- SARATOGA – 9/7/2020
Nick Tammaro ~ @NTamm1215
|Race 9-||1st #3 SPEAKER’S CORNER||2ND #9 SAVOY||3RD #6 TEAM MERCHANTS|
#2 SPEAKER’S CORNER is reportedly training very strongly for his debut and has been outworking Sunday MSW winner Jane Grey. THIs son of Tapit is bred to be even better going long but appears to be ahead of the curve. #9 SAVOY is out of a dam who is a half to Mother Goose and Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Status, so more distance may help him in the end as well. Nonetheless, he is training forwardly and drew well outside on a surface that’s kind to wide moves.
|Race 10-||1ST #3 TIKHVIN FLEW||2ND #1 IMA PHAROAH||3RD #2 CUCINA|
#3 TIKHVIN FLEW goes first off a claim by a high percentage outfit and should be moving late. Even with the morning line favorite scratched, there should be enough pace in here to set up his late bid. #1 IMA PHAROAH was an impressive maiden winner last time out and now draws the inside post position. He will have to overcome that difficult spot but has speed and that is a weapon.
|Race 11-||1ST #10 SCANNO||2ND #4 BAIL OUT||3RD #6 MR. KRINGLE|
#10 SCANNO faces winners for the first time off a game score against maiden sellers last time out. Trainer Tom ALbertrani is 13% with turfers exiting maiden wins and has scored with his last 3 in those categories. #4 BAIL OUT should not be dismissed simply because he’s a maiden, as he has run races that would easily win this thing. Shortening up in distance will do him a world of good as well.
|Race 10-||1st #3 LONESOME FUGITIVE||2ND #7 PROVEN STRATEGIES||3RD #6 HELLO BEAUTIFUL|
#3 LONESOME FUGITIVE is a late runner who should be a tad closer today with the addition of blinkers. He didn’t have the cleanest of trips coming from well off the pace last time out and is deserving of another shot as the one to beat. #7 PROVEN STRATEGIES is a pace threat with an aggressive rider who has made a mockery of this colony with aggressive riding.
|Race 11-||1st #5 REINVESTMENT RISK||2ND #6 JACKIE’S WARRIOR||3RD #3 MUTASAABEQ|
#5 REINVESTMENT RISK was the most impressive maiden winner in the field and has #6 JACKIE’S WARRIOR as a primary threat. This son of Upstart beat a loaded maiden field on debut and is still training well. The aforementioned Jackie’s Warrior has a ton of speed and should be on the lead here for connections who have excelled with 2YOs at this meet.
|Race 12-||1ST #5 BOLD GEM||2ND #13 SEIZE THE HAY||3RD #3 VICARAGE|
#5 BOLD GEM is the one to catch and should offer value in a race where the favorite is drawn to the far outside. He has run two credible races at this meet and speed is always a weapon. The aforementioned #13 SEIZE THE HAY goes 2nd off a layoff following a dull effort and will now have to negotiate a trip from the far outside.
AAAAAA Ticket: 2,6,9 / 1,2,3 / 2,4,6,8,10 / 3 / 5,6 / 2,3,5,13 for $0.20 = $72