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Friday's Best Bet: Mr. Crow can get back on track in Tale of the Cat

Friday’s 9th race from Saratoga is the $100,000 Tale of the Cat Stakes for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on the main track. 

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#2 Mr. Crow (4-1) - Exits a grade one in which he faded to fourth down the lane behind Imperial Hint and Warriors Club. Will be interesting to see if Jose Ortiz hustles him out of the gate here, and if he does I think he is tough to beat. The four-year-old son of Tapizar has three wins from nine starts and two of them came at this distance. Two of those wins also came over the Saratoga dirt.

#5 Always Sunshine (3-1) - Frankie Pennington will make the trip up to NY for today’s feature. Breaking from the outside post should give him a tactical advantage here and this horse is 12-for-15 being in the money at the six-panel distance. 

#1 My Boy Tate (6-5) - The son of Boys At Tosconova has won five in a row for trainer Michelle Nevin and will likely be sent to the lead from post one. This one has posted three straight triple digit speed figures but all those came over an off track. Manny Franco will ride, and this is his first start against open company. He is 2-for-2 at six furlongs and 1-for-1 at Saratoga. 

#3 Silver Ride (5-2) - Returned from a long layoff to win by a nose at Belmont June 22. Luis Saez rides him well, and a tactical trip seems likely. 

#4 Pop the Hood (10-1) - The longest shot in the field likes this distance. He is probably in a bit too deep this afternoon. 

The Plays:

#2 to win

Exacta 1-2-3/5

Recent Best Bet Winners:

July 31 - Get Sassy/Pursuit of Lute/Unflinching Trifecta ($26.15)

Aug 1 - Your Love/Cairenn Exacta ($23.40)

Aug 2 - Eddie Haskell/Eric the Trojan Quinella ($9.80), Trifecta ($26.70)

Aug 3 - RAGING BULL ($7.30)


Aug 6 - THERAPIST ($2.70)

Aug 7- MARMALADE ($3.60)

Aug 8 - GOODBYE BROCKLEY ($5.60), Trifecta ($16.25)

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