Jeff Siegel's Best Bets: A day at the Spa

By Jeff Siegel  (Xpressbet analyst) 

September 4, 2020 01:01 AM

Xpressbet analyst Jeff Siegel offers Best Bets Thursday-Saturday.

Saratoga 4th race - Post Time 2:01 ET

6 - Halpert (5-1)

Here’s a reasonable gamble on a first-timer starter that shows nothing but slow and easy workouts leading up to this middle distance turf event for state-bred 2-year-olds.  The More Than Ready colt actually has done everything asked of him in the morning while easily getting the best of his workmates, and hails from a barn that has strong stats (20%) with debut runners. The J. Englehart-trained colt picks up L. Saez and is a play for us in the win pool and the rolling exotics at or near his morning line of 5-1. 

Saratoga 8th race - Post Time: 4:25 ET

3 - Light in the Sky (3-1)

Tale of the Cat filly has burned money in her last pair but encountered rough trips in both outings so we'll give her one more chance. This will be her first try around two turns (she's bred for it), and with a ground-saving trip and clear sailing through the lane, she appears capable of producing a winning late kick. There's value at or near her morning line of 3-1, so let's try her in the win pool and as a rolling exotic key.

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