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Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Meet Total ... 30-82

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Turf picks are turf only - unless otherwise indicated.

2020 Best Bets Picks/Plays archive.


3-11. R2 ... Ab-x-Bc 5.80; R3 ... BCAD x 29.00 t 24.00 s 126.00; R4 ... DCx x 35.20; R5 ... DAB x 49.00 t 155.00; R7 ... CAx x 51.50; R8 ... DAEC x 26.60 t 113.50 s 600.00; R10 .. ABCD 2.80 x 8.90 no tri/super late scr- only 4 ran; R11 .. ADx 8.00 x 30.60

Weather: Sunny, warm, somehwat humid.


Advanced Strategy...Went well in Dec debut. Off since but working OK for return. Tries turf.
More Like It...Seems on the improve.
Saratoga Pal...Another trying turf but contends if the surface fits.
Silver Token.
Dirt: 3-4-2.

Arrowheart... A little bit of win-early breeding. 7/5 work was best of 104.
Effinity...OK debut to build on. Sib Look Out Jayce won second start.
Judge N Jury...Win early sire.
Bellamy Dolce.

Road to Meath...Broke maiden in lone try for a tag.
Mandate...Good try in a similar event last time.
Shootin the Breeze...Another that seemed to appreciate this level last time.
Chantry Flats.
Reckless Spirit.
Dirt: 15-16-10-9.

The Great Dansky...Beyers edge.
Victory Boulevard...Getting some class-relief.
Double Shot...Back to dirt and in for a tag.

Outadore...Trainer good with these types of debuting turf sprinters. Sib Piedi Bianchi was 2,1 to start career and followed those with a second in 2017 G1 Del Mar Debutante.
American Gentleman...Trainer scored with his first debut winner on Friday. This one might be precocious as well.
Mad Maddy...Knocking on the door in first two.
River Tiber.
Dirt: 11-9-3-1.

Logic N Reason...Trainer's hot-streak perhaps continues with this one that looks to fit with this bunch.
Cost Benefit...Took them all the way in debut. Similar try likely here.
Witez...Better than results in stakes try last time.
Dirt: 8-9-10-7.

Fast Getaway...Solid win in return.
American Mandate...Looks to fit with these on recent form and lone turf try was OK.
Morning Breez...Capable on best.
Dirt: 7-6-4-2.

Happy Saver...Impressed in first start.
High Amplitude...Stretches out after nice debut win.
Beau Luminaire...Another among a group in here that are talented enough to win.
Summer Kid.

NINTH RACE - G2 $150K Baruch Hcp
Halladay...Might. Take. Them. All. The. Way.
Olympico...But frankly, this one seems like a very dangerous foe.
Good Governance...Improved in 4YO debut.
Seismic Wave.
Dirt: 4-6-3.

Economic Policy...MSW to mdn clm.
Turn of Events...Showed some life last time at $75K level.
Seize the Day...Seems dangerous off of the SoCal Beyer.
Bold Gem.
Dirt: 15-14-3-1.

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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