Equidaily Racing Journal

Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Meet Total ... 27-103

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Sovereign Default...Serious class relief for Jacobsen.
Drawing Away entry...Both halves are uncoupled barnmates of the top pick. Ea is preferred but both should fit well here.
Charlie's Quest...Class relief for Rudy.

Gloria Victoria...Precocious breeding and win-early connections.
Hot Stones...Just missed in debut and experience counts.
Carla Sweetrevenge...Eight-time loser has shown some modest oomph on occasion.
Kimmie's Girl.

Perfect Package...Early speed might prove dangerous.
Rare Penny...Got some education in debut and now gets the surface they wanted in that first start. Trainer hot at the meet.
Neolexia...Should be rolling in the lane.
Caxambas Pass.
Doctor Vickie Lynn.

Thescreenisred...Off since Oct but was a good turf sprinter last year.
Karakorum Elektra...First off the claim for crafty connections.
Margaret Lillian...Solid win on the move to SAR last season.
Barrel of Joy.

Lavender Road...Worked 10.2 before April sale. Has precocious breeding.
Kicken Livi...Could be interesting first out of the box.
Molly Jordan...Seems to be win-early top and bottom in the breeding - trainer doesn't necessarily have them cranked up though.

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Hyper... Seems to be roudning into top form.
Quick Casablanca...Back on grass for third start of 2013.
Harrods Creek...Won this marathon stake last year.

Dancing House...Tapit on top attracts attention. Dam was a G1 winner - but offspring dicey - although sib Sea Prince was a debut winner, at Sam Houston in 2007.
Reversiontothemean...Curlin can produce precocious runners. Trainer can have them ready. But the owner is what attracts - they like to win with their 2YOs at SAR and they're off to a good start at the meet.
Malibu Angel.

Tabreed...In good form and Rosario rides.
Orion Moon...Uncoupled barnmate to top pick. Gutsy win in US debut.
Viva Rafaela...S American-import makes US debut for Pletcher off of a bullet work.

Assured...Solid maiden-breaker.
Finesse...Could prove dangerous if able to sneak away early.
Sister State...Back to proper level.
Galloping Giraffe.

Chelsea Road...In for a tag today.
Krissy Kat...Seems perhaps second best on the numbers.
Wellspring Legacy...Perhaps over-matched last two. Should fit here.
Southern Symphony.

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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