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8/25: Saratoga (149th Travers Day)

SARATOGA

POST-SCRATCHES

1st: MSW, 2yo, 6f (P5, P3, DD)

Larry Best’s $850k Greyes Creek debuts here from tricky rail, but Norm Casse’s Bird baby for Whitney looks to have breakaway speed. Fixedincome Larry half Puttheglassdown can improve 2nd out off solid bow. Dallas Stewart brings LA-bred Classy John in from the Spectrum where he zipped in sub :59 for first start..

Best Value: #2 Mischievous Bird 9-2 7th
Next Best: #1 Greyes Creek 8-5 4th
Exotics Use: #5 Puttheglassdown 2-1 2nd
Super Add: #3 Classy John 8-1 WON ($26.40)

2nd: NY-ALW/C, 3+, 8.5f-T (P4, P3, DD)

Wildly competitive NY turf ALW, where boxcar mutuels live.. Pecking order: 5-1-7-9-3-4-2-10-12-8-6-11..

Most Likely: #5 Collective Effort 5-1 …

8/26: Saratoga (148th Travers Day)

Cool, glorious day on tap in Upstate New York for a fascinating Travers and terrific undercard. Good number of spots to take price shots today and even if you lean toward the more likely players, the exotics should provide a steady supply of fireworks.. Enjoy Travers Day!

SARATOGA

POST-SCRATCHES

1st: MSW, 2yo, 6.5f (P5, P3, DD)

All except Mejia’s #3 Belle Tapisserie are firsters, so worktab and pedigree your only roadmap..

Most Likely: #2 Hazit 3-1: Pletcher/Eclipse colt o/o fast early MSW mare Rumor.. WON ($8.60)
Next Best: #8 Good Magic 5-2: $1MM Curlin for Brown, e5, Stonestreet.. 2nd
Best Value: #6 High North 6-1: Midnight Lute o/o quick SW Spacy Tracy for Cox …

Travers, Lady Eli top Cup-style card

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Travers Day 2016 shapes up as a Breeders’ Cup style card with a P5 sequence featuring fields of 10-11-8-12-10 and a guaranteed stakes P4 with 13-12-7-13. Approach the slate’s multis the way you do Breeders Cup, utilizing minimum denominations, strong opinion singles coupled with spreading tactics. Weather is going to be perfect. Main track and turf courses perfect as well. One good pop should make your Travers Day. Let’s get lucky and have them travel safely and come home well..

SARATOGA

POST-SCRATCHES

1st: MSW, 2yo, 6f (P5, P3, DD)

Most Likely: #3 Reckling 4-1: Yet another 2nd timer …