Jeff Siegel's Best Bets for Friday (2-18-22)

By Jeff Siegel  (Xpressbet analyst) 

February 18, 2022 08:01 PM

Gulfstream Park 4th race – Post time: 2:02 ET

6-Spirit Wind (4-1)

Displayed good speed before finishing second in her debut vs. maiden $50,000 foes last May and returns protected into this Florida-bred sprint for sophomore fillies that should be well within her capabilities.  The barn’s “go to” rider T. Gaffalione takes the call, the work tab should have her plenty fit, so at 4-1 on the morning line the daughter of Bohemian Squall offers good wagering value in the win pool and in the various rolling exotics. 

Santa Anita 4th race – Post time: 2:42 PT

6-Princess Alexis (4-1)

Let’s take a shot with the H. Palma-trained first-timer Princess Alexis.  The daughter of Stanford has displayed some speed in morning drills without being asked for her best, and while the barn doesn’t show a high percentage with debut runners, they often run better than they work.  In a race in which the known element doesn’t impress, this newcomer has a chance to pop at a decent price and is worth a play at or near her morning line of 4-1. 

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