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Eddie Olczyk's Kentucky Derby Day Spot Plays

by Eddie Olczyk

September 3, 2020

 Looking to bet Churchill Downs races other than the Kentucky Derby? Here are a few other horses on the Saturday, September 5 card that look like good bets to Xpressbet handicapper, Eddie Olczyk.

Race 9 (3:35PM ET) // G2 Pat Day Mile // 1 Mile (Dirt)
#5 DIGITAL (12/1)

The mile distance could be perfect for him as he’s raced between 6 furlongs and 1-1/8 miles in recent starts. The pace should be swift to run at, and he’ll be a solid price over a distance that suits.

Race 12 (5:17PM ET) // G1 Derby City Distaff // 7 Furlongs (Dirt)
#4 BELL'S THE ONE (10/1)

Blazing-fast Serengeti Empress is the speed of the speed, but there are some other quality sprinters in this group to set it up for a closer. Bell’s The One loves it in Kentucky and will be flying late with a chance to step up at a nice price. I’ll bet her to win and in exacta boxes with Serengeti Empress.

Race 13 (5:50PM ET) // G1 Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic // 1 1/8 Miles (Turf)
#8 SACRED LIFE (FR) (6/1)

Trainer Chad Brown has 3 in the Turf Classic and this is the most attractive at the best price. Stablemate Rockemperor is always hanging around, but has won just 1 of his last 11. Digital Age hasn’t beaten older horses in stakes company yet. Style-wise, Sacred Life fits in a race where several of these want to be near the front. His strong finish at Monmouth last time indicates more distance is a plus.