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Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Meet Total ... 54-207

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3-11. Winners in the 4th [13.80], 5th [9.60] and 10th [2.80]. Gimmicks: R1 ... BAC x 21.40; R4 ... ACx x 64.50; R6 ... Cd-A-x "C" scr x 49.40; R9 ... CDx x 47.60; R10 ABCD x 9.00 t 16.60 s 42.80; R11 ... Cd-A-x "B" scr x 31.60.

31894 attended - on a picture-perfect afternoon, sunny and comfortable.

The Real Housewives of New York were in the house. Camera crews popped up at various locations on-track following the Housewives on the racetrack excursion. I'm told they scored on In Trouble in R6 - a Real hunchbet. Later the Housewives were filmed downtown on the patio at Gaffney's. Downtown itself was jumpin' until the wee hours. Temps grew slightly chilly after the sun went down -- but the party atmosphere remained hot!


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Pyro City...Expect he's better than latest and numbers just prior put him in the thick of this.
Bold Forest...Also shows good numbers just prior to latest and might bounce back to those on the drop.
El Corriente...Might prove interesting on the stretchout.
All Alex.
Bill of Rights.

Sweet Whiskey...Pletcher 2YO worked 10.1 before auction. Sire is new but offers some interest. Dam has produced some precociousness.
Divided Attention...More nature and nuture.
Mallory Street...AE list. Working well for debut.
Clever Beauty.

Gritty Gal...Drops off of the claim for Ramsey/Maker.
Rodinia...Makes an interesting turf-to-dirt move.
Talent N Passion...Unlikely to run - won on Friday. But...
Evasive Cat...Ran a couple of OK numbers here last year.
Southern Symphony

Lieutenant Seany O...Trainer OK with firsters - so is sire. No sibs to race from the dam. Bullet work intrigues.
Frogman Mel...Dangerous moving MSW to mdn clm for Pletcher.
Cool Vision...A little bit of breeding interest.
Nice Way.

She's Stones Sis...Seems on the improve.
My Unbridled Storm...First off the claim and better numbers fit here.
Two Susans...Tries winners after debut win - but could certainly be good enough.
Motion Lounge.

Breakeven Analysis...Win-early breeding. Turf breeding. Chad Brown trains. Should fire.
Ramsey entry...We Miss Artie got some education last time for Pletcher. Indigo Kitten looks live first-out for Ward.
Eirigh...More precocious breeding.
Florida Won.

Happy Face...Sheppard trainee has improving numbers and might appreciate the trip.
Teen Pauline...Showed promise as a 2YO - move to turf looks like a shot at re-grouping after two disappointing 3YO starts.
Yes It's Pink...Better than the finishing position last time indicates.
Sense to Compete.

Jess Not Jesse...Turf sprinter from Linda Rice.
Rip Roarin Ritchie...Has shown some flashes - and gets some class relief here.
Ziptronic...Just missed in a similar race last time.
Partly Mocha.

NINTH RACE - Adirondack G2 $200K
Fiftyshadesofgold...Already a stakes winner.
Untapable...Won nicely at CD in debut for Asmussen.
Who's in Town...Convincing win first out.
Thank You Marylou.

TENTH RACE - Saratoga Special G2 $200K
Candy Dandy...Daylight win in debut and two from behind have scored nicely here since then.
Corfu...Good looking win in first start for Pletcher.
Wired Bryan...NY-bred has already won an [open] stake here.

Atlantic's Smile...Adds blinkers and could run one closer to two back with some early punch.
Sheeebdawon...Lifetime best Beyer last time could signal she's figured it out.
Celesta...Capable on best.
Jenny Creek.

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