PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  8/18/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Saratoga – Race 5 
Race overview:  An extremely deep and competitive N1X for 3up going 1 3/16 miles on the Mellon turf. 
Pace:  There’s not much here, so expect a compact group and a sprint late, especially since this is a long trip and more than a few might be suspect over it. 
Trends:  We all know the nightmares of the turf over the course of the meet, so there’s not a ton to gleam over either turf courses. 
Best Play:  #6 CATCH THAT PARTY (3-1) (turf only): NYB had a brutal trip on the turf two-back yet still got up to win, has the figures to compete with this open group, and yet may get overlooked a bit because he’s an Empire-bred. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single to end the early Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
POD/Meet Stats:  Sar Meet Overall (through 8/13: 241-55-49-40 ($1.65/$4.98) 

Sar POD (through 8/13): 20-3-4-2 ($1.31 /$3.72)