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)
#3 Inexorable (5-1)
Even-running horses around one turn often improve when sent around two turns like this 1-1/16 miles trip. Could also show improvement after being gelded, and note trainer Steve Margolis has solid numbers with maidens dropping in class to face easier competition. Win bet.
Churchill Downs Race 9 (4:55 p.m. ET/1:55 p.m. PT)
#1 Higher Standard (4-1)
A strong second in a similar Churchill race three starts back in June, Higher Standard fits very well at this track, distance and class level. Trainer Tom Amoss' charges are running well right now and he could be poised to get over the hump after two solid tries at Saratoga. Win bet.