Just when the going has gotten tough in the last fortnight, along comes Any Given Saturday, 2-5 to stop the bleeding in the Grade 2 Brooklyn Handicap at nine furlongs. The Todd Pletcher three-year-old has come to hand this summer and is in the conversation when it comes to viable Breeders’ Cup Classic contenders. He’s sharp, he’s fresh, and he’s much faster than the group. His high cruising speed will allow Garrett Gomez to do whatever he wants.

As the most probable winner, he’s unbettable. But we will make a cold exacta that will count as a win play in the dollar return totals. Sightseeing is much, much better than he showed in the Travers. Despite training better than he ever had in his life, he was inexplicably dull. Now he’s back at his favorite distance, on his favorite surface where he’s never finished out of the money in three starts, winning two. Hot riding Javier Castellano replaces the injured Edgar Prado.

Running Total: (107) 39-26-11. Dollar Return: $227.30 [win selections only]