08/28/2006 11:00PM

Saratoga internet plays for Wednesday



Against my better judgement I tried to get a decent ride from my personal albatross, Julien Leparoux, in Monday's Saratoga Dew Stakes - and what did I get? I got Cayuga's Waters, who figured to be on the lead from her inside post, checking, steadying and tossing her head around while rank around the first turn and on the backstretch, and totally bottled up lacking room in the stretch behind front-running winner Judy Soda, who waltzed along wire to wire.

"With the 1 (Cayuga's Waters), I never saw a horse get into so much trouble," said Judy Soda's trainer, Tom Bush."

This was in a field of five, mind you.

We have one week left to get out of the red ink.


Rick Dutrow Jr. is among the most dependable trainers on the New York circuit, so we're going on faith that Trust Nobody will run right back to his sharp debut performance, which he lost by a half-length in a big field of 12. If he does, he should graduate from the statebred maiden ranks, and first-time Lasix is very reassuring.

The bet: $50 to win on Trust Nobody

Total wagers Monday: $50
Total return Monday: $0
Total win/loss Monday: minus $50

Total wagers for meet: $1,352
Total return for meet: $994.80
Total win/loss for meet: minus $357.20