07/30/2006 12:00AM

Litfin's Saratoga plays for Monday, July 31


The outcome of Sunday's bankroll play had yet to be determined as this was written, so we?ll bring the accounting up to date with the results for Sunday and Monday when week #2 gets underway on Wednesday.



Turf routers often run well off the layoff, and Flying Zee Stable - the leading owner at Saratoga last year with eight wins - often has their turf routers ready to fire when fresh. Harlanquin has not been out since finishing ninth at 87-1 on this same Mellon (outer) course at the Spa 51 weeks ago, but the quality of opposition he faced in that maiden special-weight race, and two previous turf races for that matter, was light years better than what he faces in this maiden-claiming event.

The bet: $50 to win on Harlanquin (turf only).

Total wagers through Saturday: $200
Total return through Saturday: $111
Total win/loss through Saturday: minus $89