PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  8/3/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Saratoga – Race 1 
Race overview:  An NYB MSW for 2yos routing 1 1/16 miles on the inner turf, with several decent prospects and names to remember down the line. 
Pace:  It’s a two-turn turf route, with a quick run to a first turn that most of these have never seen before, so things can get quick in a hurry. 
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:  #1 B D SAINTS (5-2) (turf or dirt): Ellis invader obviously faced open foes on debut, when an encouraging 4th with some trouble too, drew perfectly, lures Prat, and has two key edges here; not only an experience one on most, but the debut was at two turns as well. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single to kick off the early Pk5. 
POD/Meet Stats:  Sar POD: 12-3-3-1 ($2.18/$5.70) 

Sar Meet Overall: 143-31-28-32 ($1.54/$4.93)