Saratoga | Race 6 | Post Time 3:48 p.m. (ET) | Go to the FREE TimeformUS PPs
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Win With Pride (#4) is the horse to beat, but I don’t think he has any kind of major edge on this field, even as he drops slightly in class. He had dead aim on the front-runner at Monmouth last time, and just couldn’t keep up in the stretch. I think he’s going to have to show up with a solid effort to beat this field. I prefer him to Keepingitquiet (#7), who was racing inside on the best part of the track last time and may not have run quite as well as it seems. He also gets a mildly negative trainer change to Gary Gullo, who has poor numbers with his turf starters (46 Trainer Rating).
I’m trying to beat them both with ANY QUESTIONS (#5). I know that his last race was somewhat disappointing, but I think he ran a bit better than it seems at first glance. Kantune was the lone speed in that race, and Any Questions had to be sacrificed to any extent, going after him around the far turn through a third quarter in a snappy 23.14 seconds. He got passed in the stretch, but never gave up and was even trying to re-rally as they approached the finish. Now he gets a trainer change to Jeremiah Englehart, who has been doing well with turf starters in recent months.
Exacta Key Box: 5 with 4,7,9,10