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Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Monday August 29, 2011
Meet Total ... 88-303

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Racing cancelled due to Hurricane Irene-related weather.


Expecing Cash...Serious class-relief for Asmussen trainee.
Black N Beauty...Also gets class-relief dropping in for a tag off of a steady diet of stakes.
David the Great...Meanwhile this one is moving up - but doing so off of a nice win over the track.
Storm in the Lake.

Sasueno...Big MSW to mdn clm'r move.
Cockeyed Rooster...Cockeyed Rooster...Should appreciate the return to dirt at this level.
Funny Tide...'Fresh face'.
Mr Popps.

Famous Rose...Hard to gauge - with best racing seeming to take place at F'Lakes - but did go well over the inner at AQU. Has spped. Maybe.
Hillsboro Bay...Could be any kind - at this level anyway.
Pat's Meow...Expect a rebound from the latest.
Kaiser's d'Light.

Dancing Tiz...A couple of races where she's shown some life - bookended by two that weren't so good. Hmm.
A New York Phillie...Last race suggest she might like the Saratoga scenery.
Tropical Jetset...Can't get into the winner's circle - but hits the board more often than not.
My Unbridled Storm.
On Dirt: Purely Majestic, Tropical Jetset, My Unbridled Storm, Sugar Beach, Salt Water Lullaby, Jilli's Joy.

Not Close...Pletcher/Repole runner might have needed the debut effort.
For Her Eyes Only...Showed speed in same debut race as top pick.
Burnin Ash...A little bit of breeding.
Our Pink Ribbon.

Castles Burning...Had trouble at the start. Might gain from that education.
Flying Z entry...Stock Fund likely to go well with one under her belt.
Reach for a Peach...Might come out running.
Clvere Spirit.
On dirt: Same plus Primed for Success, At the Palace.

Soundwave...Has been competitive in stakes company. First time for a tag today.
Need an Angel...Won and claimed here in latest. Now confidently moved up by a good first-off-the-claim trainer.
Celebrity Sighting...Similar scenario here to Need An Angel.
Island Bound.

EIGHTH RACE - Saratoga Dew $75K
Spa City Princess...Likely to appreciate the return to the main track.
Banker's Buy...Coming out of a similar stakes win at BEL. Just-missed in this race last year.
D'Oratory...Lightly-raced 4YO has only one clunker on the resume. Won here on 8/7.
Go Unbridled.

Sound of Joy...Debut was OK - could improve with one under her belt.
Truffles...Long time maiden gets a tepid vote based on Beyers.
Pleasant Heiress...Could prove to be the one to catch - BUT, that speed was shown going two turns and turf sprinting is a different animal.
Eccentric Life.
On dirt: Same plus, Hopeoverexperience, Holy Spice, Justleavemelaone.

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