Friday's Best Bet: Absaroka runs free in Jeffrey Hawk Memorial

Friday’s 8th race from Remington Park is the $100,000 Jeffrey A. Hawk Memorial Stakes for three-year-olds and up traveling a mile and seventy yards on the main track (Post Time 11:23 p.m. EST).

No. 5 ABSAROKA (5-1) is a razor sharp Oklahoma-bred with dangerous early speed. He won his last three starts including an easy front running victory in the Oklahoma Classics Cup. He does his best work at Remington Park and he likes this trip.

No. 3 Popular Kid (5-2) won three of his last four dirt routes and was second best in the other. The veteran gelding is 2-for-2 at Remington and 7-for-15 at this trip. He will probably stalk the pace.

No. 1 Trident Hit (2-1) fired trifecta shots in eight of his last ten starts, and he has struck three times this year. He likes this distance and figures to save ground behind the speed.

Get my Expert Del Mar picks for today’s races

Wagers:

No. 5 to win

Exacta 5/1-3

Exacta 1-3/5

Recent Best Bet Winners

Nov. 1 - KEEPIN' IT CLASSY ($4.00)
Nov. 2 - LADY MCKENZIE ($7.00)
Nov. 3 - NEXT REVOLT ($4.40), Quinella ($7.80)
Nov. 5 - ECHO ZULU ($3.60) 
Nov. 6 - CE CE ($14.40)
Nov. 9 - WELLINGTON WONDER ($6.40), Exacta ($26.60)
Nov. 10 - LASTCHANCEATGLORY ($6.80), Exacta ($15.60)
Nov. 11 - SPA CITY ($3.40)
Nov. 12 - Rowdy Rascal/Cuatro Madres Exacta ($12.80)
Nov. 16 - Johan Zoffany/Venture Forth Exacta ($56.00)

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