Wednesday's Best Bet: Uncle Buddy is main man at Penn National

Wednesday’s sixth race from Penn National is an optional claiming event for 3-year-olds dashing six furlongs on the main track. Post time is 8:16 p.m. EDT.

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No. 5 Uncle Buddy (3-1) does some of his best work at this course and distance. He exits an easy local front-running win vs. state-bred company and should attend the pace for a productive jockey-trainer team. 

No. 2 Nimble Beast (7-2) exits back-to-back sprint wins at Parx and he should make his presence felt throughout in his current form. 

No. 3 Synthesis (9-5) exits a show finish as the beaten favorite at Los Alamitos, and David Jacobson claimed him for $40k that day. He won back-to-back extended sprints prior to his last and the fresh gelding cuts back in distance. This race might be too short for him. 

No. 4 Tribal Notion (9-2) hit the board in his last three local sprints. He can land a share if he maintains form. 


No. 5 to win

Trifecta key 5/2-3-4

Trifecta 2-3-5/2-3-5/4

Recent Best Bet winners

Aug. 5 – Ready to Purrform ($9.80), trifecta ($469.00)
Aug. 6 – Nations Pride/Annapolis exacta ($29.20)
Aug. 7 – With the Moonlight ($4.30), exacta ($7.50)
Aug. 8 – Loyalty ($7.00), exacta ($23.80)
Aug. 10 – Running Bee ($6.70)
Aug. 12 – Bankit/Sea Foam/Brooklyn Strong trifecta ($378.00)
Aug. 14 – Slew's Tiz Whiz ($8.80)
Wednesday – Legends Can't Die/Mackillop/Mo Rewards trifecta ($480.48)
Saturday - 
Spenderella/Bellabel exacta ($16.20)
Monday - Carpenters Call ($4.40), exacta ($52.80)
Tuesday - Best Actor ($7.00), trifecta ($278.20)

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