Equidaily Racing Journal

Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, September 2, 2013
Meet Total ... 100-409

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4-12. Winner in R1 [4.40], R3 [7.10], R7 [6.30] and R12 [15.20]. We'll catch up with gimmicks tomorrow...

56579 attended. Numbers were, of course, inflated by the 'spinners' chasing the giveaway beer steins. Weather: Partly cloudy - warm and humid.


All races off the turf today.

Top Tier Lass...First off the claim for a trainer who is good in that department - question mark is the surface switch.
Inaflash...Got the hang of it last time?
Ascended Fever...OK second in a similar event last time.
Blue Sixty Four.

Groomedforvictory...Class relief off of the last two - Ken Ramsey appeared with my on Capital OTB-TV on Monday morning and gave this one out as his play of the day.
Ultimate Empire....In good form.Piscesbymoonlight...Should fit here.
Gamblin Fever.

Western Grit...Good second when dropped in for a tag last time.
Cross Gate...Has some early speed and has done well on dirt.
Mr Rodriguez.

Foggy Road...Ok at $25K two back - could be returning to the comfort-zone.
One Red Cat...Also finding some class relief.
Keyaly...Typically gets a piece on this track.
Streets of Fire.

Sweet N Discreet...Maiden-breaker was impressive over off-going.
Indian Splendor...Early speed - but like others on the card today, the dirt is the question mark.
Bird House...Good win here on 8/2.
Ballistic Sue.

Harpoon...Pletcher firster was a $500K yearling purchase and should come out running.
Tiznowforamerica...Good debut effort to build on.
Yankee Dime...Seems capable of being a contender in first start.

Sound of Freedom...Just missed in debut for Pletcher. Could be primed today.
Endowment Manager...2YO sale purchase from connections that can win early with this kind.
Spun...Bullet work for this is interesting.
Justin Nguyen.

EIGHTH RACE - G2 $150K Glans Falls
Lady Cohiba...Speed and caught in sloppy track stake last time.
Scampering...Should fit here.
Geisha Gal...OK try on the dirt two back.
Malibu Holiday.

NINTH RACE - G1 $300K Hopeful
Wired Bryan...NY-bred completes the trio of Saratoga graded 2YO stakes after winning big in the G2 Sanford and just missing in the G2 Saratoga Special. Experience counts.
Long On Value...Experience does count - and this one is already a two-time stakes winner.
Big Sugar Soda... Could be any kind off of the maiden-breaker.

Lara...Good effort in a similar event last time.
Blue Ballerina...Just missed when last seen on dirt.
My Cousin Zinny...Has some early foot.

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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