Jeremy Plonk's Horse Racing picks for Sunday 8/14

By Jeremy Plonk  (Xpressbet Editor-in-chief) 

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

Saratoga Race No. 4 (2:49 p.m. ET/11:49 a.m. PT)

#8 Swiftsure (9-2 ML)

Once highly promising sprinter returned from injury and got back in the win column last time when facing easier competition. They bring him back Sunday in a modest spot and don't throw him to the wolves. Win bet and Exacta box with expected favorite Cost Basis.

Ellis Park Race No. 7 (4:40 p.m. ET/1:40 p.m. PT)

#8 Patna (5-1 ML)

Morning line favorite Last Leaf hasn't left Gulfstream in Florida to date, so giving this filly a look after showing success at multiple stop-offs. The 2-turn bid did not work in the Indiana Oaks last time, but the return to sprinting and a bit easier class of competition here should suit. Win-Place bet.

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