Equidaily Racing Journal

Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Meet Total ... 76-292

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No racing. Dark day.


Fee and Sugar...Solid combo of nature and nuture with sire and trainer. Dam's first foal.
Sleek...AE list. More win-early punch with sire and trainer, not as much with dam.
Epiphany...Still more nature and nuture.
Court Dancer.
Thatza Wrap/Longride to Wisdom.

Queen Mercury...Will contend if SoCal numbers transfer.
Tanglewood Tale...Likes this track - but is that last Beyer believeable. A repeat takes this.
Nothing But Air...Might benefit from comeback effort.
Belle Gallantey.
Lily Lynn.

Saropia...Speed and caught in a similar race last time. Castellano rides.
Regal Joanne...Might prove tough with the class relief.
Dust Em Mick...Came from the clouds to win lone turf sprint. Returns to turf sprint today - and adds blinkers.

Winning Cause...Won a similar stake here on 7/28 [that one was restricted to 3YOs that had not won a graded stakes on turf - given the field, this is essentially the same]. Left from one-hole that day.
Sayaad...Capable on best.
One More Cat...Solid on turf including a third behind top pick on 7/28.

Point Taken...Expect he's better than latest and might bounce back to better numbers with move to Castellano.
Tuvia's Force...Near-miss second to the talented Caixa Eletronica last time.
Itsagoodtendollars...Stretches off of claim and just-miss effort last time.
Talk Therapy.

I'm Smokin Hot...Dangerous on the move from MSW to mdn clm.
Lara...Competitive with the move in for a tag last time.
Chessrate...Looks to fit with these.
With Diamonds.

Apex...Further class relief.
Let's Have Us One...Lightly-raced 3YO finally getting to string a couple together.
Political Farce...Return to 'fast' track might provide rebound to good number fired two back.

Best Friends...Interesting firsters from Sheppard - but has to get in from deep on AE list.
Zindaya...Nature and nuture.
Ruslana...Might prove very tough off of the first-start experience.
Stay in Front.
Super Sky.

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Amberjack...Three-race win-streak includes first two legs of Big Apple Triple.
Smooth Bert...In the mix in first two legs.
Escapefromreality...Has gone well vs NY-breds.
Go Get the Basil.

Disaster Relief...Could be potent on move state-bred MSW into open mdn clm.
Southern Match...Claimed by Maker for owner Maker. Interesting angle on the return.
Rakete...10-time loser has competitive numbers.
Slick Daddy.
Cielo Soleggiato.

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