Sunday's Best Bet: King Abner leads the way in Steve Sexton Mile

Sunday's seventh race from Lone Star Park is the Grade 3 Steve Sexton Mile for 3-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the main track (Post Time - 5:40 p.m. ET).

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#4 KING ABNER (3-1) is a solid California-bred with decent early foot, and he likes this one mile distance. Tyler Baze rides him well and he should be forwardly placed for D’Amato, who also saddles #6 Air Strike (10-1). The latter added blinkers and finished a wide 4th from an outer post in his first start of the year March 30. He ran some decent route races last year and can move forward under Joe Talamo. 

#1 Title Ready (5-2) owns competitive numbers and enters in decent form but is only 3-for-16 (7 minor awards) and is hardly a standout. His only win in his last ten starts was a one-turn mile affair in the slop vs. optional claimers at Aqueduct late last year. 

#7 Forevamo (20-1) is not in the best form but this shorter distance helps (trifecta finishes in all five starts at one mile), and he can spice up the exotics. 

The Plays:

#4 to win

Exacta Box 4-6

Exacta 4-6/1-7

Trifecta Key 4/1-6-7 

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)

April 6 - SPICED PERFECTION ($11.00)

April 14 - FIGHT ON ($22.00)

April 17 - ZUMURUDEE ($16.80), Trifecta ($62.70)

April 19 - ELECTRIC FOREST ($6.00)

April 25 - TORREEN DANCER ($8.40), Exacta ($9.90), Trifecta ($15.85)


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