Equidaily Racing Journal

Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Meet Total ... 82-291

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Saint Arthur... Invasor OK on top - but the dam has produced some talented runners like Shrewd One and The Prize Fighter. Thins one worked 10.1 before 2YO auction.
Met the Mets... Some precocious breeding. Sib R Betty Graybull was third in debut but won next two including a stake.
Sandy's Slewz...Trainer not known to have them cranked first time - but this one worked 10.2 before sale.
Ten Ed.
Madam I'm Adam.

Jess NBot Jesse...Reaffirmed an affinity for the track in the seaosnal debut win.
Little Nick...Has some back class that will match with these.
Evacuation Route..First off the claim for nation's top owner.

Victory Island...Pletcher/Repole runner just missed in 2012 debut. Might be tighter for this.
Clear Pasaj...On the improve.
Vicki's Dancer...Just behind the top pick last time.
Calss Action Suit.

Adjacent...Tied lifetime best Beyer in comeback. Should be primed to go well here.
Sylvestris...Capable on best.
Warm Hugs...Perhaps over-matched last time. Had yet to miss the board prior.

The Lady Says Yes...Really a toss-up between the two Chad Brown runners who both have some interesting first-out breeding.
Bourbon Twist...Could just have easily put this one on top.
John's Mariah...Has some OK experience.
Moonlit Sonnet.

Kitten's Kid/King David...Kitten's Kid should be a good fit here. King David will be tough if in from the AE list.
Dubai Time...AE. In good form in Jersey.
Master Achievement...Another that should fit with this bunch.
Knock Rock...On the improve Beyer-wise.
Choral Society.

Coach AJ...First two showed some life and might move up on grass.
The Roofer...Has shown some early foot.
Bold and Ready...Win-early breeding but trainer doesn't necessarily have them cranked up.
Boston Proper.

Desert Storm...Clunked on grass but returns to dirt and moves in for a tag.
Bluember...Last couple were OK - but were also off-the-turfers.
Truetap...First time for a tag since early in the career.
On Lockdown.

Willy Beamin...Four-race win-streak including the opening leg of the Big Apple Triple.
Live for Today...Seems in good form including a near-miss on this track.
I'll Stake U.

Warm Glow...Let a Sheppard runner sneak by last week - this one could be ready to pop off of the debut education.
Cypress Pond...Finds some class relief of off a decent string of MSW efforts in Ky.
Coral Glade...MSW to mdn clm for Pletcher/Velazquez.

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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