Monday's Best Bet: Drain the Clock set to strike in Jean Lafitte

Monday’s 7th race from Delta Downs is the $100,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes for 2-year-olds traveling seven furlongs on the main track (Post Time 4:39 p.m. ET).

#3 DRAIN THE CLOCK (4-1) earned quality speed figures in both dirt sprint wins in Florida. He owns the best pace ratings and is probably the one to catch. 

#2 Privet Moon (8-1) fired in both maiden sprints at Indiana Grand and earned an improved number in a victory in the slop Oct. 21. He should attend the pace. 

#4 Awesome Gerry (6-5) won his first two starts in Florida and shipped to Keeneland and ran into buzzsaw Highly Motivated in the Nyquist Stakes Nov. 6. He drilled a bullet for this Nov. 22 and projects a decent stalking trip. 

Wagers:

#3 to win

Exacta 2-3/2-3-4

Recent Best Bet Winners

Nov. 1 - STEPHEN ($6.30)
Nov. 3 - POPIZAR ($19.00), Trifecta ($66.30)
Nov. 7 - Merneith/Motivated Seller Exacta ($50.60)
Nov. 11 - FLAT OUT BEAUTIFUL ($7.20)
Nov. 19 - Nomo Ron/Stroll Smokin/Hold Me Black Trifecta ($60.80)
Nov. 25 - Saints N Muskets/Quickfast N Ahurry Exacta ($89.00)

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