Equidaily Racing Journal

Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Friday, August 30, 2013
Meet Total ... 91-376

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1-11. Winner in R3 [4.20]. Gimmicks: R3 ... ABx x 11.80; R4 ...BDAC x 25.20 t 57.50 s 112.00; R5 ... Bc-Cd-x "A" scr x 16.60.

Oooofff - gotta face the music, it's been a tough meet - and our typical last week kick hasn't materialized. BUT - here's the kind of meet it's been - another day where we were dry with winners on top, meanwhile, our second-pick "B" selections won six!

12362 attended - yet another nice day. Sunny, warm, slightly humid.


Twilight racing. First post 2:30pm.

FIRST RACE - $100K Law Enforcement
Sol the Freud...Nice looking debut win.
Double Gold...Also a solid score first-out.
Ogermeister...Might run away and hide with the move back in against NY-breds.
Free Mugatu.

Blue Chips Only...Solid first-out credentials for sire and trainer.
Groupthink...AE list. Dangerous. Check Sol the Freud in the opener - this one was right behind that one last time.
Wake Up Malibu...More first-out bona fides.
Gino and the Jets.

Saginaw...Slight nod over the second-choice in a race where these tow make this the saltiest of OC/SAL's.
Caixa Eletronica...Won here at this level two back.
Private Tale...Ran in DEL stake yesterday, likely scratch, but if...
Maui Mark.

Missy Bay...Seems capable of firing big in first try.
Ainteasybeinggreen...AE list. Improved nicely to just miss in second start - which was first vs state-breds.
First Summation...Trainer can have them ready - and a long string of works for this.

Defiant...On the move from MSW company.
Ella's Kitten...Ran OK and was claimed at this level two back.
Inchcape...Just miss in a similar race last time.
Gridiron Great.

Delightful Quality...Seems to have a Beyer edge on these.
Five Star Momma...Just behind top pick last time.
Maracuya...Class relief off of the stakes tries.
Lion DNA.

Instrumental...Bred and trained to win early.
Freud's Sunset...Also likely to go well in debut.
Fancy Boss...AE list. Another first-out contender.
May Shares.
Please No Emails.
Under Scrutiny.

EIGHTH RACE - $100K Riskaverse
Sister Ginger...Three-race win-streak, midwest and south. Tests NY company but might be able to stalk and pounce.
Midnight Watch...Speed is dangerous on the course now.
Teen Pauline...Showed an affinity for the turf last time.
Bella Castani.
Native Bombshell.

Mr William...Failed dirt experiment last time - likely to go well at this level on grass.
Southern Safari...Improving numbers for 'The Chief'.
Dendrite...22-time loser - but Beyers fit.
Ride a Song.

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