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BEST BET: RACE 4, ROYAL LASER

FIRST RACE

DANC­ING DOLL ex­its a much-im­proved third fol­low­ing a sum­mer va­ca­tion in her sec­ond start. With blinkers on, she should be prom­i­nent in this five-fur­long maiden spe­cial. MAR­ITIME BREEZE is turn­ing back off a fad­ing fourth trav­el­ing sev­eneighths in her fourth trip post­ward. ANONY­MOUSLY missed the break be­fore fin­ish­ing a clear sec­ond at first ask­ing vs. $40K maid­ens.

SEC­OND RACE

SHE CALLS IT has worked de­cently for a trainer who can have one ready. The daugh­ter of 11% 2yo de­but sire Gi­ant Gizmo is the third from a 2yo de­but win­ner who banked $264K. DANC­ING HORI­ZON is by last year’s lead­ing Cana­dian 2yo sire Silent Name. The full-sis­ter to stakes-placed County Line­man ($325K) is com­menc­ing her ca­reer with blinkers and Lasix. SHOW­BIZ LADY flashed cheap speed when de­but­ing over seven fur­longs, and might be more ef­fec­tive in this six­fur­long sprint.

THIRD RACE

ADIOS MUCHACHO closed four-wide for sec­ond be­hind the fa­vored Not So Quiet vs. $40K NW2 op­po­si­tion in his penul­ti­mate start on the Tapeta. Ig­nore his last dis­mal race over yield­ing turf, and give him a big chance to break through here with the ad­di­tion of blinkers and Her­nan­dez. DAVKA is worth a long look off the McKnight claim, a 38% an­gle since the be­gin­ning of 2017. MARCUS showed signs of life when fourth while go­ing long in his lat­est.

FOURTH RACE

ROYAL LASER ended his “sec­on­di­tis” by beat­ing NW2 OS al­lowance/$40K stock go­ing a mile on yield­ing turf Aug. 26. Af­ter that con­fi­dence­booster, the half-brother to Kingsport should be dan­ger­ous in this one-mile OS stakes. SILENT POET is stretch­ing out off a front-run­ning score go­ing six fur­longs in his first start with Lasix. A mile is prob­a­bly far­ther than he wants to go, but he might never look back if able to shake loose early. ESKIM­INZIN is short­en­ing up off back-to-back fourths in the fi­nal two legs of the Cana­dian Triple Crown, while shed­ding some weight. BE VEWY VEWY QUIET was a lapped-on sec­ond be­hind the lat­ter in his only turf start in the six-fur­long Bold Ruckus Stakes.

FIFTH RACE

PO­LAR LIGHT made most of the run­ning when sec­ond trav­el­ing a mile and a six­teenth in his lat­est. The son of Kit­ten’s Joy can grad­u­ate on the turn­back to seven-eighths. DETROIT STEEL placed in four con­sec­u­tive races be­fore a flat ef­fort over yield­ing ground in his most re­cent ex­cur­sion. PAPA D hit the board for the first time when he was a wide/clos­ing third af­ter a tardy start Aug. 18.

SIXTH RACE

First-time geld­ing FIRST VIC­TORY could reg­is­ter his first vic­tory in this $20K sprint. The son of Vic­tor’s Cry is drop­ping from OS/$40K com­pany for his third start, while switch­ing from turf to the Tapeta. TRUTH SERUM placed in each of his last two out­ings for $16K. CHESTERMERE helped to set a slow pace be­fore fad­ing to third when drop­ping to this price last time. Use him un­der­neath in the gim­micks, along with LILLZ NOT CRY­ING.

SEV­ENTH RACE

AR­TILENA romped in a four-horse maiden spe­cial when mov­ing out to seven-eighths sec­ond-time out in a maiden spe­cial that came off the grass Aug. 22. She’s since worked im­pres­sively on the main turf course, and is by the su­perb turf sire

Ar­tie Schiller. Trainer Cather­ine Day Phillips ran sec­ond in this G1 last year with Dixie Moon. MY

GAL BETTY closed wide from sixth to take the six­fur­long Catch A Glimpse Stakes eas­ily on yield­ing turf Aug. 25. She was clearly best when dis­qual­i­fied from first for in­ter­fer­ence in the My Dear Stakes. LA PELOSA blew out on main turf here Thurs­day af­ter ship­ping over from Eng­land, where she was com­pet­i­tive in G3 stakes. She’s go­ing on Lasix, as is an­other Euro­pean im­port, MINTD, who’s mak­ing her first start for trainer Chad Brown af­ter work­ing at Saratoga. GWENDOLINE H im­proved dra­mat­i­cally last time off the McKnight claim, when she ral­lied wide from off a lively pace to win a sec­ond-level op­tional event on the grass with a 90 Beyer. She’s no slouch on the Tapeta when she’s on her game, which could be the case again here un­der the hot bug Kimura. BLURRICANE closed along the rail to cap­ture an iden­ti­cal con­test a month ago, and rarely runs a bad one. RED EX­PLO­SION nosed out the lat­ter to pre­vail in her de­but at this level Aug. 10, af­ter beat­ing N1X ri­vals on a bru­tally hot day June 30.

NINTH RACE

NASHTRICK bat­tled three-wide for the lead on the turn be­fore pulling away to win his about seven-fur­long de­but on good turf im­pres­sively. The promis­ing geld­ing has since worked nicely on the main turf with his un­beaten sta­ble­mate, Avie’s Flat­ter. FOG OF WAR beat two fu­ture maiden spe­cial win­ners when grad­u­at­ing on de­but in a maiden spe­cial turf dash at Saratoga. JUN­GLE

WAR­RIOR closed strongly from mid-pack to land his six-fur­long opener on the grass over the con­sis­tent TRICKY MA­GI­CIAN, who re­turned to fin­ish sec­ond in the Soar­ing Free Stakes. Casse’s go-to rider, JR, picks up the mount on the lat­ter.

TENTH RACE

DIS­TINCT PAS­SION raced at least five-wide all the way be­fore fin­ish­ing three lengths back in fifth vs. NW2 OS/$40K ri­vals two weeks ago. His trainer, who snapped out of a slump on Wed­nes­day, is drop­ping him way down to $10K here with Con­tr­eras, who broke his maiden. WALL STREET WOLF is chang­ing sur­faces for the drop from a key $20K turf sprint. First-time geld­ing ROCK YOU failed to stay a mile and a six­teenth last time. He should be more ef­fec­tive in this six-fur­long dash with the bug Kimura aboard.

ELEVENTH RACE

HARPER P M couldn’t keep up in a tough N1X that was run in lane 5 last week­end. This NW2 OS/$40K claimer is much eas­ier, and it wouldn’t be sur­pris­ing to see him get the job done in lane 1. WALKABOUT CREEK is also tagged for for the first time, af­ter fin­ish­ing on the edges in a sev­en­fur­long N1X. He’s by the good turf sire Lonhro, and shouldn’t mind the un­fa­mil­iar foot­ing. Win-shy FRITZIE’S BOY and ROCKBARTON are prospects for the bot­tom of ver­ti­cal wa­gers.

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