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Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Meet Total ... 72-271

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2-12. Winners in R4 [8.70] and R10 [3.00]. Gimmicks: R1 ... CAx x 67.00; R10 ... ABx x 5.80; R11 ... CAx x 25.20. To9ugh day.

An absolutely solid Saturday of 34951. And -- again -- another nice day, sunny and comfortable.


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Ma Billet Doux...Went long on grass in debut, now sprints on dirt. Hmmm. However has some precocious breeding and attracted $500K as a yearling.
Cosi Celeste...Might benefit from the first-out education.
Magsamelia...Took lead and caught in debut. Eligible to improve.
Art of the Game.

Scienziatio...Seemed to appreciate the move to this company.
Doyouseeme...5YO making career debut and trainer cool at the meet - but perhaps there's a little bit of breeding punch here.
Transit Express...Same idea - 4YO firster but has a 'fresh face'.
Broadway Musci Gal.

Escape Artist...Might be interesting finding some class relief and getting Johnny V onboard.
Invocation...Drops in for a tag.
Flying Bird...Another that could be shopping for a winning spot with the drop.
Boston Proper.

Life's a Roar...Perhaps the one to catch.
Madam I'm Adam... Looks to be finding some class relief in here.
Freud's Debut...Fits at this level.
May Pal of Pals.

Storming Inti...Sire and trainer can pop with firsters.
Branded Hand...Debut looks like one to build on.
Bashart...Also fired a debut effort that should prove to be a good foundation.
Texas Zip.

Read the Proposal...Back on dirt.
Artie Luvsto Party...Negative horse-for-course last time?
Street Lord...Over-matched in latest.
Smokin Candy.

Neck of the Moon...Got some education vs winners last time.
My Uptown Gal...Just missed in a similar race two back. OK try last time. Fits.
White Crane...Improved on turf.
Ave's Halo.

EIGHTH RACE - Lake Placid G2 $200K
Tapicat...Mike Smith slated to be in to ride. Just missed last time - fading going shorter -- but we'll hope she's tighter today.
Watsdachances... Bested top pick last time - although both were just behind the talented Kittens Dumplings. Dangerous again today.
Concise...Euro transplant was OK in US debut.

Joe Can Gallop...Improved nicely to break maiden with move to turf in second career start. Moves up but looks capable.
Channel Marker...Seems on the improve.
Thomas Hill...Also in good form now.
Shadown Rock.

Aflutter...Sheppard runner from the mid-Atlantic with Napravnik onboard -- similar scenario missed by a whisker for us the other day.
Runs Like a Kitten...The red-hot Chad Brown for the red-hot Ken Ramsey.
Bramley...Should be heard from late.
Professor Midnight.
Three Streets.

Kitten Kaboodle... Experience counts and debut effort was solid.
Zloty...Nature and nurture.
Candy Kitty...Just behind top pick last time.

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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