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Thursday, July 24, 2014


No Escaping Experience


The problem with today's featured Quick Call at Saratoga at 5-1/2 furlongs on the turf is that the "best horses" have not run on the grass. Taking our best hold, we'll stick with experience.

Escapist (8-1) is 2-for-2 in life on turf, overcoming a gate incident to win his 5F debut and then showing gameness when challenged late in a 6F Belmont allowances. The spacing is right and he appears to have the best blend of speed and stamina to withstand what figures to be a wicked pace. At least we'll be compensated nicely to find out.

Taking Escapist to win at 5-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas with a turf debut types from a top grass barn [Clement], and productive first-turf barn [Preciado]; Pure Sensation (3-1) and Favorite Tale (5-2).

Number of Selections since 2007: 1572

Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 479-305-242

Amount Wagered: $3,144 [to win only]

Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,232.20

Profit to Date: $88.20

Written by John Pricci

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