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Race 1 $105,000 Maiden Special Weight 8.5F Turf 12:35 PM

Interesting race to start the day. I’m taking the #4 Mullingar with Jockey Jose Ortiz on top.The #7 “Battle of Normandy” was purchased for $500K and is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds.”Normandy” has been training at Saratoga since June 14, AND The horse was getting training on turf AND going for visits at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland. The #2 Alexis Zorba, a GB bred horse born in Ireland, was purchased for $450K. The Horse has just had a 5.5F race on July 22 and is owned by Calumet Farms and Trained by D Wayne Lucas. In 4th I have #5 Red Route One because Asmussen, Rosario and Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC combo are 2 for 2! HERE’S THE STATS: There have been 11 maiden races at 8.5F on turf and the jockey leaders are Jose Ortiz (3) and Prat (2). There has been only one (1) Morning Line Fav to WIN and the horse was 5-2 the other 10-horses that won, were all 4-1 to 15-1 ML Winners! No Chalk in this race!

TAKE: 4-7-2-5

Race 3 $100,000 Allowance Optional Claiming 6F Dirt 1:44 PM

Todd Pletcher, Chad Brown, Steven Asmussen and Brad Cox are the top winning trainers on dirt AND NONE of them have a horse in the race. As for jockey wins at 6F dirt it’s Saez (6) Franco (5) Irad and Prat with (3) each. Franco is on the #2 Khali Magic and Saez is on the #7 Mosienko. Oddly, these are the two horses with the fastest finish times at 6F dirt with (110.5) for both! BTW this is a GREAT REMATCH of their last race (July 15, $100K Allowance, Saratoga) where it was head to head all the way to the 6.5F finish line WITH THE SAME JOCKEYS TODAY! So here's the deal, if these two go head to head and full out there are two strong closers in this race that could catch them (MAYBE) The #6 Impazible Donna and #8 Beautiful Karen they both love 6.5F and have 1:18 finish times and kick it into gear at the 5F mark! As for STATS: There have been 31 races at 6F Dirt and 8-races have been Allowance. Saeaz has three (3) wins and Johnny V (2). The top ML fav has won three (3) races,the top 4 ML favs have won 7!!

TAKE: 2-7-6-8

Race 5 $135,000 Fasig-Tipton Lure Stakes 8.5 Turf 2:50 PM

Not much to write about, It’s absolutely clear who has the speed and there’s only one question mark in this race and it’s the Dirt horse #3 South Bend with Rosario. The horse has one of the best mile times at 1:34 AND IT’S on DIRT! Ya know that will drop to 1:33 / 1:32 on turf which would put him as the fastest horse in the group, but does he like Turf, that’s the question for the day. Two horse raced in G1’s and have a 1:39 and 1:40 8.5F time, The #8 Somelikeithotbrown with Irad AND the #4 Duke of Hazzard (FR) with Jose. The #7 Sifting Sands (GB) with Franco can fly to 1-mile at 1:32 and has hit 8.5F with a 1:41 but has not raced with this great competition before.

TAKE: 8-4-3-7

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