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Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Friday, July 19, 2013
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I'll Call...Owner has come through for us here over the years with some value - although usually with Sheppard training. But this one might start the meet off with a little bit of interest.
Minister Colin...Looks like the one to beat on the numbers and the class relief.
Which Market...Returns to winning level.
Cheyenne Nation.
Royal Blessing.
Money in Motion.

Formulaforsuccess...AE list. Owner-trainer combo red-hot for awhile now.
Volcano Run...Could be well-spotted by Dutrow.
Nineinthenine...Has back numbers that match up.
Dual Citizen.

Pletcher entry...Stopchargingmaria worked 10.1 before 2YO sale. Our Amazing Rose was the fastest worker at the same sale - 9.4.
Stormin Mary...Breeding seems precocious -- although trainer doesn't necessarily pop early (limited sample).
Art of the Game...Sire intrigues. Dam not so much.

FOURTH RACE - On the Bus $100K
Hessonite...Could rebound moving back in against state-breds.
Shakeira...Riding a three-race win-streak.
Mystic City...Seems on the improve.
Inimitable Ramonee.

Irish Sweepstakes...Sometimes experience counts.
Flying KC...Has some precocious breeding.
Michonne...Also has some win-early type breeding.
I'm Gonna Flip.

Subtle...Speedy and won here last season.
Neck of the Moon...Won debut here last year. Off since and probably needs to bump up the Beyer - but eligible to do it in return.
Irish Whisper...Could be interesting on turf.
Invading Humor.

Titletown Five...Hasn't lived up to expectations this year - but might appreciate move to what could be his preferred distance.
Tenango...Consistently competitive.
Wall Dance...SoCal invader has some closing punch.
Coin Flip.

EIGHTH RACE - James Marvin G3 $100K
Souper Speedy...Has shown flashes of real talent.
Sage Valley...Better than latest.
Strapping Groom...Coming off a stakes win for red-hot owner/trainer combo.
Jaguar Paw.

NINTH RACE - Schuylerville G3 $150K
Brazen Persuasion...Solid win at the trip in a quick MSW at CD.
Bahnah...Looks like the one to beat off of the maiden-breaker.
Pletcher entry...Yes Liz will probably take the action - but Elena Strikes could be more interesting.
True Blue Nation.

Sunbio...Numbers improving.
Hudson Miracle...Could be primed for a top effort.
A Better Tomorrow...Ramsey/Maker.

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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