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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


…Providing, of course, we win Friday’s featured Tale of the Cat with Pat On the Back (2-1). Didn’t need a road map to find this guy.

He doesn’t run all that often but when he does he makes it count. And he’s real good when fresh. The last four times he was coming off a layup–three longer; one shorter–he’s won three and placed once.

Plus, he’s laudable versatile, any trip from six furlongs to a mile will do very nicely. Further, he’s exiting the state-bred Commentator Stakes. We know these are opens but two of three out of the Commentator won next time out.

Dylan Davis has four wins and a second on him since July, 2018 as rider and horse fit each other’s dynamics nicely. Trainer Jeremiah Englehart is profitable lifetime in non-graded stakes events.

Given the competitive nature of this heat, getting at least the morning line quote is very likely, and we’re taking him to win.

We’ll go for a little gusto with a small TRI key that includes price shots Uno Mos Modelo (10), Bon Raison (12-1) and Eight Town (12-1).

YESTERDAY: Fetching? Not pretty at all. Terrible performance, never raised a gallop; maybe some went amiss. Such as the selection posted here. Ugh!

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  1. Pat On The Back: Certainly s/be the favorite. Won the most money to date but has a jock up who can’t find the winner’s circle unless he is on Pat; three wins in 74 races, with two of them coming from not falling off of Pat. Not convinced that Pat is a sprinter. I rarely bet this track and I am not gonna bet this race. but if you got any money left a bet on Irad riding a sprinter makes sense to me (whats a beer cost at Saratoga, Alice?)

  2. Didn’t see a beer price but passed by a sign offering a Sausage & Peppers hero for $13. I figure a double-saw buys you lunch. Don’t know if Foster’s is offered.

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