Laurel Park – Sunday February 28, 2021 – Rich Mattei

Laurel Park Top Plays Sunday February 28, 2021

Best Bet: Race 7: (4) Invest

Long Shot: Race 9: (3) Bobby Two Times

Race 4: (1) Golden G was not as aggressively ridden last time out as I thought he would be, but with the rail today he should be able to show his speed that he showed two starts back. Gets to drop down in this spot and could be a decent price to upset this field.

Selection: (1) Golden G

Race 5: (1) Glorious Weekend was up on a pace that collapsed last time out, even though the fractions were slow. His race three back gives him a big chance to win this race. Also being forwardly placed might not be his effective running style early and this race gives him the opportunity to sit off the pace.

Selection: (1) Glorious Weekend

Race 6: (1) King Mauro was favored last time out against a similar group and he had a big excuse in that race. Going around the far turn it either looked like he bolted of the reign broke on that horse as he was uncontrollable and essentially was out of the race. His figures fit with the rest of the field and could be dirtied up after that last race.

Selection: (1) King Mauro

 

Race 7: (4) Invest might not be favored but based on that last race he should be. He forced a fast pace and kept going to get a Beyer that makes him the horse to beat here. I do not want anyone out of that Dudley Square race on January 22nd, as the no one has really come back to reproduce the figures given in that race. Invest should be favored in this race and at anywhere around 5/2 or higher is worth a serious win bet.

Selection: (4) Invest.

Race 9: (3) Bobby Two Times got a figure first time out that puts him right in the mix here. Last time out, he might have been too close to the pace for his liking. That was a race where no one made up substantial ground as an 11-1 went wire to wire in that race. There seems like a lot of speed in this race and Bobby Two Times might be able to sit farther back and make one run like he did to break his Maiden.

Selection: (3) Bobby Two Times

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