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Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, July 30, 2012
Meet Total ... 22-92

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2-11. Winners in the 8th [$5.60] and 10th [$5.60]. Cold exacta in the 8th [$23.20/$2]. Playing around with the selections paid off in a few races...

In the 1st it was a B-C-D-A finish ["A" top pick, "B" second selection, and so on] for exacta [$12.40], tri [$30.60] and super [$66.50]. C-A exacta in the 2nd [$11.20]. C-A-B in the 3rd for the ex [$40.60] and tri [$139.50]. In the 10th A-C-D exacta [$21.40] and tri [$121.00].

Attendance was announced as 50,727 - but the amount of elbow-room certainly confirmed that the number was juiced-up substantially by 'spinners' on cap giveaway day. It was a pleasant afternoon. Mostly sunny and comfortable.


Shalanger... AE lister. Hope Rosario gets this one into the game sooner than he did for us yesterday on Sheppard's Angel Terrace. That one came like a freight train late - but too late.This one likes to make one run - but c'mon Joel, they can't make it all up in the final furlong!
Wayward Sailor...Ken Ramsey class-relief on the move from CD.
Quck Recovery... AE. On the improve.
Talk Therapy... AE. Could be interesting on the front end.
Recharged...Has run OK in three of the last four when sen at this level.
East Indies...Speed.

Sunny Desert...Has improved since the brief layoff early this year.
Fiftyfour Forever...Speed and cuts back.
Easy Ending...More speed - and a lifetime best Beyer last time when she wired 'em at Philly.
Two Moons.

Boston Proper...AE. Like Speightstown on top. Had a sib Sacred Realm that won its first two.
River Crossing...Trainer Stall can have them ready.
The Roofer...And Wes Ward is always dangerous in these types of spots - perhaps more so with this one moving MSW to mdn clm.
Fly Bye Pomeroy.

World Premier...Been knocking at the door - including 7/25 in a similar race here.
Beautiful One...Turf-to-dirt with some class relief.
Readygetsgold...Often gets a piece.
Summer Flick.

Smittenwithkitten...Full sib William's Kitten took two to win - won a stake in its fourth career start.
Apple Cider...Experience counts and this gal is certainly primed off of the good debut.
Bustle... AE. Looks live on the breeding.
Mariel N Kathy... Sib Les Grands Trois won three of first four.
Regal Joanne.

Wise Guy Charlie...Nod on the class move.
Saturday's Charm...Also moving from MSW.
Smart Farda...Still another making one of the most potent moves in the game.

Federation...Has been facing some good ones.
Vivo Per Lei...Numbers improving.
La Pernelle...Faltered last time - expect better today.
Prize Catch.

EIGHTH RACE - $100K Shakespeare Caress
Well Deserved...Proven turf sprinter.
Zermatt...Lone turf try was OK.
Holiday for Kitten...Another that has proven turf sprint success in the past.
Kid Kate.

Manteca...Seems in good form and a good fit at the level.
Notmyfirstime...Solid as a 3YO.
Mineswept...Typically runs well vs state-breds.
Haya's Boy.

Lakota Freud...Seems primed in third career start.
Sunshawn...Debut seems like a good foundation.
Verde Mont...Seems improved on turf.
Irish Humor.

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