Equidaily Racing Journal

Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Meet Total ... 11-40

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Dark day. No racing.


Jockey vs horsemen charity basketball game. 7pm at the Saratoga Recreation Center.

Long and Lean...Might be in his comfort zone - two career wins were in and around this level.
Pyramyst...Might rate higher on ability - but the 9YO might need a start.
Celecbrity Sighting...The big Beyer last time plus the drop make her the one to beat.
Seeking the Title...Might have a class edge on these.
Sister Resistor...Beyers improving in all 2011 starts.
All About Alex...Back on dirt.

JCs Pride...Debut effort was flattered by the G2 Sanford result.
Mr Style...Mr Style...Firster from Pletcher could prove dangerous.
Chalybeate Springs...Second-place finisher in latest came back to run second in Sanford.
Ventura Bar.

Rockport Lover...'Fresh face' in a field of proven 'losers'.
Hoopskirt...With repeat winners showing, she might have been in some slaty races over the last few.
Estero Bay...Seems to be in the hunt more often than not.
On dirt: Bellarella, Rockpoty Lover, Estero Bay, Dean Avenue, Hoopskirt, Patine.

Ward entry...Both have some precocious breeding and win-early trainer Ward on their side.
Woods Hole...Limited numbers on the sire - but they hint that he might produce runners.
Tiger Walk...Another that could come out running.
Doctor Chit.

Special Dancer...Nice debut vs open company at CD. Should appreciate move in against state-breds.
Keiko...Expensive yearling buy has a little bit of breeding and win-early connections.
Paper Plane...Plenty of early speed.

Bobs Pinup Girl...Long time since the last win but looks like a good fit with these.
Far Isle...Could be the one to catch.
Dopke Gal...Will be rolling in the lane.
Unique Citizen.
On dirt: Bobs Pinup Girl, Poppy Day, Starjetta, Dopke Gal, Australis Princess.

EIGHTH RACE - Lake George G2 $150K
Sunlight Sonata...Taking a shot that this one could prove interesting on the stretchout.
More Than Real...Flopped in the UK - but that was a tough spot for a seasonal debut. Should rebound.
Bellamy Stat...Solid on turf and working well.
Winter Memories.

Power Blast...Linda Rice in a Saratoga turf sprint.
Petey Cramer...Same as the top pick.
City Strut...First two have been good.
One Note Samba.
On dirt: One Note Samba, Bustin Rocks, Tackle, City Strut, Majestic Raffy.

Yawkey Way...Hoping for a horse-for-course play here.
Lovely Lil...Hmm. She's shown real flashes of talent - but last two weren't much - and they were last year.
Salty Lil Sis...Hasn't missed an exacta finish.

If we are interested in both halves of an entry -- in event of a scratch -- it is noted that way [in other words, both halves are named]. If only one-half of the entry is named, then we prefer that half and will move to our next pick listed [rather than the other half of the entry] in event of a scratch.

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