Play of the Day
Race Date July 22, 2021
Track Saratoga
Race 9
Overview A F/M N1X that seems there for the taking, with a strong favorite in #3 Ice Princess (8-5), who doesn’t have to win, and a non-descript field that surrounds her.
Pace On paper it looks hot and contested, especially for a two-turn dirt route, so the ability to pass horses could be key, even though that goes against the overall track profile.
Trends Tactical speed, as per usual, has been extremely important, with very few winners coming from off the pace early in the meet.
Number 5
Morning Line (6-1)
Best Bet Overview #5 PORTILLA (6-1): Lightly race missed has run just twice and never past 7 furlongs, but she’s bred for it, has settled nice in both career starts, and could be poised for a breakthrough in a race where a fresh new face seems the right approach.
Picks & Plays WPS bet, EXBX with #3, and a must-use in the late Pk5/Pk4 as well.
Stats 202-43-28-29 ($1.75/$5.10 ROI overall through 7/21) Sar Meet: 41-18-2-5 ($3.57/$6.50 ROI through 7/21)