07/26/2013 4:31PM

Saratoga Vulnerable Favorites, Live Longshots, and Spot Plays: July 28


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Saratoga Race 1, (1:00 ET)

BELLARMINE (#2, 6-1) McPeek has been dying to get this promising colt back to the grass, and here's a great opportunity as he exits a rugged renewal of the Matt Winn while getting Javier and an inside post versus beatable faves such as Play It Loud (36-1 last out) and Joha (more productive at 2). Should be able to secure a nice stalking trip before moving along with his familiar kick. – Marty McGee

Saratoga Race 1, (1:00 ET)

HAMP (#5, 10-1) showed tremendous improvement stretching out to two turns for low profile, but solid conditioner; light Beyer ensures big price.- Chuck Kuehhas


Saratoga Race 5, (3:03 ET)

ACADIAN CONNECTION (#6, 20-1) stretches out again, and the figures he posted last year in his routes fit well with these; this is the furthest he's been but the extra distance should work to his advantage. - Kenny Peck

Saratoga Race 5, (3:03 ET)

RAFFIES BAY (#7, 10/1) made promising turf debut at Tampa, then had disastrous trip in first start for new trainer; deserves chance to rebound, at what should be a good price. - Mike Beer


Saratoga Race 5, (3:03 ET)

Horse-for-course aficionados will want to give this 5-year-old gelding TURN UP THE MUSIC (#2, 12-1) a look, as his only prior Saratoga turf sprint was a maiden win that was easily the top performance of his career, albeit back in 2011.-Dave Litfin



Saratoga Race 2, (1:30 ET)

GRANNY Mc’S KITTEN (#10, 2-1)

The upside to Ken Ramsey is how frequently he wins, especially with his Kitten's Joy homebreds, but c'mon, not all of them are world-beaters. This one's a first-timer who not only draws a brutal post, but also is being asked to go 2 turns at first asking. Works for C. Brown say the filly might be OK, but at 2-1 on the line, we'll take our chances with something different. - Marty McGee

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