PLAY of the DAY” by Brian Nadeau                   
Date:  8/30/2023 
Featured Track/Race:   Saratoga – Race 4 
Race overview:  A strong N1X for f/m’s sprinting 7Fs on the main. 
Pace:  It should be honest, though it doesn’t look overly heated either. 
Trends:  The main, which has gotten plenty of use during the meet, continues to play fair when it’s fast, though early speed, at the very least, is preferred, as closers are having trouble getting there. 
Best Play:  #4 Little Prankster (7-2): Class riser finally broke through last time, and she did it with aplomb too, blasting an MSW field in fast time while hinting there’s a lot more to come, and now she faces a few vulnerable rivals, especially #6 Cupid’s Heart (2-1), who looks like a bounce candidate off such a fast run last time. 
Bet Types:    Aggressive WP bet and single in the early Pk5/Pk4, and to kick of the middle 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)