Jeff Siegel's Best Plays for Friday, Nov. 5, 2021
Del Mar - Race 5: Post: 2:05 PT
11-Slow Down Andy (5-1)
Ran to his good workouts in his smart debut win last month at Santa Anita, employing a pace-pressing style before coming away with authority to register a nearly five length victory while earning a strong speed figure. Two easy breezes since that race should tick him over nicely for this tougher assignment, and with the likelihood that he’ll step forward with that experience behind him the son of Nyquist appears quite capable of winning right back. He’s drawn nicely outside and should have no issue with today’s extra three-sixteenths of a mile.
Del Mar Race 8: Post: 4:10 PT
9-Koala Princess (6-1)
Undefeated two year old filly was thoroughly convincing in both of her wins, a runaway maiden score on the front end at Monmouth Park followed by an off-the-pace victory (rallying from eighth of 11) in a valuable listed sprint stakes at Kentucky Downs. The daughter of More Than Ready is genuine and versatile. She switches off beautifully in the early stages of her races and then quickens instantly when called upon, so we’re expecting she’ll be even more comfortable as the distances increase. There's good price value at her morning line of 6-1 if you can get it.
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