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8/11: Saratoga ($50k C/O); Arlington (Million Day)

SARATOGA

POST-SCRATCHES

1st: CLM/N2L, 3+, 8.5f-T (P5, P3, DD)

Most Likely: #6 Prognostication 5-2 WON ($4.80)
Next Best: #8 Gosilently 3-1 3rd
Best Value: #3 Bootlegger 9-2 5th
Exotics Use: #1 Lemonist 3-1 2nd

2nd: MSW, 2yo, 7f (P4, P3, DD)

Most Likely: #4 Chief Executive 5-2 5th (4th for wager)
Best Value: #6 Unionizer 10-1 WON ($19.40)
Next Best: #5 Preacher Marsee 8-1 8th
Exotics Use: #1a (POE) Southern Phantom 7-2 3rd/4th

3rd: ADK (G2), 2yo-F, 6.5f (P3, DD)

Most Likely: #3 Lyrical Lady 6-5 6th
Next Best: #5 Virginia Eloise 5-2 2nd
Best Value: #4 Grandma Gertie 15-1 5th
Exotics Use: #6 …

7/7: Belmont (6th-11th); Arlington (5th-10th)

BELMONT PARK

POST-SCRATCHES

6th: 101st Dwyer (G3), 3yo, 1m (P5, P3, DD)

New York soph standard draws 15% of the Derby field among 7 runners with Noble Indy & Firenze Fire getting back to what they like to do best. Mendelssohn merits respect, but who says a one turn mile is his thing? And isn’t this a step towards bigger goals? Rugbyman looks to take next logical step. Seven Trumpets last was very good. Fixedincome Larry need only improve a couple more lengths to get a slice of the super or even the tri. Fun, intriguing version of this race which started as the Brooklyn Derby and now honors the Dwyer Brothers who fashioned one …

8/12: Saratoga ($56k C/O); Arlington (7th-12th)

SARATOGA

POST-SCRATCHES

1st: CLM, 3+, 6f (P5, P3, DD)

Treacherous opener featuring host of hard knocking claimers and lurking presence of ‘first off claim’ Sammy Wonder Stone from devious Players Group/Arriaga team that burst on Spa scene last summer with 3 wins in 13 days..

Most Likely: #4 Will Did It 4-1 4th
Next Best: #5 Scarly Charley 2-1 3rd
Best Value: #7 Sammy Wonder Stone 15-1 7th
Exotics Use: #2 Nominal Dollars 8-1 5th

2nd: MSW, 2yo, 7f (P4, P3, DD)

Typically nice group of SAR 2yo’s with sons out of Tar Heel Mom (Base Command by Tiznow), Lear’s Princess (Indimaaj by Tapit) and Delightful Mary (Get the Facts by Tapit) as …

G1 Grass Saturday at SAR, AP

SARATOGA

POST-SCRATCHES

1st: CLM/N2L, 3+, 6f (P5, P3, DD)

Best Value: #4 Dr Luber’s Kiss 12-1 4th
Next Best: #6 Baby Bear’s Soup 8-5 WON ($5.40)
Exotics Use: #2 Frosti Agosti 5-2 5th
Super Add: #3 Call Me Stoney 9-5 2nd

2nd: MSW, 2yo, 8.5f-T (P4, P3, DD)

Do you really want to argue with C. Brown/Woodford TB’s $850k Ticonderoga (Tapit out of Proctor’s MGSW Keertana) who’s working well for debut and gets the rail? Formula One would be an alternative, a $1,700,000 buy at OBS in March that has been steady in the mornings..

Most Likely: #1 Ticonderoga 7-2 2nd
Next Best: #4 Formula One 6-1 6th
Best …