08/25/2006 12:00AM

Saratoga internet plays for Saturday



Oberon's Girl didn't get a terrific setup racing wide off a slow pace as Friday's bankroll play, and packed it in through the stretch to burn up our $50.

Since it's Travers Day, let's visit the virtual ATM machine and go a little over budget.


Bluegrass Cat is a very nice colt, but Bernardini is a special one, and he looks like a mortal cinch in the Travers. However, the first three legs of the $1 million guaranteed pick 4 look pretty contentious, so we'll try to get alive to the Travers favorite as follows:

BALLSTON SPA - Five of these fillies and mares are closely matched, so we'll use Asi Siempre (#1), Sweet Talker (#2), Karen's Caper (#3), Ozone Bere (#4) and My Typhoon (#7).

BERNARD BARUCH - Again, five could win it. We're using the entry of Ashkal Way (#1) and Etesaal (#1A), Dreadnaught (#2), Quest Star (#5), Badge of Silver (#7) and T.D. Vance (#9).

KING'S BISHOP - Henny Hughes (#2) is the one to beat, but he will be under hard pace pressure from an inside post so we will also include Court Folly (#4), Songster (#6) and Mach Ride (#10).

TRAVERS - Single Bernardini (#5).

The pick 4 play is 5x5x4x1 = 100 $1 combinations ($100)

Total wagers previous day: $50
Total return previous day: $0
Total win/loss previous day: minus $50

Total wagers for meet: $1,172
Total return for meet: $818.30
Total win/loss for meet: minus $353.70