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Jeremy Plonk's Best Bets for Thursday (5-20)

By Jeremy Plonk  (Xpressbet editor-in-chief) 

May 19, 2021 01:39 PM

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

Pimlico Race 4 (2:19 pm ET)

#5 Belmullet (5-2 ML)

Trainer Mark Reid's runners are firing at Pimlico (4-for-11 with a $1.70 ROI for every $1 bet) and this is his only starter on the Thursday card. While Belmullet hasn't raced yet in 2021, note Reid's hot streak at Pimlico includes a winner off of a 302-day layoff. Win bet.

Pimlico Race 8 (4:31 pm ET)

#6 Cooke Brothers (3-1 ML)

The jockey-trainer tandem of Grant Whitacre and Mario Serey Jr. has combined to win 4 of 6 starts since May 7 at Pimlico, including $14 and $19 winners. This deep closer will try to rally for the score. Win bet. Exacta box 6-2 with likey favorite Company Clown.

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