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Well, Talk Veuve to Me certainly is a worthy favorite. She has talent, good company lines, and is in top hands.

Further, she was a very game third in her first start since undergoing a myectomy to correct an entrapped epiglottis.

And trainer Rudolphe Brisset’s horses run better second time of a break. She is bred both sides to handle wet footing in the forecast. But answer these questions at 2-1 or less? Not for us today.

Saguaro Row has some pluses and she offers value at her morning quote, even if 9-2 may be a bit overly optimistic; 3-1 would be square enough.

Since returning from a 13-month layoff in a new barn with 4-year-old maturity for Michael Stidhams, she is 2-for-3, including a victory in the slop.

Significantly, given her a switch to the outside in a small field, Joel Rosario, 2-for-2 on this filly, reunites with her while she is getting huge class relief dropping out of the G2 Princess Rooney. Expect him to play it off the break.

We’ll bet our min, needing 3-1 to win, and will consider the favorite and Awestruck as exotic possibilities. The board will call those shots.

SUNDAY RESULTS: Our choice, Shancelot, ran off the screen, as the favorite.

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  1. Must write Mr. Pricci that you are a bit vague, or not precise, in your informing us blokes how you are gonna bet.

    In the feature today, I am going to make my second bet on a Saratoga race (my first bet paid $47; a shipper from Finger Lakes – (hey, Alice, ya gotta brag once in a while, the opportunity so rare).

    Today is a shipper from Delaware: Mr. Al’s Gal; hasn’t been abused to much (number of race to date, Alice), does belong in the race IMO, got a good jock up, has won the most money to date, and is usually right there down the stretch. Why not?

  2. Are you being purposefully obtuse? Not trying to be impolite here but it’s pretty clear I’m betting Saguaro Row to win, if I can get in the neighborhood of 3-1, and exotics depend on what the tote looks like–or might not bet exotics at all.

  3. Just checked entries; two scratches including early favorite, down to field of four now ; 3-1 a pipe dream now. Might not bet at all.

    But I’m still on record with same selection to win.

  4. Another stake race with a purse of $100,000 attracting only four final entrants. So much for purse size filling a race. Seems NYRA can’t give away the casino dole they receive (oh, I know, the dole is supposedly for the land).

    The owner(s) of the plug I’m betting will get a minimum of $4,000 even if the plater is on the far turn when the winner crosses the finish line. Ought to be a thrilling race as only four plodders turn for home. Think any of us suckers, err bettors, are gonna win enough on the race for a beer and a dog? Think something smells as usual?

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