Americas Best Racing and handicapper Monique Vág team up to provide horseplayers with their best bets of the weekend in a regular feature blog that will run on Fridays.For some posts, Vág will try to identify a longshot play of the weekend, a nice opportunity to swing for the fences on a win bet or to take a shot with a show bet. She also will look for strong exacta plays for the weekend or occasionally try to spot a nice opportunity for other wagers.Best BetSaturday, Race 4, Belmont Park, Turnback the Alarm Handicap, 2:28 p.m. ET#2 Lewis Bay: This filly exits out of graded stakes company to face easier today. She hasnt won in her last three starts, but I think thats solely due to the competition shes been up against (Cathryn Sophia, Paola Queen, Off the Tracks). I anticipate she will get enough speed early on that she could work out a really nice pocket trip. I think this is a nice bounce back race for her. The short price isnt ideal for a win bet, however she will be my exotics single for sure.Exacta BoxSunday, Race 4, Belmont Park, 2:34 p.m. ET#6 Merger Arbitrage: This filly exits a super-competitive maiden contest over the Saratoga turf course. She was well bet in her debut and was never a factor in that start. She seems to be training well since then and I anticipate the experience racing over the turf and over a mile in distance will prove to be an asset here. She meets a suspect group of maidens here, many of which are making their racing debut.#11 Untouch: This filly is well-bred for the turf, and I anticipate she will appreciate the added distance over a mile. Although she is making her racing debut and drew one of the far outside posts, I think she could still work out a pretty nice trip if she is positioned mid-pack. I tend to prefer the outside posts in longer distance races over the wider turf, they often have clear racing room outside at the top of the stretch. Ill take a shot at a bigger price at post time.#2 Mo Justice: This Christophe Clement-trained filly will be making her racing debut like many others in here today. She has shown some consistent speed over her workouts and her breeding indicates she will like to be racing over the turf. In a wide open maiden race with many making their turf and route debuts, Ill play the numbers. I like her big morning-line odds, and I like the success Clement has shown with horses making their turf debut.Longshot PlaySunday, Race 8, Belmont Park, Chelsey Flower Stakes, 4:46 p.m. ET#8 Noble Ready: This filly narrowly missed her first try against stakes company losing by a length against some tough competition at Saratoga. The time of that race was fast, and she will probably appreciate racing a little bit shorter today. I think with a clean break she will be forwardly placed in this one, and may prove tough to catch. I like how jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. stays aboard her today. I certainly think she will out run her odds and has a very good chance to upset.Best BetSunday, Race 4, Churchill Downs, Rags to Riches Stakes, 2:30 p.m. ET#4 Sailors Valentine: She was heavily bet in her debut and certainly lived up to every part of her short price. The added couple of furlongs today look to suit her running style. She certainly has shown enough speed in her workouts to indicate she could be racing on the front end, but I think with a patient rail saving trip she could be tough to catch at the top of the stretch.For more stories like this check out Americas Best Racing. Clearance Custom Basketball Jerseys . Pert has formerly spent time as an assistant coach with Cardiff City, Coventry City, and Bahrain mens national team. "Martyn is a highly-respected coach with experience at the top levels in England," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. Custom Cleveland Cavaliers Jerseys . 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WASHINGTON -- The Philadelphia Phillies certainly got a good return on their investment when they traded veteran left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers in July, 2015.Philadelphia got in return pitchers Alec Asher, Jake Thompson and Jerad Eickhoff.Asher started for the Phillies on Thursday night and got the win against the Washington Nationals. Thompson will get the ball Friday as he faces Tanner Roark of Washington in the second game of the four-game set.Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said after Thursdays 4-1 win it is good to see all three pitchers from the Hamels trade get a shot with Philadelphia.He looked very confident, said Mackanin, of Asher. Asher really pitched well. He got away with a few line drives here and there. I didnt realize he had that good of a changeup. It was good to see the confidence he showed.Thompson is 1-5 with a 6.48 ERA in six starts this year -- the first of his major league career. In 33 1/3 innings he has allowed 33 hits and 18 walks with 22 strikeouts.He is 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA in one start against the Nationals, when he went seven innings and gave up seven hits and two runs.Roark, a 25th-round draft pick by the Texas Rangers in 2008, is 14-8 with a 2.89 ERA this year and has been a thorn in the side of the Phillies.A former University of Illinois pitcher, Roark is 3-0 with a 0.64 ERA in four starts against Philadelphia. He has gone at least seven innings iin each start.ddddddddddddDespite that, several members of the Phillies have enjoyed success against Roark.Odubel Herrera is hitting .429 in 14 at-bats against him, while Cesar Hernandez has a mark of .364 in 11 trips to the plate.Freddy Galvis is hitting .300 in 10 at-bats against Roark while Maikel Franco -- who did not start Thursday -- is hitting .286 in 14 at-bats. Ryan Howard has a mark of .267 in 15 at-bats against Roark.Roark won 15 games in 2014 and he is line to be one of the top three starters for the Nationals if they make the playoffs.His role could take on more meaning as Stephen Strasburg left his start on Wednesday in the third inning after just 42 pitches with a flexor mass strain. His return is uncertain but he will not need a second Tommy John surgery.The Nationals are also without Joe Ross, who has been on the disabled list since July.Its important but we cant rush him because wed have two of them down, Baker said of Strasburg and Ross.A.J. Cole started Thursday for the Nationals and could see more action down the stretch.In the third inning I had two bad pitches but coming out of all of this its learning for me, he said. I need to shake off. Howard hit a good pitch but at the same time if Im going to throw that changeup I have to throw it in the ground. ' ' '