Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Better Bet Now
Today's featured Spa event is the Better Talk Now Stakes for 3YO turf runners. Trainer Graham Motion has often said that it was turf specialist Better Talk Now, an upset winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf, put him on the national map. DO you think he pointed for this spot?
Making his debut for Motion at Delaware Park in early July, he won the 7-1/2 furlong Nick Shuk. This is a little tougher, as it should be; it's Saratoga.
This 3YO fits the race shape nicely, the barn is not only white hot, recently winning the G1 Sword Dancer, but second-off-a-layup is profitable scenario. Alex Cintron is up from Delaware for the ride.
Taking Craftsman (4-1) to win at 3-1 or greater and key-boxing exactas first and second with Stormi Inti (8-5) and Los Borrachos (6-1), adding Pure Sensation (5-2) to the super-exotic spread.
Number of Selections since 2007: 1594
Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 485-309-245
Amount Wagered: $3,188 [to win only]
Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,276.00
Profit to Date: $88.00