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Friday, November 13: National Best Plays

by Jeff Siegel

November 13, 2020

Laurel Park Third Race – Post time: 1:24 ET
10 – Moma Tiger (6-1)

Three-year-old Smiling Tiger filly from multiple graded stakes winner Proposed makes her debut in a soft maiden special weight extended sprint for fillies and mares and may be capable of pulling off a mild surprise in a race that looks substandard on paper. A series of fast drills at Penn National for a capable of outfit leads us to believe she is fit and ready, so at 6-1 on the morning line there should be ample value available for a bit of a gamble.

Laurel Park Seventh Race – Post time: 3:24 ET
7 – Hello Hot Rod (9/5)

Those playing the Stronach-5 should strongly consider this 2-year-old as a single in this maiden sprint over seven furlongs. The son of Mosler ran a winning race in defeat when closing stoutly to be second two weeks ago while more than five lengths clear of the rest, and with today’s extra furlong to work with and with that bit of experience behind him, the B. Russell-trained colt looks ready to graduate.

Churchill Downs Tenth Race – Post time: 5:36 ET
8 – Gagetown (4-1)

Debuting Exaggerator colt sports an interesting series of works for top trainer B. Cox and looks like a live item in this maiden special weight six furlong dash for 2-year-olds. There aren’t any flashy times on the tab but a :59 4/5 breezing drill at Ellis Park just five days ago catches the eye, and with one of the stable’s main guys F. Geroux taking the call we suspect this colt has plenty of talent. At 4-1 on the morning line this half-brother to Grade-1 winner Include Betty is worth consideration in the win pool and in rolling exotic play.