PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  9/1/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Saratoga – Race 8 
Race overview:  A deep and competitive field-of-10 25k N2L’s goes 7Fs on the main. 
Pace:  It looks honest enough, as there are ore than a few who want to be involved early, which means a rating gear will come in handy at this demanding distance. 
Trends:  The main, which has gotten plenty of use during the meet, continues to play fair when it’s fast, though early speed, at the very least, is preferred, as closers are having trouble getting there. 
Best Play:  #4 Fight Fiercely (6-1): Slight class dropper also cuts back a furlong, after he made a middle-move then flattened out over the tricky 1-mile on the main, so the route foundation is there, and note that he improved significantly last time off the Rodriguez claim, as that was an extremely fast race for the level. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the late Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
POD/Meet Stats:  Sar Meet Overall (through 8/27): 344-83-71-56 ($1.71/$5.17) 

Sar POD (through 8/27): 28-5-6-4 ($1.78/$4.86)