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Friday, October 30: National Best Plays

by Jeff Siegel

October 30, 2020

Belmont Park – 4th race: Post time: 2:16 ET
8 – Emma and I (20-1)

The 2-year-old daughter of Exaggerator was given an easy run in her debut earlier this month and actually performed better than her line indicates. Was shuffled back to last on the turn and trailed to the top of the lane before showing good energy in the final stages to wind up seventh, beaten only five lengths. She returns in a similar state-bred turf event while stretching out to a distance she’s bred to enjoy, so at 20-1 on the morning line she represents good long shot value across the board and in rolling exotic play.

Belmont Park – 9th race: Post time: 4:57 ET
10 – Superfecto (8-1)

Lands the cozy outside post in this seven furlong allowance sprint in his first outing since an impressive maiden win in early May at Gulfstream Park, and his recent two bullet workouts indicate the R. Nicks-trained colt is fit and ready. The lightly-raced son of Constitution should fold into an ideal pace-stalking trip, and if he returns as well as he left this promising 3-year-old colt can win again despite the class hike. We’ll play in in the win pool and in our rolling exotics and or near his morning line of 8-1.