Play of the Day – September 19th 2021

Play of the Day Race Date September 19, 2021 Track Churchill Downs Race 7 Overview A solid starter-allowance, though several of the proven runners at the level seem vulnerable to an up-and-comer. Pace It looks modest, so tactical speed should be at a premium. Trends N/A Best Bet SAVING SOPHIE Number 8 Morning Line (4-1) Best Bet Overview #8 SAVING SOPHIE (4-1): Class riser has been in good form and goes off the Shirer claim, which is a strong 23% move, and she’s already fast enough to win a race like this. Picks & Plays WPS bet and a must-use to end the middle Pk4, and in the…

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Play of the Day – September 17th 2021

Play of the Day Race Date September 17, 2021 Track Churchill Downs Race 3 Overview A solid N1X with a few proven runners, and a potential up-and-comer with a world of upside. Pace It looks honest, as several have shown a penchant of getting involved early and often. Trends N/A Best Bet FROST POINT Number 2 Morning Line (3-1) Best Bet Overview #2 FROST POINT (3-1): Godolphin blueblood looked good winning for fun in slow time at Tampa in December and hasn’t been seen since, but she returns with Lasix, is bred to be a star, and with some added maturity gives the look of a real comer.…

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Play of the Day – September 16th 2021

Play of the Day Race Date September 16, 2021 Track Churchill Downs Race 7 Overview A competitive AOC going two turns, which is key since several in here have been doing the one-turn thing of late. Pace It figures on the slow side, especially going 1 1/8 miles, which means tactical speed is at a big advantage. Trends N/A Best Bet ITS COLD IN DEHERE Number 8 Morning Line (9-2) Best Bet Overview #8 ITS COLD IN DEHERE (9-2): Outside presser got to two turns over the track in June and aired, will be up close throughout, and comes in fresh against a group there for the taking.…

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Play of the Day – September 6th 2021

Play of the Day Race Date September 06, 2021 Track Saratoga Race 4 Overview A good 20k open claimer for the veterans, several of which enter in strong recent form. Pace It should be honest, as several in here want to be involved throughout. Trends You better be close on this main track, or at least have tactical speed, as horses just aren’t coming from far behind to win. Best Bet FRILLS Number 6 Morning Line (3-1) Best Bet Overview #6 FRILLS (3-1): Pace player drew perfectly to be outside the other early speed, goes off the claim for Kantarmaci (21%), who has been firing all meet long,…

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Play of the Day – September 5th 2021

Play of the Day Race Date September 05, 2021 Track Saratoga Race 6 Overview A deep and competitive 40k N2L with several class droppers who could wake up. Pace It looks a bit on the moderate side, so tactical speed figures to be at a premium. Trends We’ve gotten so much rain of late that it’s tough to get a feel, but as the course dries being closer to the front is never a bad thing. Best Bet ACTUARY Number 5 Morning Line (8-1) Best Bet Overview #5 ACTUARY (8-1) (turf only): Stiff class dropper has been facing tons better in two US starts, so this drop is…

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Play of the Day – September 4th 2021

Play of the Day Race Date September 04, 2021 Track Saratoga Race 5 Overview A very strong renewal of the G2 Prioress, with several who can win, but seemingly only one with a decided pace advantage. Pace The brilliant sprint speed of #1 OXANA (3-1) will be on display here and she can control things from the start, while likely not having to work as hard early as she did in her two Prx romps either. Trends You better be close on this main track, or at least have tactical speed, as horses just aren’t coming from far behind to win. Best Bet OXANA Number 1 Morning Line…

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Play of the Day – September 3rd 2021

Play of the Day Race Date September 03, 2021 Track Saratoga Race 8 Overview A potentially key race NYB N1X with two favorites that could be going places, but one who seemingly enjoys a big race flow edge. Pace It looks hot and contested, which should potentially hurt #1 Gold Panda (2-1) while really helping #4 BIG BOBBY (5-2). Trends You better be close on this main track, or at least have tactical speed, as horses just aren’t coming from far behind to win. Best Bet BIG BOBBY Number 4 Morning Line (5-2) Best Bet Overview #4 BIG BOBBY (5-2): Stalker caught a buzzsaw when a fast 2nd…

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Play of the Day – September 2nd 2021

Play of the Day Race Date September 02, 2021 Track Saratoga Race 4 Overview A compact AOC for older with a couple of proven stakes performers. Pace It looks like #2 AMERICAN POWER (2-1) is loose as can be, while holding a big tactical edge over his main rival #4 Aloha West (9-5) as well. Trends You better be close on this main track, especially going long, as all meet horses have had trouble making up ground. Best Bet AMERICAN POWER Number 2 Morning Line (2-1) Best Bet Overview #2 AMERICAN POWER (2-1): G3 winner drops down after facing much better, looks like the controlling speed, and yet…

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Play of the Day – September 1st 2021

Play of the Day Race Date September 01, 2021 Track Saratoga Race 5 Overview A meek N2L with several who seem to be stuck in neutral and have little upside, while #2 SWEED EFFECT (5-2) goes second-off a long layoff and should improve greatly. Pace It looks there for the taking, which means #2 SWEED EFFECT (5-2) can get loose early on the stretchout. Trends You better be close on this main track, especially going long, as all meet horses have had trouble making up ground. Best Bet SWEED EFFECT Number 2 Morning Line (5-2) Best Bet Overview #2 SWEED EFFECT (5-2): Lightly raced runner drops slightly, goes…

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Play of the Day – August 29th 2021

Play of the Day Race Date August 29, 2021 Track Saratoga Race 8 Overview A bigtime AOC with a potential superstar in #2 Beau Liam (4-5), but he could also regress and will have to work hard early, which may set it up for someone late. Pace It looks hellacious, and that includes the stiff favorite #2 Beau Liam (4-5), who will have to run hard every step of the way, and that might leave him vulnerable late to the one worthwhile stalker/closer in #9 COST BASIS (8-1). Trends You better be close on this main track, but this one has the look of a race that could…

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