Thursday, August 28, 2014
A Star Is Born
Today's Saratoga feature is the Grade 2 With Anticipation for juvenile males going long and it's a beauty with potential on display everywhere. We're calling for a small upset, using Mike Maker's International Star (7-2).
While the Pletcher-trained Designed for War (5-2) was impressive winning two-turn and racing debut on this course recently, 'Star' has the benefit of more time between starts, two races worth of experience and a pedigree that screams two turns after making an impressive sprint debut at Belmont Park in late June. Rosie's quiet hands can help in this spot.
Taking International Star to win at 3-1 or greater, an exacta box with the favorite and impressive turf-debut winner Startup Nation (5-1), adding price shot ship-in Nutty Futty (10-1) to the super-exotics mix.
Number of Selections since 2007: 1601
Number of Win-Place-Show Finishers: 486-309-246
Amount Wagered: $3,202 [to win only]
Total Dollar Return on Investment: $3,289.20
Profit to Date: $87.20