Friday's Best Bet: Eddie Haskell can cut the corner in Eddie D Stakes

September 26, 2019 11:38pm
Friday’s 6th race from Santa Anita Park is the Grade 3 Eddie D Stakes for 3-year-olds and up dashing five furlongs on the turf course (Post Time - 6:40 p.m. ET).


#1 EDDIE HASKELL (3-1) excels in turf sprints at this distance, and he has not finished out of the trifecta in quite some time. I am a bit concerned that his numbers dipped in his last pair, but you have to respect his early-pressing consistency, and he might fall into a perfect ground saving stalking trip under Joel Rosario.


#5 Stormy Liberal (4-1) clearly has the back class to win a race like this, and his stalking style should play well. The 7-year-old horse had an outstanding campaign last year, including a repeat win in the BC Turf Sprint (G1). He might end up in a good spot behind the speed, but he is going to have to rediscover his 2018 form if he expects to win this race. He is 0-for-5 with four minor awards this year, and his numbers have dipped. It sure looks like Peter Miller is getting him fit again after his Dubai trip March 30.


#6 Mr Vargas (5-2) certainly is sharp, and he ran them off their feet in the Green Flash (G3) Aug. 17. He should be in the hunt throughout.


#2 Pee Wee Reese (3-1) loves this turf course and should make his presence felt throughout under Flavien Prat. He runs well fresh and is firing bullets for this.


#7 Double Touch (12-1) was nabbed out of his last for $40k by Hronis Racing/John Sadler. The closer gets pace to chase but might run out of ground at this abbreviated trip. He can make the last run and land a minor share.



Wagers: 

#1 to win


Exacta 1/2-5-6


Exacta 2-5-6/1


Trifecta 1-2-5-6/1-2-5-6/7


September 2019 Best Bet Winners


Sept 2 - SPUN TO RUN ($5.00), Exacta ($11.40)
Sept 4 - WINTER SUNSET ($8.40)
Sept 7 - Marconi/You're To Blame Exacta ($10.60)
Sept 10 - New York Groove/Bad Little Beast Exacta ($10.60), Tri ($8.20)
Sept 13 - Restless Rambler/Heartfullofstars Exacta ($6.10)
Sept 14 - STARSHIP JUBILEE ($6.40), Exacta ($17.00), Trifecta ($9.74)
Sept 15 - DECORATED INVADER ($6.80)
Sept 16 - Hotshot Anna/Talk Veuve to Me/Misericordia Trifecta ($43.65)
Sept 17 - Altar of Speed/Golden Aces/Shomethesisters Trifecta ($22.55)
Sept 19 - Grinning Tiger/Coil Me Home Exacta ($21.80)
Sept 21 - PAT ON THE BACK ($9.00), Exacta ($12.40)
Sept 22 - Fifty Five/War Canoe/Wegetsdamunnys Trifecta ($20.62)
Sept 24 - FLAT OUT BEAUTIFUL ($8.20), Trifecta ($10.55)

 

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