We’re partial to four of the 10 entrants but have whittled it down to two for the top prize; the favorites Manly (3-1) and Full (7-2).
Manly has improved dramatically since the Ramsey-Maker claim, which comes as a surprise to absolutely no one. He jumped up significantly winning his Churchill finale over elders and will try to stretch that speed another sixteenth.
Full is in the same boat, minus the trainer change and minus an inside post, not necessarily an advantage in these turf sprints at Saratoga. And in Al Stall, he has a horseman that always comes in here firing on all cylinders: Witness Cease yesterday.
Taking Full to win at 2-1 or greater, an exacta box with Manly, and adding Artest (10-1) and Gentlemans Code to the super-exotic mix.
Running Totals: (1123) 345-218-168 Total Dollar Return: $2,373.20 [win selections only]