Jeremy Plonk's Horse Racing picks for 10/2

By Jeremy Plonk  (Xpressbet Editor-in-chief) 

XpressBet editor-in-chief Jeremy Plonk offers his best bets for Sunday.

Churchill Downs Race No. 7 (3:50 p.m. ET/12:50 p.m. PT)

#4 Destine to Race (8-1 ML)

Dirt route around 2 turns should be exactly what this filly needs in her third lifetime start. Rallied too soon into a slow pace in her debut on dirt, and then was just even on turf. Trainer Kenny McPeek's dirt routers are his specialty. Win-Place bet.

Santa Anita Race No. 9 (4:55 p.m ET/1:55 p.m. PT)

#8 Berate (5-1 ML)

The 1 1/8-mile distance looks beyond the reach of several contenders in this race, but not Berate. The pedigree and running style suggest she'll go all day. Primarily on grass of late, she ran well in the only fast-track dirt route race on her resume at Keeneland last year. Win-Place bet.


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