Jeff Siegel's Best Bets for Saturday (9-24)

By Jeff Siegel  (Xpressbet analyst) 

September 23, 2021 01:01 PM

Churchill Downs – Race 7. Post time: 3:50 ET

9 – Cloudy (6-1)

Was quite impressive displaying excellent speed in the OBS April sale when previewing in 10 seconds flat and then brought $130,000 through the ring, a goodly sum for a son of Noble Mission. His recent workouts aren’t quite as flashy for a trainer that doesn’t usually work his maidens fast, but from a cozy outside post Shug’s colt should have every chance to display his best stuff in this six-furlong dash for juveniles. In an open fray with no apparent world beaters in this field, this quick-actioned colt has a chance to pull off an upset so at 6-1 on the morning line we’ll use him in the win pool and in the various rolling exotics.

Churchill Downs – Race 10. Post time: 5:26 ET

3 – Bob’s Edge (8-1)

In a competitive seven-furlong stakes sprint appears to have plenty of early speed signed on, this late-running gelding may have a real chance to produce a winning late kick at a nice price. A genuine and consistent son of Competitive Edge, he was a sizzling winner over the local main track two runs back in a strong overnight race that produced a career top speed figure and if he can reproduce that type of effort against this group he’ll be right there. At 8-1 on the morning line, the L. Jones-trained gelding is worth a bit of a gamble.



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