Friday's Best Bet: Emaraaty swims upstream in Oyster Bay

Friday’s 9th race from Belmont Park is the $100,000 Oyster Bay Stakes for three-year-olds and up journeying seven furlongs on the turf course (Post Time 4:52 p.m. EDT).

No. 4 EMARAATY (6-1) ran well in a trio of flat mile turf races in this country including an optional claiming score at Saratoga Sept. 3. He romped at this distance in Great Britain on all-weather ground in 2018, and he is the highest price of the three Chad Brown runners.

No. 7 Buy Land and See (12-1) makes his second start after a long layoff and he removes blinkers. The added furlong of this race is a plus and he will probably get into a forward position under Kendrick Carmouche.

No. 11 Value Proposition (5-2) is a three-time local winner exiting a stalking score as the chalk in the Red Bank at Monmouth Park. He stalked the pace and missed by a neck in the Elusive Quality Stakes at this course/distance April 24.

No. 6 Flavius (3-1) made a wide move from the outside post before splitting a 10-horse field as the beaten favorite in the Mint Million (G3) Sept. 6. He captured the restricted Lure Stakes this year and the Tourist Mile last year, and he rallied to finish a close 3rd at this course/distance in the First Defence in 2020.

No. 5 Pulsate (6-1) is a competent turf sprinter with stalking speed but he might prefer six panels or less. He might be able to hit the board. 

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