Play of the Day
Race Date May 07, 2022
Track Churchill Downs
Race 8
Overview A typically strong renewal of the G1 Distaff, with a litany of G1 winners lined up.
Pace It looks suicidal, as #1, #3, #4, and #7 all want to motor early and often, which should set this up for the closers.
Trends There’s a chance the main track is playing fast, but that doesn’t mean it’s playing to speed, so it’s best to watch the earlier dirt races and take note for yourself, as there’s no doubt they like to tighten it up on Derby Day.
Number 5
Morning Line
Best Bet Overview #5 OBLIGATORY (7-2): A year later, after she was our best bet at 16-1 in the G2 Eight Belles here, this closer is once again the play of the day off a devastating return at GP that hinted that she’s going to be tough to beat in these one-turn races, especially if she’s going to get a pace set up like she will in here.
Picks & Plays Aggressive WP bet at 2-1 or better, strong EX over #2, with a minimal backup underneath, straight tri 5-2-6, and single in ALL horizontal exotics.
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