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Saratoga Vulnerable Favorites, Live Longshots, and Spot Plays: July 19


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Saratoga Race 5, 3:08 ET

Second-time starter TALK TO ME (#8, 3-1) debuted in open company, and ran into an impressive winner who is scheduled appear in the Grade 3 Schuylerville later on the card, but she may be bet for that reason alone as she did no running in there and has landed in a maiden race that features some interesting prospects. – Mike Beer

Saratoga Race 8, 4:47 ET

SOUPER SPEEDY (#3, 5-2) has paired up big Beyer numbers in his last two outings but won the first of those races at the expense of an average entry level allowance field from which the runner-up finished a bad third in his next start and the second via a stewards disqualification against just four rivals over a wet track. He has also yet to try the local strip, having made all seven previous starts either downstate or in Florida. – Mike Welsch




Saratoga Race 1, 1:00 ET

NEWFOUND ZAPPER (#11, 15-1) has met some tough customers as four of his last five outings became key races; two of those produced four next out winners. Will try to get meet off with a bang and play to win and an exacta box with what appears to be the main speed, #2 WAYWARD SAILOR.- Chuck Kuehhas

Saratoga Race 6, 3:41 ET

INVADING HUMOR (#2, 10-1) is a square price on the Morning Line despite coming off a solid effort in her turf debut last time; the shorter distance could be considered a knock but the fact that she should get an even better race flow today than she got in that last try also makes her an appealing play at 10-1. -Kenny Peck

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Saratoga Race 7, 4:14 ET

GOOGLEADO (#1, 6-1) was narrowly beaten by Amsterdam bounce No Distinction in his lone try at Churchill downs and working like gangbusters ever since including a pair of sharp drills over the local surface. Lone caveat the fact he must break from dangerous inside post.- Mike Welsch

Saratoga Race 8, 4:47 ET

POLITICALLYCORRECT (#1, 4-1) Ken Ramsey has vowed to continue his ’13 roll from GP to Kee to CD and on into Sar, and look at what this classy 4yo has going for him: 3rd start off layoff after catching 2 sloppy tracks; a terrific work pattern for standout conditioner; plenty of opposing speed to help his kick; and the red-hot Rosario to work out the right kind of trip. – Marty McGee

Saratoga Race 8, 4:47 ET

HELLO LOVER (#2, 15-1) earned $300,000 last year after being claimed for a mere $7,500, and this gelding is rounding back to form after a fast finish at Parx Racing second time back from a well-deserved freshening; he has won twice from three starts under Irad Ortiz Jr., the loss in a photo at Saratoga last summer when herded out through the late stages. -Dave Litfin

Saratoga Race 9. 5:20 ET

BRAZEN PERSUASION (#4, 3-1) looked like a future stakes winner when rating kindly off well backed, loose on the lead rival before readily cruising to an easy victory while showing major improvement over her much needed debut when defeated by a more experienced rival. One of only two members of the Schuylerville field to have already been six furlongs, she should run down likely favorite Bahnah with another forward move. - Mike Welsch