Saturday's Best Bet: Lebda offers wagering value in General George

Saturday’s 8th race from Laurel Park is the Grade 3 General George Stakes for 4-year-olds and up traveling seven furlongs on the main track (Post Time 4:19 p.m. ET).

#3 LEBDA (8-1) won the Miracle Wood and Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park last winter and has not scored in six starts since. He battled on the pace and was best of the rest in 3rd in the Fire Plug Stakes last time, and he might be rounding back into top form. He was gelded late last year and his tactical style should play well at this distance.

#4 Majestic Dunhill (10-1) has always been a decent sort in extended sprints. He captured the My Frenchman and City of Laurel Stakes in 2018, placed in a pair of local stakes in 2019 including a runner-up finish in the General George (G3), and won the Bold Ruler (G3) last year. He was nowhere in the Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream Park last time but the top finishers in that race were better than these.

#2 Funny Guy (9-5) is a sharp New York-bred stakes winner with graded ability. He was 2nd in the Vosburgh (G2) at Belmont Park last year and is a four-time state bred stakes winner.

#6 Share the Ride (3-1) fired trifecta shots in seven straight and won two stakes last year including the Fall Highweight (G3).

Wagers:

#3 to win

Exacta 3/2-4-6

Exacta 2-4-6/3 

Recent Best Bet Winners

Feb. 2 - PADDOCK PICK ($4.80), Trifecta ($149.40)
Feb. 5 - Earls Rock/Beer Can Man Exacta ($23.40)
Feb. 6 - HIT THE ROAD ($8.20), Exacta ($24.60), Trifecta ($111.00)
Feb. 9 - BIG BARREL ($4.60), Quinella ($16.00)
Feb. 10 - QUEEN OF THE GREEN ($10.60), Exacta ($51.00)
Feb. 16 - ELLE Z ($6.60), Exacta ($13.80)
Feb. 19 - I'm Leaving You/Hoop Dream Exacta ($21.00)

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