Best bets from Saratoga on Friday

Nick Shiambouros is back at Saratoga with two selections including the featured Grade 2 Saratoga Special…

Baseline to Drive home

Race 4 19:54 Saratoga – Baseline Drive

Baseline Drive should go close in this $75k maiden claimer on the turf.

This Point of Entry filly caught the eye on debut when finishing fourth in a Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream Park in June. She missed the break, but made up a lot of ground in the closing stages and was not beaten all that far. The Chad Brown stable has been a little quiet recently, but has enormous firepower and the winners will come. I think she is open to a fair bit of improvement, and the drop in class makes her the horse to beat. Anything around [3.0] will do.

Cazadero for Asmussen

Race 9 22:46 Saratoga – Cazadero

Cazadero should make his presence felt in this fascinating Grade 2 on the main track.

This well related Stonestreet homebred is unbeaten in two starts at Churchill Downs. On his latest start in the Grade 3 Bashford Manor he disposed of a quality field in style. He took the lead in the straight, and powered home to win convincingly.


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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
27/06/20 Churchill Downs 1/7 Flat 6f Fast 8st 8lbs Ricardo Santana, Jnr

This is tougher, but this likeable colt has a good kick and is improving with racing. The Steve Asmussen stable is going great guns and the talented Ricardo Santana rides back for connections. He should be backed at around [4.0] on the exchange.