Jeff Siegel's Best Bets for Friday (4-22-22)

By Jeff Siegel  (Xpressbet analyst) 

April 22, 2022 01:01 AM

Keeneland Seventh Race. Post time: 4:12 ET

11-Stay Restless (4-1)

After displaying considerable promise in his debut when finishing a sharp runner-up (while more than four lengths clear of the rest) in a hot maiden sprint at Gulfstream Park in February, this promising 3-year-old floundered on a wet track and finished a disappointing fourth as the 6/5 favorite the following month in a race that we’re inclined to dismiss. The Todd Pletcher-trained sophomore stretches out for the firsts time in this middle distance main track maiden affair and projects to inherit an ideal pace-stalking trip and then have every chance from there. A standout based on the speed figure he earned his first outing, the son of Empire Maker is a legitimate play at 4-1 on the morning line.

Keeneland Eighth Race. Post time: 4:44 ET

6-Modus Operandi (5-1)

Lightly-raced Frankel gelding is a true marathoner and gets ideal conditions to regain his winning form in this 12-furlong turf event card for second-level allowance horses. Effective on any surface, the Irish-bred 4-year-old is most effective when held up early and allowed to run late, and with the switch to expert grass rider Tyler Gaffalione, the Brendan Walsh-trained import should have every chance to produce a top effort. He’s not as fast on numbers as some of the others, but we’re anticipating a significant forward move and the price will be right in both the win pool and in the various rolling exotics.

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