Wednesday's Best Bet: Semi Sweet a tempting choice at Emerald Downs

Wednesday’s 8th race from Emerald Downs is a starter optional claiming event for fillies and mares traveling one mile on the main track (Post Time - 8:55 p.m. ET).

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#2 SEMI SWEET (5-2) fired exacta shots from off the pace in her last three local starts at this distance. The fairly consistent mare should get pace to chase and is the best finisher in the field. 

#8 Gazing (2-1) has been trading places with my top choice at the current stand. She might get first run but is probably going to have to travel wide from the outside post. 

#4 Shoe Game (6-1) exits a strong local win at this distance. I like her stalking style and she can compete here if able to run two alike. 

#1 Anna Lee Encore (8-1) switched to dirt for the first time and aired in a local route vs. $5k/3L affair Sept. 10, and Jeff Metz claimed her that day. She chased wide from the outside post and opened up in the stretch last time. She figures to save ground stalking the pace from an inner post.  


#2 to win 

Exacta 2/1-4-8

Exacta 1-4-8/2

Trifecta 2-8/1-2-4-8/1-2-4-8

Recent Best Bet Winners

Sept 3 - GIRL DADDY ($8.60), Exacta ($22.80)
Sept 10 - ALITTLELESSTALK ($9.00)
Sept 17 - Coconut Cake/Quiet Imagination Exacta ($9.20)
Sept 18 - PRAIRIE FIRE ($10.60), Exacta ($45.60)

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