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Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Meet Total ... 33-92

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2020 Best Bets Picks/Plays archive.

Yesterday [Sunday]

3-10. R1 ... BDx; R4 ... ADx 3.50 x 16.20; R5 ... ACx 15.80 x 62.50; R8 ... ACB 4.20 x 15.40 t 302.40

Weather: Sunny and steamy.


Anticipating... Sheppard trainee might move forward off of seasonal debut fitness-builder.
Fast Car...While this guy is making the third start of 2020.
Critical Data...Solid win in seasonal and jumps debut.
Global Freedom.

Belleza...Looks to have an edge on this bunch.
Cross Keys...Seems like the only other contender for the win spot.
Bog Al's Gal...Perhaps more upside than some of the others in here.
Miss Ross.

Positive Skew...Primed in third start back?
Stormy Derby Day...Might appreciate the class move.
Sky Kitten...Perhaps a clever idea at a price.
Super Cute.
Dirt: 5-3-2-8.

Ajhar/Ashiham...Ashiham preferred on the Beyers that look to have a slight edge over most here.
Lucky Asset...However - this one's numbers are comparable to top pick.
Vicarage...Off the latest.
First Line.

FIFTH RACE - $85K Dayatthespa
Classic Lady...Just missed in first start of 2020.
War Canoe...Just behind top pick last time - solid contender.
Wegetsdamunnys...Moves back in against NY-breds.
Wish Upon.
Dirt: 3-1-7.

Thebigfundamental...Off over a year and coming back as a 7YO in a claimer. We'll see, but fits if able to recapture previous form and seems to be working well.
American Power...Just missed at this level two back and dangerous in third start back.
Reed Kan...In good form.
Pete's Play Call.

Sayyaf...Speedy and coming from top connections.
Kitten's Cat...Off the claim for Linda Rice and clearly capable with this bunch.
Vici...Seems better than last two finishes.
Mick's Star.
Dirt: 2-8-7-6.

Bebe Banker...In good and improving form.
Blackjack Davey...Looked good in the maiden-breaker.
Danny California...Clearly capable of picking up a share.
Giant Shoes.

Devamani...Disappointed in G1 last time - likely a rebound to a better effort today.
Breaking the Rules...Successful comeback off of a long layoff in latest.
Therapist...Also a winner in 2020 debut.
Dirt: 9-6-7-8.

Zaccapa/Sevnteeneightysevn... Prefer Sevnteeneightysevn. Sib Assorted Humour won debut. Sib Great Hunter was 2,1,2,2,2,1 to start career and those last four were stakes [albeit in 2006].
Zero to Sixty...Sib Winding Bay won debut. Sib Muchacha Uno was 3,9,2,2,1 to start career.
Sequin...Experience counts.
Dirt: Same.

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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