Xpressbet writer Jeff Siegel offers his top plays for Saturday.
Del Mar Race No. 1 (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT)
#6 Multi Platinum (3-1)
Protected again in starter’s allowance company in a sign of confidence, this quick colt removes blinkers (love that angle) and projects as the controlling speed in this six-furlong sprint, so it all adds up to a major performance for this Steve Miyadi-trained sophomore. Lightly raced, competitive on speed figures and with plenty of room to improve, the son of Runhappy should offer decent wagering value at or near his morning line of 3-1 in the Win pool and in the various rolling exotics.
Del Mar Race No. 6 (6:44 p.m. ET/3:44 PT)
#4 Speed Boat Beach (5-2)
This is a loaded maiden sprint for juveniles and it very likely will take a stakes quality colt to win it. Let’s go with this Bob Baffert-trained son of Bayern on top. A series of very impressive workouts catches the eye, and according to video viewed on xbtv.com this $200,00 OBS March Sale graduate has the kind of natural early speed that should make him hard to catch at this abbreviated five and a half furlong distance. At 5-2 on the morning line, he’s worth an aggressive straight play.
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