Saturday's Best Bet: Stubbins can return running in Daytona Stakes

Saturday's 5th race from Santa Anita Park is the Grade 3 Daytona Stakes for 4-year-olds and up dashing five and one-half furlongs on the turf course (Post Time 5:39 p.m. ET).

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#2 STUBBINS (3-1) makes his first start in more than six months, and he fired in a couple of starts after a layoff last year. He graduated in his first start after a four month layoff in a downhill sprint January 2019, and returned from a trip to Dubai and landed the show in a Del Mar turf sprint last summer. He elevated his game in Kentucky later in the year, and was last seen rallying for 4th in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1). Sharp turf rider Umberto Rispoli has options with the versatile colt.

#5 Cistron (5-2) has been sharp since last spring, and returned with a nice stalk and pounce victory in the San Simeon (G3) March 21. His early-pressing speed should lead to a good trip.

#6 Wildman Jack (2-1) easily beat fifteen foes in a turf sprint in Dubai March 7. He fired in all five turf sprints in California last year, and should make his presence felt throughout.

#7 Texas Wedge (3-1) finished 1st or 2nd in his last five starts, and Flavien Prat guided him to back-to-back turf sprint stakes wins in January. 

Wagers:

#2 to win

Exacta 2/5-6-7

Exacta 5-6-7/2

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May 6 - LAWTON ($8.80), Exacta ($29.00), Trifecta ($50.60)

May 7 - KOKO STAR ($7.80), Trifecta ($171.70)

May 12 - Always In the Munny/Sweet Carolina Exacta ($21.60)

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