Jeremy Plonk's Best Bets for Thursday (2-17-22)

By Jeremy Plonk  (Xpressbet editor-in-chief) 

February 16, 2022 05:18 PM

Xpressbet editor-in-chief Jeremy Plonk offers his top plays for Thursday.

Gulfstream Park Race 4 (2:02 pm ET)

#2 Lucky Girasol (8-1 ML)

Canadian-based trainer Marty Drexler won 3 of 5 races at Gulfstream last week and added a third-place finisher at 20-1 odds. This mare is familiar with synthetic surfaces and it's notable that top jockey Luis Saez takes the mount. Win-place bet.

Fair Grounds Race 2 (2:35 pm ET)

#6 A.K. Safari (4-1 ML)

Nobody in America has been hotter of late than trainer Chris Hartman. He won 7 of 11 races entered between Feb. 6-14 at Fair Grounds and Oaklawn Park. This one leads 19 of the 1/ST BET key handicapping factors for this race, a significant tilt. Win bet.

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