Xpressbet editor-in-chief Jeremy Plonk offers his top plays for Thursday.
Laurel Park Race 1 (11:25 am ET)
#9 Zen Pi (6-1 ML)
Start the holiday early with a winner as Zen Pi goes for a jockey-trainer combination that teamed to go 3-for-6 together in Maryland last week. This horse needed his last race after a 3-month break and should be fit today. Win bet.
Churchill Downs Race 7 (2:24 pm ET)
#7 Family Time (5-1 ML)
Expect this front-runner to go straight to the lead in a race without any other expected pace pressure. He'll take him as far as he can under a strong recent jockey-trainer combination in Joe Talamo and Dale Romans. Win bet.