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.