PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  9/2/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Saratoga – Race 12 
Race overview:  A wide-open 40k MCL for NYB f/m’s routing 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf course. 
Pace:  It looks on the tepid side, as there don’t seem to be too many entered who want to mix it up early, which means tactical speed will be at a premium.  
Trends:  They just haven’t run enough on the turf, or it’s been on the soft side when they have, to really get any indications on how it may play during a race. 
Best Play:  #7 Stone of Destiny (8-1) (turf only): Stalker had a real trip two-back that the chart caller completely missed, and yet she still ran well, so with clear sailing and the right kind of running style, she looks like a big threat here. 
Bet Types:    WPS bet and a must-use/potential leverage single to end 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)