PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  8/19/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Saratoga – Race 9 
Race overview:  A competitive, albeit below average, renewal of the historic G1 Alabama for 3yo fillies going 1 ¼ miles. 
Pace:  There’s not much here, as #6 Chocolate Gelato (15-1) figures to go on the stretchout, which means #8 RANDOMIZED (9-2) should sit a dream 2-P stalking trip just to her outside. 
Trends:  The main continues to play fair, though speed should always be preferred, especially sprinting. 
Best Play:  #8 RANDOMIZED (9-2): Local winner aired over 1m and now draws perfectly outside the speed (#6), catches a relatively meek group, and has a huge tactical edge on the favorite (#2 Wet Paint) as well. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the late 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)