There are few stakes to choose from one. Next week will be more significant, especially in the Midwest. So we’re including maiden allowance types and good-sized turf fields.
Here’s a betting grid for several tracks in addition to Del Mar posted on Friday . If so inclined, please return Saturday morning and by 10 am, you hopefully will find plays in New York, Kentucky and Florida. If not, it won’t be for lack of trying…
Early Double, Race 1
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: Munnings Muse (5-2)
VALUE BET: Munnings Muse at 5-2 or greater
EXOTICA: Exacta and Trifecta key box. Munnings first and second with Snicket (6-5) and Beautiful Karen (3-1). Early Double ‘Munnings’ with Ruse (6-1) and Vodka Lemonade (3-1).
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: Vodka Lemonade
VALUE BET: Ruse to win at 4-1 or greater
EXOTICA: Exacta Box ‘Vodka’, Ruse and He’s a Lucky Devil (6-1). Exacta Box ‘Vodka’, Ruse and Danzingwiththestars (8-1). Dime Super Key: Vodka Lemonade with the three exacta runners above first and second, adding Arrowheart (12-1) and Straw Into Gold (7-2) third and fourth
Grade 3 Red Smith
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: Sadler’s Joy (8-5)
VALUE BET: Postulation (15-1) at 10-1 or greater
EXOTICA: Exacta Key Box Sadler’s Joy with Red Knight (5-2) and Ziyad (9-2). 50-Cent Trifecta Key Sadler’s Joy first with the three horses listed above, adding North Dakota (10-1) second and third.
Grade 3 Chilukki
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: Finite (8-5)
VALUE BET: Grand Cru Classe (5-2) to win at early odds or greater
EXOTICA: Exacta and Trifecta Boxes: Finite, ‘Classe’ and Whoa Nellie (4-1). Finite, ‘Classe’ and Risky Mandate (5-1).
Grade 3 Native Diver
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: Midcourt (4-5)
VALUE BET: None
EXOTICA: Cold exacta 4-5, Midcourt over Extra Hope (3-1). We’re seeking a $7 return on a likely 1-2 shot.
Race 5 Maiden 2-Year-Olds, Turf, 1 Mile
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: Mac Daddy Too (2-1)
VALUE BET: Endless Sunset (5-2) to win at early odds or greater
EXOTICA: Exacta box Mac Daddy Too and Endless Summer. Trifecta part wheel: Mac Daddy Too and Endless Summer first, second and third, and include By Moonlight (5-2) second and third.
Millions Turf Preview — Race 5
MOST PROBABLE WINNER: Muggsamatic (5-2)
VALUE BET: Galleon Mast (3-1) to win at 5-2 or greater
EXOTICA: Exacta Box Muggsamatic, ‘Galleon’ and Max K.O. (10-1). Exacta Box Muggsamatic, ‘Galleon’ and Second Mate (12-1). 50-Cent Trifecta Key ‘Muggs’ and “Galleon’ 1-2-3 with Max K.O. and Second Mate second and third.
Note that all suggested exotics plays at a minimums allowable; $1 exactas, 50-Cent trifectas, and Dime Supers. Straight plays are at $2 minimums. So, if you want to rough it up, have at it.