Dan's Double: Laurel Park Stakes Plays

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Each Week, Tordjman will provide readers with his two best bets of the weekend and strategies for how to bet them. Good luck!

Saturday, April 20

Laurel Park, Race 5, $100,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes

#8 Rockinn On Bye: This cagey veteran is still at the top of his game at age 8 and he’s cutting back here to his preferred distance of six furlongs. He almost always puts in a late run and has been more than competitive at this level. He’s going to get a ton of pace to run into and you might actually get a fair price on him.

$10 Budget

$2 win, place, and show on #8 Rockinn On Bye ($6)

$2 exacta box 3,8 ($4)

$25 Budget

$4 win, place, and show on #8 Rockinn On Bye ($12)

$2 exacta box 3,8 ($4)

$.50 trifecta 3,8 with 3,4,8 with 2,3,4,6,7,8 ($8)

$50 Budget

$6 win, place, and show on #8 Rockinn On Bye ($18)

$5 exacta box 3,8 ($10)

$.50 trifecta 3,8 with 3,4,8 with ALL ($12)

$1 trifecta 8 with 3,5 with 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 ($10)

Laurel Park, Race 6, $100,000 King Leathurbury Stakes

#9 Dirty: This horse ran arguably his best race in his lone start over the Laurel turf last year at this same exact distance. He crushed a field of allowance horses that day by five lengths. His company here might be a bit tougher but just about everything that runs at Laurel shipping in from New York and trainer Jeremiah Englehart has been live. He and jockey Jorge Vargas have hit a wild 36 percent clip. Dirty should only pad those stats.

$10 Budget

$2 win, place, and show on #9 Dirty ($6)

$1 exacta 9,11 with 2,9,11 ($4)

$25 Budget

$4 win, place, and show on #9 Dirty ($12)

$1 exacta box 2,4,9,11 ($12)

$50 Budget

$8 win, place, and show on #9 Dirty ($24)

$1 exacta box 2,4,9,11 ($12)

$.50 trifecta box 2,4,9,11 ($12)

Last Week’s Earnings: $0

Year-to-Date Earnings: $1,853.46

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