Thursday's Best Bet: Delta Traveler ready to deliver at Fair Grounds

Thursday’s 7th race from Fair Grounds is a maiden special weight event for Louisiana-bred 3-year-old fillies dashing six furlongs on the main track (Post Time 4:54 p.m. ET).

#8 DELTA TRAVELER (4-1) showed marked improvement in a local show finish as the chalk second time out Nov. 26, and the runner-up was a next-out winner. Dam’s other four starters won and two were stakes winners. She figures to stalk the pace and still has upside for Al Stall Jr.  

#3 Shades of Truth (3-1) battled on the pace and held 2nd behind a runaway winner in her Keeneland debut, and dueled and weakened to 5th place as the strong favorite in a similar local sprint Nov. 26. She needs to shake loose early. 

#11 Elsie Girl (10-1) is a first time starter with a local gate bullet and Sam David Jr. has good starts with his debut special weight starters. 

#1 Platinum Sky (5-1) goes outside to inside and she landed the show in her last two starts. She might work out a decent ground saving trip behind the speed. 

#5 Resposado (12-1) is bred to win early and Lee Thomas shows a profit with his debut special weight runners. 

Wagers:

#8 to win

Exacta 3-8/3-8-11

Trifecta Key 8/1-3-5-11

Trifecta 1-3-5-11/8/1-3-5-11

Trifecta 3-8/ALL/1

Recent Best Bet Winners

Jan. 1 - GULF COAST ($6.40), Exacta ($27.20)
Jan. 2 - ANOTHERTWISTAFATE ($7.60), Exacta ($40.40)
Jan. 7 - Real Talk/Willy Boi Exacta ($34.40)
Jan. 9 - SANENUS ($17.00)

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