Saturday's Best Bet: Spiced Perfection ready to roll in Madison Stakes

Saturday’s eighth race from Keeneland is the Grade 1, $300,000 Madison Stakes for fillies and mares dashing seven furlongs on the main track (Post Time - 5:10 p.m. ET).

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#5 SPICED PERFECTION (7-2) lost by a head from the tricky inside post as my top choice in the Fritchie (G3) Feb. 16, and that followed a 5-1 upset win as my top in the La Brea (G1). Javier Castellano hops aboard the sharp, fresh, tactical, consistent, and improving California-bred filly. 

#6 Late Nite Pow Wow (7-2) nipped my top choice last time, and that was her fifth win from as many starts at seven panels. She is 11-for-12 with a 2nd in her career and Luis Saez has options with the early-pressing type. 

#9 Shamrock Rose (5-2) exits a decent 3rd in the Azeri (G2), and the two turn distance was a bit out of range that day. She is 2-for-2 on a fast track at this distance, and those wins were in the Raven Run (G2) here and the BC F& M Sprint (G1) at Churchill last fall. She drew well, reconnects with winning rider Irad Ortiz Jr., and could easily win this. She also went route/sprint when she won the aforementioned Raven Run. 

The Plays:

#5 to win

Exacta 5/6-9

Exacta 6-9/5

April 2019 Best Bet Winners

April 2 - RAGING LADY ($9.40)

April 3 - VAUNT ($5.20), Trifecta ($14.65)

April 4 - Bulletin/Real News Exacta ($11.70)

April 5 - AVIE'S FLATTER ($10.00)

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