Xpressbet editor-in-chief Jeremy Plonk offers his top plays for Thursday.
Oaklawn Park Race 4 (3:33 pm ET)
#3 Great Faces (8-1 ML)
Oaklawn does not run many 1-1/8 miles long-distance races for these lower-class runners, but when they have, trainer Federico Villafranco has had more success than any other barn. He's had a win, two seconds and one third from five attempts. The last time Great Faces went from a sprint to a route distance, he improved his speed figure greatly. Win-place bet.
Oaklawn Park Race 7 (5:04 pm ET)
#6 Treaty (4-1 ML)
Trainer Robertino Diodoro's horses are winning 31% since the start of March at Oaklawn and he had a 3-win day Sunday to maintain that roll. This is his only entrant on the Thursday program. I like to see even-paced sprinters like Treaty try a longer route distance for the first time like he does today. Win bet.