08/08/2001 11:00PM

Saratoga Games looks like a lock


Judging by the ease of his last two wins, Saratoga Games should toy with his competition in Saturday's $75,000 Vincent A. Moscarelli Memorial at Delaware Park.

Saratoga Games meets five other 3-year-olds in the 1 1/8-mile Moscarelli.

Tony Dutrow trains the improving Saratoga Games, a winner of his last three starts. Those wins include a romp by 8 3/4 lengths in the Honor Guard and a 2 1/2-length score in the Finney Stakes, both run at Pimlico at the Moscarelli distance.

Mario Pino, fresh off winning his third consecutive Colonial Downs title, returns aboard Saratoga Games from post 3.

Wedlock makes his first start for trainer H. Graham Motion. Wedlock has not raced since finishing fourth in an overnight handicap at Churchill in June, but has been working sharply at Delaware for his return. Graham makes an equipment change with the addition of blinkers.

Confucius Say, who has been on a tear this year at Charles Town, ships in, and could be a live longshot, especially if the track becomes wet from the scattered thunderstorms that are in the forecast.

Confucius Say, cross entered in Saturday's Frank Gall Memorial, a seven-furlong stakes at Charles Town, has won four of five starts, ranging in distance from 4 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles. His trainer, George Yetsook, has added blinkers. In his last, Confucius Say finished a decent third as a longshot in his turf debut in the Virginia Derby. When he won the 1 1/8-mile Strike the Gold Handicap at Charles Town earlier this summer, Confucius Say was allowed to set dawdling fractions en route to a half-length win.

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