Saturday's Best Bet: Dr. Schivel makes house call in Bing Crosby

Saturday’s 10th race from Del Mar is the Grade 1 Bing Crosby Stakes for three-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on the main track (Post Time 9:36 p.m. ET).

#8 DR. SCHIVEL (7-2) won back-to-back dirt sprints at Del Mar last summer including the Del Mar Futurity (G1), He disappeared for more than nine months and returned with a fast victory vs. older sprinters at Santa Anita June 18. Flavien Prat chose him over Collusion Illusion and I like his tactical speed and outer post.

#3 C Z Rocket (5-2) loves to win races. Since Peter Miller claimed him for $40k April 2020, he has struck seven times in nine outings and landed the place in the other two. The multiple graded winner captured the Pat O’Brien (G2) at Del Mar last summer.

#2 Vertical Threat (8-1) romped in all three starts at this distance last year including two stakes wins. The early-pressing type makes his first start in more than eight months and shows multiple bullets for this, and he easily captured his lone local sprint.

#6 Collusion Illusion (4-1) makes his first start since a show finish in the Malibu (G1) late last year. He is three-for-three at Del Mar and he captured this race as a sophomore in 2020. He loses his winning pilot Prat. 

Wagers:

#8 to win

Exacta Box 3-8

Trifecta Key 8/2-3-6

Recent Best Bet Winners

July 1 - MIGHTY HEART ($5.80), Exacta ($18.20), Trifecta ($59.30)
July 3 - Miles Ahead/Chance It Exacta ($39.60)
July 4 - SHE'SONTHEWARPATH ($6.80), Exacta ($10.80)
July 9 - Uyuni/Amiche/Tayet Trifecta ($976.80)
July 10 - OUR FLASH DRIVE ($4.70)
July 11 - Easy Time/Keep Grinding/Haddassah Trifecta ($432.50)
July 22 - Played Hard/Love and Love Exacta ($46.20), Trifecta ($115.48)
July 23 - TECHNICAL ANALYSIS ($17.60)
July 24 - Madone/Going Global Exacta ($27.20)
July 30 - Dynamic One/Miles D Exacta ($69.80)

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