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Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Meet Total ... 64-185

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2020 Best Bets Picks/Plays archive.

Yesterday [Sunday]

2-10. Only managed two winners in follow-up to the big day on Saturday - but, there were some gimmicks to be had using the picks...

R2 ... BAx x 26.75; R3 ... Bc-Cd-x "B" scr x 30.20; R4 ... DCA x 84.50 t 244.00; R5 ... ADx 5.40 x 23.40; R6 ... ADCE 14.80 x 86.50 t 415.00 s 1659.00; R7 ... BAC x 18.60 t 86.50; R8 ... DAC x 34.40 t 133.00; R9 ... CAx "D" scr x 16.60; R10 .. DAC x 67.50 t 139.50

Weather - more of the same: sunny, hot and humid.


Zoom Zoom Zoe...Won career debut nicely over the jumps for Sheppard. Gets in with a feathery weight assignment.
Brianbakescookies...Typically in the mix when jumping.
Anticipating...Might benefit from latest try over the track.

Tiz He the One...Might turn out to be a crafty claim. Slight edge on the Beyers.
Gun It...Tempted to put this one on top - capable and looks like a good fit with this group.
Strike That...High-percentage trainer is cool at the meet but this runner will contend.

Daring Disguise...Slight edge with the trainer going well.
Fluent in Sarcasm...Should match up well with this particular bunch.
Money in the Bank...Might wind up being the one to beat.
Victory Built.

Radiantrithym...Also take an extra look at the claim-backs - and this one seems to have a Beyers edge here.
Friend of Liberty...Barn mate to top pick is likely moving back to comfort-zone class-wise.
Camorra..Interesting if they elect to use this one's speed from the rail.
Tied Up.

Digital Software...Breaks through on MSW to mdn clm move?
Gunman...Also making the potent class move.
Scanno...In the tri more often than not.
Chocolate Bar/Freedom Force.

Eloquent Speaker...Looks to have an edge on these - and should appreciate the cutback.
Bustin Scones...Seems better than the latest finishing position.
Shesasuperfreak...Just ahead of Bustin Scones last time.
Kinky Sox.

Microsecond...Moves to turf but has a sib - Twitter Storm - that won on synthetic at Woodbine.
Sandro the Great...Solid Beyer in lone turf try.
Scuttlebuzz...Also ran well when trying the grass.

Candy Tycoon...Perhaps over-matched in graded stakes in two of the last three.
Lil Commissioner...Nice win last time - but company might be tougher today.
Unrighteous...Barn mate to top pick tries N1X company.
Hunt the Front.

NINTH RACE - G2 $150K Adirondack
Lucifers Lair...Oh hell! Gets tested - particularly with the need to bump up the Beyer - but that's not out of the question in start #2.
Make Mischief...Probably the one to beat off of the nice try in G3 Schuylerville.
Thoughtfully...Like top pick, comes off of solid debut win and is eligible to move forward.
Lilac Lace.

Deeply Analytical...Klaravich runner moves to new barn for seasonal debut. Drops in class for second start.
Mia Bea Star...Tries dirt on MSW to mdn clm move.
Love Me Tomorrow...Typically in the mix.

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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