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Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Sunday, September 12, 2012
Meet Total ... 111-395

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4-12. Recap pending.


Final Stretch Music Festival continues: After the conclusion of the day's races, fans can make their way downtown for the first night of the two-day Final Stretch Music Festival. Numerous bands will provide free musical entertainment at familiar downtown locations on both Saturday and Sunday evenings. Music will fill the streets of downtown Saratoga from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a mix of jazz, blues, acoustic, funk, pop and hip-hop.

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Seniors Pride...Repole runner will be tough if able to recapture AQU form off the layoff. Scratched yesterday for this spot.
Bellamy Brew...Got some education vs winners last time - and that was off of a layoff, might be tighter today.
Bridge Loan...Lifetime best Beyer in a somewhat similar race last time - which was the first over this track.
Worth a Buck.
Most Happy Fella.

Emollient...Has some win-early breeding. Dam's first to race.
Antipathy...Watch out - this one is a sib to Scat Daddy. That on won in debut and followed with a win in the G2 Sanford here in 2006.
Liquid Lunch...Improved nicely in second start.
Lucky Friend.

Charging Order...First two were OK - finished in top half of large fields. Finds perhaps some class-relief today. Winner in latest came back to win again on Saturday.
Rockheaded...Showed some life in first couple. Might rebound first-off the claim for Rudy.
Seghesio...Good try vs similar last time.
Missile Nick.

Espiritu Libre...MSW to mdn clm and perhaps some added maturity off the layoff?
Native Wave...Ran well at this level last time.
Barrymore...Been in the hunt every time.
Fort Boonesborough.

Diamond d'Oro...Two good tries on turf and now goes for very potent first-off the claim trainer.
Holiday at Betty's...Another that could be interesting off the claim - this time for Asmussen.
Phantasticus...Rice seems to have heated up recently and turf sprints are her game.
My Sweet Candy.

Tanglewood Tale...Another class drop shopping for the proper spot.
Royal Start...Also dropping and was just behind the top pick last time.
Harmony Hills...First off claim for Rudy.
World Premier.

Inaugurate...Won first off claim for Brown - now more ambitiously-placed but looks to fit.
Shakeira...Uncoupled mate to top pick. Hasn't missed the board in a long time.
Thunderous Lady...3YO is perfect so far.
Malibu Yankee.

Temper in Command...Back on turf.
Manero...Improved numbers over last two.
Sally's Dream...AE. Went well in latest. Claimed.
Hlao Roo.
I Dreamt I Was.

RACE NINE G3 $150K Saranac
Lucky Chappy...Could have an edge on these.
Quick Wit...Won a G2 here last time - but on the dirt. Has run well on grass however.
King Kreesa...Certainly fits on the number - but NY-bred tries perhaps a little bit tougher today.

RACE TEN G1 $300K Spinaway
Teen Pauline...Solid in debut for potent, high-profile connections. Flattered by smashing win on Friday by My Happy Face.
Seasoned Warrior...First two have been promising.
So Many Ways..Already a stakes winner.
Dreaming of Julia.
Baby J.

Simple Exchange...Crafty claiming connections add blinkers and might get this one into it a little earlier today.
Catalina Island...Fits this level.
Stormy Beauty...Has high early speed.
This Saturday.
Market Princess.
Vendor Financing.

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