Sunday's Best Bet: Daphne Moon reaches for the stars at Oaklawn

Sunday’s 3rd race from Oaklawn Park is an optional claiming event for 3-year-old fillies traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the main track (Post Time 3:35 p.m. ET).

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#1 DAPHNE MOON (5-2) looked good from off the pace in her seven panel bow at Saratoga last summer. She was 5th in a productive renewal of the G1 Frizette (2-3 finishers next-out winners), and had no chance over a speed favoring oval in the Demoiselle (G2). The $525k purchase has been working at Oaklawn since early February.

#5 Jilted Bride (7-2) fired trifecta shots in all five starts. She was 3rd to a pair of next-out stakes winners Feb. 15, and got no pace help in another show finish March 12.

#7 Kansas Kis (7-5) almost upset the Busher at 13-1. The 1-for-7 filly is fairly consistent, and I like her tactical speed, but she is not a standout on numbers. This is her first start around two turns.

#4 Caribbean Sea (6-1) improved her numbers in all three juvenile starts, and her Island Fashion return was too bad to believe. I like her tactical speed and she might rebound.  

Wagers: 

#1 to win

Exacta 1/4-5-7

Exacta 4-5-7/1

Trifecta 1-5/1-5-7/1-4-5-7

Recent Best Bet Winners

March 15 - BALTIMORE BEECHO ($8.40), Exacta ($16.80)

March 20 - Mia Mischief/Shanghai Tariff/Estilo Femenino Trifecta ($15.15)

March 21 - WARD 'N JERRY ($5.60), Trifecta ($14.85) 

March 26 - SEVEN NATION ARMY ($5.60)


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