Saratoga Horses in Focus for Saturday, August 3

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Race 2: Uncle Sigh (#7)

  • Was competitive at this level when in Chris Englehart’s barn last year.
  • Encountered trouble on the far turn last time as he was steadied when making a winning move.
  • Is apparently training well for this race, hence the confidence displayed by the connections.

6-1 on ML

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Race 4: Coltandmississippi (#9)

  • Has actually run some of his best races on the turf, though that may not be apparent from his recent form.
  • Possesses good tactical speed, which is often needed going this distance on the inner course.
  • Jason Servis gets a 100 TimeformUS Trainer Rating first off the claim.

6-1 on ML

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Race 7: Sacred Life (#5)

  • Should appreciate the chance to race over firm turf after encountering soft and heavy ground too often in France.
  • Should be effective going this distance after not responding too well to longer trips over the past year.
  • DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past 5 years, Chad Brown is 7 for 16 (44%, $3.25 ROI) with foreign shippers on the turf at Saratoga.

5-2 on ML

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Race 8: Bellafina (#2)

  • Will certainly appreciate the turnback in distance after being asked to run farther than she prefers on the Oaks trail.
  • Her Kentucky Oaks performance was not nearly as bad as it seems due to a rough trip.
  • Appears to be working very well for this return to the races.

2-1 on ML

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Race 9: McKinzie (#6)

  • Would have won the Met Mile if not for trouble in the final quarter mile.
  • Has earned some formidable TimeformUS Speed Figures going this 9-furlong distance.
  • Has been in excellent form since the spring and may be too tough for these if he merely maintains his condition.

7-5 on ML

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