XpressBet editor-in-chief Jeremy Plonk offers his best bets for Thursday using 1/ST Bets' Artificial Intelligence programs.
Churchill Downs Race No. 4 (2:30 p.m. ET)
#10 Bourbon On Fire (4-1 ML)
Trainer Steve Asmussen claimed this runner at Keeneland for himself and runs back as the owner-trainer over a Churchill surface in which this horse has been competitive in the past vs. tougher competition. He goes to leading jockey Tyler Gaffalione and they hit 28% together at Churchill. All systems go. Win bet.
Churchill Downs Race No. 6 (3:31 p.m. ET)
#8 Unifying (9-2 ML)
Debut runner-up in New York had a tough trip for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. Now shows up like a ready-made product in Kentucky and Mott transfers this one to his son and assistant, Riley, almost gift-wrapped for his first career victory. Win bet.