by Eddie Olczyk
June 25, 2021
1/ST and NBC handicapper Eddie Olczyk pinpoints a trio of plays from Belmont Park and Churchill Downs for his Saturday best. Follow Edzo’s plays each week – only with 1/ST and Xpressbet!
BELMONT // RACE 7 (4:06PM ET) // ALLOWANCE // 1 1/4 MILES (TURF)
EDZO'S PICK: #5 DYNADRIVE (6/1)
Class-dropping heavy favorite Rockemperor is looking for an easier spot, but Dynadrive is placed where he belongs in this allowance condition for Mike Maker. Some of his best races have been over the Belmont grass. Hope is that he’ll get enough pace to run down late. Win bet.
BELMONT // RACE 10 (5:44PM ET) // MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT // 6 FURLONGS (TURF)
EDZO'S PICK: #2 QUICK CONVERSATION (6/1)
Six-wide in his last 2 races, the post 2 draw for Quick Conversation should be a benefit as he tries to rally under Joel Rosario. Could get a good trip tucking inside rail-speed Milestone Payment. Win bet.
CHURCHILL DOWNS // RACE 10 (5:26PM ET) // G2 WISE DAN STAKES // 1 1/16 MILES (TURF)
EDZO'S PICK: #8 FIELD PASS (5/1)
Defaulted to the lead last time over a longer trip, but should be more relaxed with a chance to pounce over a more suitable distance. Course stakes winner finds a bit easier spot than his previous 2 tries of 2021. Win bet.