PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  7/30/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Saratoga – Race 7 
Race overview:  A stakes-caliber AOC for 3up going 1 1/16 miles on the turf.  
Pace:  It looks honest, as there are a few who want to be involved early, which should tilt this towards a first-run stalker. 
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:  #2 KURAMATA (7-2) (turf only): Mth stakes winner returns as a first-time gelding after that powerful win on the shore, draws perfectly here, and has a stalking style to sit just off the speed and get the jump on the closers as well. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the late Pk5, and to kick off the late 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)