Jeff Siegel's Best Bets for Friday (4-30)

By Jeff Siegel  (Xpressbet analyst) 

April 29, 2021 10:01 PM

Churchill Downs – 4th race – Post time: 12.05 ET

2- American West (3-1)

Promising daughter of Curlin won her debut last fall, so we know she can fire fresh, and in her second start finished a good but distant second to the high-quality filly Malathaat in the Tempted Stakes. She makes her 3-year-old debut in this allowance optional claimer for C. Brown (a spectacular 29% with layoffs) while adding Lasix and drawing nicely inside in this middle distance main track affair for 3-year-old fillies. At or near her morning line of 3-1 she’ll offer wagering value in the win pool and in rolling exotic play.  

Santa Anita – 2nd race – Post time:  1:30 PT

3-Big Treat (3-1)

This R. Hanson-trained filly appears fit and ready to win the first baby race of the season after breaking sharply in a pair of recent gate works and displaying good speed while easily handling her workmates. The daughter of Mr. Big does everything like a win-early type so at 3-1 on the morning line we’ll make her a win play and rolling exotic single.

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