SARATOGA – 8/28/2020
Nick Tammaro ~ @NTamm1215
|Race 1-||1st #2 CAPTAIN BOMBASTIC||2ND #1 CHOWDA||3RD #5 DREAM BIGGER|
#2 CAPTAIN BOMBASTIC appears to be an overwhelming favorite on a huge class drop. Pick 5 single to kick things off.
|Race 2-||1st #7 COME STORMING||2ND #4 PRINCESS FAWZIA||3RD #5 HURRICANE BREEZE|
#7 COME STORMING gets a more aggressive rider today and was a game 3rd last time out against #4 PRINCESS FAWZIA. Winner should come from that pair.
|Race 3-||1st #4 REJECTED AGAIN||2ND #6 PRINCIPAL DANCER||3RD #7 BANK ON THIS|
#4 REJECTED AGAIN takes a huge class drop off a layoff after chasing a hot pace and tiring when most recently seen. Has the speed to get control at the start.
|Race 4-||1ST #2 STAGE LEFT||2ND #6 MAJESTIC WEST||3RD #1 COBBLE HILL|
#2 STAGE LEFT goes 3rd off a layoff and faced considerably tougher when last seen here earlier in August. Should be forwardly placed throughout. #6 MAJESTIC WEST ships in from Kentucky and he drew favorably on the outside.
|Race 5-||1st #2 PARTY AT PAGE’S||2ND #10 B C BELLE||3RD #7 SHE’S A MAJESTIC|
#2 PARTY AT PAGE’S narrowly missed on debut and with any improvement off that effort will clear the maiden ranks today. The alternative is #10 B C BELLE, who is training well for a barn that has had a good meet.
|Race 6-||1st #3 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN||2ND #2 DOVIMA||3RD #1 LADY ROCKET|
#3 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN was bet heavily on debut and got involved in a hot pace before tiring late. She should improve with that race behind her. #2 DOVIMA is bred more for dirt than turf and has the speed to stay within range from the outset today.
|Race 7-||1ST #6 GHOUL||2ND #7 BACKTOHISROOTS||3RD #2 SAYYAAF|
#6 GHOUL made the only meaningful off the pace move last time out and has landed in a spot with a ton of speed today. Look for him late at a square price. #7 BACKTOHISROOTS rallied nicely from just off the pace last time out and is making the third start of his form cycle today.
|Race 8-||1ST #2 IRISH FRONT||2ND #4 BLINDWILLIE MCTELL||3RD #6 WILD MEDAGLIA’DORO|
#2 IRISH FRONT was an impressive maiden winner last time out when he stalked a slow pace and won going away. He will need to simply duplicate that effort to get the job done here and is a deserving heavy favorite.
|Race 9-||1ST #1 SWEET MELANIA||2ND #8 SELFLESSLY||3RD #2 MICHELINE|
#1 SWEET MELANIA is the one to beat in a weak running of this Grade 3. She has the speed to stay involved from the outset and is facing a soft group. #8 SELFLESSLY was bad last time but went wide that day and had no pace to run at, so there’s reason to believe she can improve.
|Race 10-||1ST #8 CAINUDOTHETWIST||2ND #7 SPIN YOUR PARTNER||3RD #6 BEYOND BROWN|
#8 CAINUDOTHETWIST ran a race on debut that would easily win this thing. She faced a weak field that day but does so again and is a deserving favorite. #7 SPIN YOUR PARTNER has faced much tougher in two tries and can be forwardly placed today on the return to the turf.