Jeff Siegel's Best Bets for Saturday (4-17)

By Jeff Siegel  (Xpressbet analyst) 

April 16, 2021 10:01 PM

Gulfstream Park – Eighth Race – Post time: 4:18 ET

8-Mr. Briggs (5/2) 

First-starter from the Todd Pletcher barn has done some excellent recent work at the Palm Beach Downs training center and looks primed and ready to score at first asking in this maiden special weight one-turn miler. Drawn comfortably outside in a field that lacks quality, the son of Super Saver has plenty of early speed but will have the option of popping and going or stalking and pouncing depending upon the race flow. There is plenty of value to be found in the win pool and in rolling exotic play at or near his morning line of 5/2.

Keeneland – Ninth Race – Post time: 5:30 ET

2-Say the Word (7/2) 

Has earned triple-digit Beyer speed figures in three of his last four starts and is sitting on a monster effort after narrowly missing when closing fastest of all behind United in the San Luis Rey Stakes-G3 at Santa Anita last month. The son of More Than Ready has looked especially sharp in a pair of workouts since that outing and arrives at Keeneland ready to win in this year’s edition of the Elkhorn S.-G2 over a turf course we know he likes. At 7/2 on the morning line, he is a win play and rolling exotic single.

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