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Saratoga for Saturday 18 July 2020

Enjoyed studying the Saratoga card although I have to say with very little confidence. Sunday we once again will offer Saratoga and then back to Del Mar on Friday for 4 straight days of racing as Monday was added.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity

6  Repo Rocks   copious drills put into this Bill Mott two year old MSW 1st timer and it is hard to fine a work that isn't solid...........I doubt Mott would work a two year old colt 11 times without the intentions of seeking a win 1st out of the has tossed 4 winners from 5 starters

3  Mo Mischief

1  Bajan Rum


race 2    average clarity

1  Mr. Kringle   great spot for this three year old colt who has been competing against better........(4 1 2 1) on firm turf and the 3rd was in a Grade 2 where there was a runaway winner.........good post and retains Lezcano who has looked good on the young man in his two mounts on him

3  Winning Factor

5  Kilronan

7  Zipalong

6  Catch That Party


race 3    above average clarity

7  Decorated Invader   colt is something special (horrid trip in BCJuvTrf or could have won for fun) as every race since his debut stands out in this spot........three year old has shown he can handle the Saratoga carpet........Rosario is a perfect 2 for 2 on him........pedigree screams the longer the better

1  Domestic Spending

6  Ever Dangerous


race 4    below average clarity

6  Jump for Joy   tepid top selection had a nice layoff effort off of a 4 1/2 month layoff and the trainer must like what he sees in the a.m. following the 2nd place finish as he steps his seven year old mare up a claiming notch.......mare has shown she can handle the Saratoga surface and she is quite consistent racing at today's 6 furlongs........J Ortiz wisely stays put.......should be a price

5  Archumybaby

2  Lady by Choice

3  Queen Kahen


race 5    average clarity

9  The Angry Man   solid dirt races in both lifetime starts the 2nd of which was run 4 weeks ago off of a 6 month break........two nice reassuring drills since one of which was on the grass...........small barn draws Rosario hinting this three year old must be doing well..........and his two siblings are both turf winners........believe he will go off higher than his 2 to 1 ML

6  Oak Hill

5  Matty's Marauder

7  Patriot Game

10  Red Flag Alert


race 6    average clarity

2  The Right Stuff   very strong prolonged work regiment for this Wesley Ward two year old MSW 1st starter............Ward has won with 30 percent of his last 350 first time starters.........awfully early for a two year old to get 1 1/16th of turf but this colt is bred to run all day long.........stout rider/trainer combo

3  Nautilus

5  Catman

6  Zippy Baby

1  Rip It


race 7    average clarity

1  Yaupon   great spot for an individual with good early speed as this race lacks it and this 2nd time starter has an abundance of it.........this Asmussen colt dueled in a very fast 1/2 for a baby on 20 June at CD and still was able to hang on to win in his MSW debut........trainer is very solid getting newcomers to go back to back

2  Binkster

3  Blindwillie McTell

4  Kosciuzko


race 8    average clarity

3  Creative Style   trainer won the last time he dropped a given horse off of a win..........five year old gelding won his latest for $32K and he is for $25K today.........he is 1 for 1 at Saratoga and the way in which he finished up his 1 1/16th win you would think handling another 1/16th would not be a hindrance.........good rider/trainer combo over the last two months to boot

8  Flowers for Lisa

1  Hoffenheim

6  Musical Heart

9  Hammerin Aamer


race 9    above average clarity

7  Digital Age   (7 3 2 1 1) on firm turf and his 4th was in a Grade 1 at Del Mar where he was only beaten by 2 3/4 for the win........he is a late runner with 3 of his 6 foes being speed types.......retains Irad Ortiz who owns the Saratoge turf........and he is trained by the USA'a best turf trainer.........colt should be roaring down the stretch

2  Ramsey Solution

6  Set Piece

9  Monarchs Glen


race 10    average clarity

5  Crystal Ball   best early speed (and a very fast 6F) makes this three year old filly dangerous in this soft looking Grade 1 and when Baffert is the trainer of the "best" early speed with a relatively fresh developing horse he is ever so tough.......that and this filly likely feels great for Baffert to be able to work her 4 times since her 14 June maiden breaking win........also the fact the trainer is willing to ship his younger coast to coast supports the idea she exited her latest in great shape

1  Tonalist's Shape

6  Paris Lights


race 11    average clarity

2  American Piper   small potatoes barn sends out a N.Y. bred 1st time starter who is training at Pimlico too well to be ignored.......and the fact that Irad Ortiz and his agent want the mount supports the idea that this three year old gelding has some talent......we shall see about 6:49 p.m. eastern

7  Papa Luke

4  Midnight Whiskey

10  Top of the Mint



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