Another fascinating handicapping exercise at Saratoga, the Grade 3 Lake George Stakes for three-year-old fillies on the grass at 1-1/16th miles. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that seven of the 11 fillies entered are not without a chance. We’ll concentrate on five, from the rail, out: Good Mood (9-2), Dashes N Dots (15-1), Miss Tizzynow (20-1), Classic Neel (6-1) and Rutherienne (3-1).

Rutherienne is the most accomplished and deserves favoritism. She has a huge late kick that served her well winning the G3 Sands Point then just missing in the G3 Boiling Springs. But a deep closer, even on this course, from the extreme outside as the early line favorite is an underlay. She’s not even as fast on performance figures as some of these, and picks up four pounds to 122.

Good Mood’s win in the G3 Regret was excellent, indeed earning the best Equiform figure in the field. She’s worked well since but must turn back with quicker here while also toting four more pounds. Leading jockey Edgar Prado rides back.

Classic Neel was third in the longer Sands Point after making a slightly premature and wide move into the stretch. The mini-turn-back could suit her perfectly, and she reunites with Elvis Trujillo, undefeated aboard her in two starts.

Miss Tizzynow is one of two interesting longshots here. Coming off a Turf Decline Line (finished well late despite hindered by very slow pace), she should improve in this start and ships in with a bullet work at her Fair Hill base for a trainer 22 percent profitable with his shippers. Jockey Jeremy Rose ships up, too.

But we’re going to land on Dots N Dashes for another talented ship-in trainer, Gregory Fox, whose runners are profitable when competing in graded stakes. Third to Good Mood in the Regret, she should control the pace here reuniting with Robbie Albarado; 1-for-1 aboard the filly at today’s distance. She never has taken a backward step on turf and owns the second best performance figure in the group. Despite the closer’s profile at play, controlling speed at a big price is too tempting to resist.

Taking Dashes N Dots to win at 10-1 or greater, and keying her in-the-money in all trifecta positions with the other four fillies.

Running Totals: (66) 30-13-10 Dollar Return: $171.10