Equidaily Racing Journal

Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Meet Total ... 65-228

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5-10. Certainly the best day of the meet overall for us - as there was a good mix of the gimmicks that we like to play, many underneath our winning top picks.

Here's how it played out through the day [all payouts in $2 increments; "A" is our top pick, "B" second selection, and so on]:

R1... Bc-Cd-x ("B" scr), ex 44.40
R2... A-C-x (WP 17.80, 7.30); ex 62.00; DD 76.50
R3... B-x-x P3 194.00
R4... xxB
R5... A-B-x (5.80, 3.40); ex 38.40
R6... A-B-C-De (5.40, 3.00); ex 14.20; tri 37.60; super 142.50
R7... A-C-B (6.60, 3.60); ex 32.80; tri 98.00; P3 51.00
R8... Ab-x-x .."A" "C" scr (4.70, 2.40); P3 45.00
R9... B-x-x P3 72.00
R10... xCBA

15,712 attended and enjoyed a fine day at the races - warm and sunny, although the humidity lingers.

Whoops! Wagering on Monday's feature, the $100K Coronation Cup, was inadvertently closed too early. Reports are that a steward hit the stop button mistakenly when seeing horses break from the gate- of a simulcast race from another track!


No wagering. Dark day.

There should be a large contingent of flat track fans across the street at the harness track tonight. Tom Durkin's talented trotter Coraggioso goes in R9, a New York Sires Stakes event.


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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