PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  7/27/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Saratoga – Race 2 
Race overview:  A relatively modest 50k N2L routing 1m on the inner turf, as many here have suspect form and look like underlays. 
Pace:  There’s not an abundance here, which suggest things could be on the slow side early, and therefore tactical speed will be a big asset. 
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:  #4 TAP IT UP (5-1) (turf only): Stalker was in against AOC 3yofs last time, and while she faces older today, this still seems like a drop, and that was also her first start against winners, so she was thrown to the wolves a bit, yet still ran well to be a close 8th, and should only build off that encouraging try. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the early Pk5, and to kick off the early 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)