubled trip in his last. There should be speed to run at. Win bet.
KEENELAND // RACE 7 (4:24PM ET) // ALLOWANCE // 5 1/2 FURLONGS (TURF)
EDZO'S PICK: #10 SONG RIVER (10/1)
While his last race at Gulfstream was against cheaper competition, it was a sneaky-good race. She needs to step up her game and class, but the price will be right. She should get plenty of place to go get. Win bet.