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Thursday, June 25: Jeff Siegel's Day Makers

by Jeff Siegel

June 25, 2020

Jeff Siegel’s prime plays from around the country are offered on a daily basis to members of xpressbet.com and 1stbet.com. Always the day’s the cream of the crop, Day Makers emphasize price and wagering value and each selection should be given strong consideration both as a straight wager and as a key in vertical and horizontal exotics.


6 – Toy (8-1)

Let’s take a flier with a price horse in this year’s edition of the Easy Goer Stakes. This M. Trombetta-trained gelding shows rising speed figures in his last four starts and earned a career top number when victorious despite a dreadful trip in a recent first-level allowance main track miler at Laurel Park. Blocked repeatedly and forced to steady and alter course sharply at the head of the lane, the sophomore gelding regained his momentum and then drew clear quickly while appearing capable of handling a raise in class. This is a considerably tougher spot, but drawn comfortably outside and therefore guaranteed an in-the-clear trip, the son of Tapizar might be up to the task, so at 8-1 on the morning line he’s worth a bit of gamble.

3 – Magnolia’s Lady (6-1)

Appeared to be in for the experience when finding her best stride too late without being knocked about in her debut in a similar maiden state-bred grass affair earlier this month. Closed from 10th to fourth while doing her best work late and today gets an extra furlong to work with for a barn that has terrific stats with second-time starters. The daughter of Freud retains J. Lezcano, shows a recent easy breeze to tick her over and should be primed for significant forward move in what appears to be a fairly wide open affair. At 6-1 on the morning line she’s worth a play in the straight pool and in the various rolling exotics.