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Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, August 26, 2013
Meet Total ... 89-345

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3-11. Winners in R3 [3.00], R7 [6.60], R10 [3.10]. Gimmicks: R2 ... CBD x 12.80 t 38.00; R4 ... Bc-A-Cd x 7.80 t 14.40 "B" scr; R6 ... BACD x 10.80 t 56.50 s 153.50; R10 ... ABx x 5.20.

Ooofff! It's been that kind of meet: Our "B" second choice won five!

18706 attended. Weather - broken record time - sunny and warm.


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Awed...Sheppard runner could prove interesting on the drop and the move for PID synthetic.
Spring in the sky...Bullter work seems to indicate that whatever went wrong last time is in the past.
Tripski...Fired a lifetime best Beyer last time.
Joes Blazing Aaron.
Dirt: Tiz Yankee, Spring to the Sky, Hannibal Lecter, Perregaux, Happy My Way.

Fingers Crossed...Well-bred and trainer has been hot of late.
Domino Derval..Pletcher firster. 'Nuff said.
USS O'Brien...Some win-early breeding and connections.
Camryn's Gem.

Elusive Act...Moves up off of the claim but potent connections probably have her spotted OK.
Ol Donyo...Seems in good form now.
Gnarley Girl...Eligible to rebound with return to dirt.
Merry Meadow.

Madame Giry...Could rebound to better form with the post position shift.
Sweet and Lovely...Just missed cutting back to a turf sprint last time.
My Jopia...Nipped Sweet and Lovely in latest.
Roman Invader.
Jans Perfect Star.
Promise Me a Cat.
Dirt: Delightful Quality, Promise Me a Cat, Jans Perfect Star, Five Star Momma, Roman Invader, Harbor Mist.

So Outspoken...In the battle of the "For Sale" signs, this Repole runner getsa slight edge. Woke-up last two for a $25K - gets tested against limited winners today.
Bedouin Now...Drops first off the claim for potent Maker/Ramsey team.
Amber Coast...Dud last time - but claimed and new trainer going well at the meet.
Sir Leslie.
Dirt: So Outspoken, Bedouin Now, Cash Your Ticket, Act of Divinity, Chief Gaga.

Sneaky Blowout...Makes the potent drop into claiming company.
Takajo...Lifetime best Beyer - that fits with these - when dropped last time.
Team Lazarus...Seems to fit here.
Deadicated Deal.

Plainview...Might prove tough to catch again.
Compliance Officer...Talented state-bred has been off a long time - but bullet on 8/12 seems to indicate readiness.
Quantity...Might be live off the claim.
Dirt: Dawly, Maui Mark, Scotus, Dighton, Drunk With Pride, Chaotic Bull.

Drum Roll...Expensive purchase clearly got the wake-up call at this level last time. Will repeat with a similar effort.
Belief System...Drops of the claim.
Thingamajigger...First off claim for Maker/Ramsey.

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Mischief Maker...Hmmm - going back to the inner track races, maybe this gal is better around two turns.
Lady On the Run...In the mix in similar company last four.
Shesabronxbomber...Dangerous for very good first-off-claim trainer.
Tahoe Tigress.

Sapphire Blue...Class relief.
Coralita...Good second in a simialr race last time.
East Coast Express...In for a tag today.
Spunky Princess.
Dirt: Same, then Medium of Exchange, Cebu, Suzenshine.

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