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Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Meet Total ... 8-41

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Alwaary...Might take them all the way - and heck, the jockey's riding at a near "coin-flip" percentage! Kwacha...Seems to have transitioned nicely to the jumps.
Cul Baire...Behind the jump champ last time on the flat (also behind the top pick that day).
Smart Rush.

Bet the Power...Off the claim out with a numbers edge.
Bellamy Brew... Interesting. There's some back class here and might rebound to it off the claim.
American Progress...Capable in here.
Saint Finian.

Finalize...Taking a shot with a "fresh face" in a tough race. Lone racing sib, Seve's Road was 3,4,2,1 in first four starts. Dam is 1/2 to Summer Colony with plenty of black type in the pedigree. BUT - runner is making a late start to career and debut for a ton of money less than what they paid.
Ackerman Road...In for a tag today.

FOURTH RACE - G2 $200K Honorable Miss
Judy the Beauty...Trust in the champ.
La Verdad... In great form - but is she a negative horse for the course? Street Story...If there's a chance at an upset this might be the gal.

Gotachancetodance...Class is the question mark - but Pletcher trainee is lightly-raced and should fit here.
Yes for Success...Improved on grass.
Winner's Legacy...Might benefit from 2015 debut.
Hail Cornell.

Wynhurst...Interesting move from Baffert to Jacobson.
Regal Soldier...Also seems a good fit at this level.
Successful Runner...Perhaps the one to beat - if ready.

Sweet Advance...Pletcher firster was an expensive yearling purchase. By War Front. Dam produced a sib, Dafreakinheat, that was 2,3,1 in first three.
Style Drift...Sib Notyouagain won second career start.
Dontienne...Sib Trinniberg won career debut - and was a graded stakes winner - albeit on dirt.
Ranger's Express.

Oklahoma Den...Moving back in against state-breds - and seems the one to beat on 2015 numbers.
Battle of Evermore... Moves out of stakes - but faces older. Back to grass - but has run well there before.
Ex Ex Ex ... Back to grass with speed.

All Included... Solid try in salty G3 Poker last time.
Jacobson entry... Both halves look capable.
Sky Flight...Moving out of stakes company.
Mr Online.

Spa City Fever...Serious class drop for crafty trainer.
Real Estate Rich... Also dropping.
Native Gold...Lsst seen in Florida - moves into high-percentage barn (altho out of a high-percentage barn as well).
Backwater Blues.

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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