Saratoga Horses in Focus for Saturday, August 24

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Race 4: Off the Record (#5)

  • Got a good education in his debut, taking dirt early before coming through along the inside.
  • That 106 TimeformUS Speed Figure he earned is about as fast as Performer’s best figure, and he’ll be a much shorter price.
  • DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past 5 years, Rodolphe Brisset is 8 for 12 (67%, $6.98 ROI) with last-out maiden winners on dirt.

8-1 on ML

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Race 5: Promises Fulfilled (#1)

  • Runs his best races when he’s aggressively ridden away from the gate, and that will be a necessity given this rail draw.
  • Had legitimate excuses for his losses to Mitole in the Churchill Downs and Met Mile.
  • Ran two of the best races of his career over this track last summer.

5-2 on ML

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Race 10: Sadler’s Joy (#9)

  • Is likely to get an honest pace to close into given the presence of the rabbit, Proven Reserves.
  • Was completely stymied in traffic during the stretch drive of the Bowling Green last time.
  • May appreciate this switch to Jose Lezcano, since his prior rider just didn’t seem to be clicking with him.

9-2 on ML

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Race 11: Looking at Bikinis (#9)

  • Was very impressive when overcoming an uncomfortable trip to win his return race two back.
  • Almost certainly would have won the Curlin if he had not been guided down to the deadest of deal rails for the entirety of the race.
  • The Pace Projector is predicting he’s fast enough to make the lead, and there isn’t a ton of speed in this Travers.

10-1 on ML

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