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TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

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Race 6:
Hookup (#5)

The Pace Projector is predicting he will get a fast pace to close into.
Was impressive when winning his maiden over a decent field last fall.
Should be fit for his return since he’s been working steadily since late April.
12-1 on ML

Race 7:
Ellery Lane (#6)

Was a decent fourth behind eventual Group 1 winner Roly Poly in her final start in Europe.
Chad Brown gets a 100 Trainer Rating off layoffs of this type.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Brown is 6 for 10 ($4.90 ROI) with foreign shippers in turf routes at Saratoga.
4-1 on ML

Race 9:
Unchained Melody (#5)

The Pace Projector is predicting she will be on the lead, which gives her a clear advantage in a race lacking other front-runners.
Has finished strongly in both of her route attempts and should have no problem handling this 10-furlong distance.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Brian Lynch is 15 for 55 (27 percent, $2.64 ROI) with horses coming off wins in graded stakes races.
3-1 on ML

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