XpressBet editor-in-chief Jeremy Plonk offers his best bets for Thursday.
Belmont at Aqueduct Race 2 (2:36 p.m. ET/11:36 p.m. PT)
#1 Preposterous (4-1 ML)
Trainer Linda Rice and jockey Jose Lezcano teamed for 3 wins opening week at the new meet and are back at it again. Preposterous exits back-to-back seconds at Saratoga against winning favorites who were less than even-money. Win bet.
Remington Park Race No. 2 (8:35 p.m. ET/5:35 p.m. PT)
#1 Sweet Mary M (8-1 ML)
Fresh from a two-month break, this fast mare typically shows big-time speed in races like this off the layoff. From the rail for a hot jockey-trainer combination in recent weeks, let's see her set sail to the front and take them as far as she can. Win-Place bet.