Play of the Day
Race Date August 06, 2021
Track Saratoga
Race 9
Overview An absolutely G1-caliber renewal of the G3 Troy, which has attracted arguably the best three turf sprinters in the country, and several others who could upset with their best.
Pace For a world-class turf sprint it doesn’t look overly heated early, so tactical speed—which is always a plus over the course—could be that much more important here.
Trends The turf is finally a legitimate firm, though it’s best to take note how it plays Wednesday and Thursday to get a real feel.
Number 11
Morning Line (7-2)
Best Bet Overview #11 BOUND FOR NOWHERE (7-2) (turf only): Ward star sussed out as the inside speed last time when a disappointing 3rd in the G1 Jaipur, but that’s not the trip he wants—or will pull here—as there are a few on the cheap side (#8 and #9) to his inside that he can press early before he makes the ever-important first run entering the far turn.
Picks & Plays Aggressive WP bet, strong EX over #7 with a smaller backup underneath, and single in the late Pk5/Pk4 as well.
Stats 212-46-30-29 ($1.73/$5.10 ROI overall through 8/1) Sar Meet: 142-41-25-19 ($2.03/$5.31 ROI through 8/1)