Friday's Best Bet: Net a Bear clears hurdle in Opelousas

Friday’s 7th race from Evangeline Downs is the Opelousas Stakes for fillies and mares traveling one mile on the turf course (Post Time 9:13 p.m. EDT).

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No. 5 NET A BEAR (5-2) won seven of her last ten starts including a local state bred stakes victory at one mile on turf June 4. She handles any footing, has a nose for the wire, and is a solid contender in her current form. 

No. 2 Quinn Ella (2-1) is a consistent mare and she can run on anything. She can stalk or close and likes this distance. 

No. 6 Valentines Day (4-1) has not won in quite some time but has a decent overall record in flat mile turf races. Bret Calhoun is sending out live runners at the current stand. 

No. 7 Island Hideaway (9-2) is a fairly reliable mare with positional speed. She is solid in the allowance ranks but has not been able to break through in the stakes ranks. 

No. 1 Lady Valentine (12-1) set the pace, lost the lead, and regained the advantage in a local flat mile allowance turf win as the favorite June 17. She steps up to face better and is a pace factor on any footing. 

Wagers:

No. 5 to Win

Exacta 2-5/2-5-6

Trifecta Key 5/1-2-6-7

Recent best-bet winners

June 17 - Redline ($6.00)
June 18 - Private Mission ($4.80), trifecta ($46.80)
June 21 - Grounded/Nice Ace/Patriot Drive trifecta ($85.40)
June 22 - Mr Dumas ($6.80)
June 25 - Bout Time ($6.00), exacta ($14.40)
Tuesday - Derby House ($4.40)
Thursday - Souper Catch ($3.00)

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