PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  8/24/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Saratoga – Race 8 
Race overview:  A competitive 20k claimer for 3upfm’s going 6 Fs on the main track. 
Pace:  It looks hot and contested, as there are several here who want to motor early and often. 
Trends:  The main, which has gotten plenty of use during the meet, continues to play fair, though early speed is always be preferred. 
Best Play:  #7 Meraviglioso (6-1): Stalker rises a tad in class off the claim for Ryerson, a good horseman who doesn’t reach for many (2-for-13), and that strong 2nd last time for 16k gives him plenty to work with. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the late Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
POD/Meet Stats:  Sar Meet Overall (through 8/20: 291-66-59-48 ($1.73/$5.10) 

Sar POD (through 8/20): 23-4-5-3 ($1.84/$4.81)