PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau    
Date:  7/29/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Saratoga – Race 3 
Race overview:  A deep and competitive 35k N2L sprinting 5 ½ Fs on the Mellon turf. 
Pace:  It’s a turf sprint, so there will be some heat, but it also looks like #3 HATCH (8-1) could be the speed of the speed. 
Trends:  The turf has been a mixture of firm, giving, and OFF, so it’s tough to discern anything, though when it’s on the firm side, you need to be close early on, as making up significant ground isn’t easy. 
Best Play:  #3 HATCH (8-1) (turf only): Speedster ran huge at Belmont dueling early and holding for 3rd, should love the half-furlong cutback, and will need to be caught. 
Bet Types:    WPS bet and a must-use/potential leverage single in the early Pk5/Pk4 as well. 
POD/Meet Stats:  Sar POD: 7-3-1-1 ($3.72/$7.31) 

Sar Meet Overall: 91-23-15-20 ($1.57/$4.74)