Jeff Siegel's Best Bets: Long shot at Gulfstream

By Jeff Siegel  (Xpressbet analyst) 

May 29, 2020 08:08 PM

The Xpressbet analyst offers his plays for Fridays and Saturdays.

Gulfstream Park- 8th race – Post Time 4:21 ET

12 – Givemetwenty (20-1)

Let’s try to blow out up the tote board with this long-shot play. The nicely-bred son of Declaration of War stretches out for the first time in this starter’s allowance middle distance turf affair after closing strongly and galloping out full of run in a recent grass sprint. With the switch to the barn’s “go-to” rider Emisael Jaramillo, this lightly-raced 3-year-old looks extremely well meant for a trainer who has superior stats with the sprint-to-route angle.  Definitely worth taking a shot at the price.  

Churchill Downs – 8th race – Post Time 4:40 ET

9 – Ashiham (8/5)

Has the classic two-sprints-and-a-stretch-out pattern and looks ready to win while adding blinkers and switching to Johnny V. in this middle distance maiden affair. The Todd Pletcher-trained colt was impressive in a recent bullet drill at the Palm Beach Downs training center (much the best over a workmate) and with continued improvement could develop into a nice colt. He looks pretty solid in the win pool and in rolling exotic play.

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