Friday's Best Bet: Risky Mandate commands respect in Shine Again

Friday’s 9th race from Saratoga is the $85,000 Shine Again Stakes for fillies and mares dashing seven furlongs on the main track (Post Time 5:46 p.m. ET).

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#2 RISKY MANDATE (9-2) fired in all four outings including a course/distance allowance victory last summer. She earned a decent number in a runner-up finish in her Churchill return June 28.

#5 Indian Pride (6-5) is a lightly raced filly with speed, and she owns solid numbers. Chad Brown’s filly cruised in her local debut last summer, and returned with a sharp allowance win at Belmont June 20.

#10 Please Flatter Me (8-1) has had success at this specialty distance. She fits with these and can spice up the exotics.

#9 Blamed (7-2) has been an all or nothing sort recently. She either wins easily or finishes up the track. Based on her recent zigzag pattern, she should run well today.

Wagers:

#2 to win

Exacta 2-5/2-5-10

Trifecta 2-5-9/ALL/10

July 2020 Best Bet Winners

July 4 - GUFO ($3.20), Trifecta ($34.30)
July 5 - NIGHT OPS ($4.90), Exacta ($18.40)
July 9 - Dos Vinos/Club Car Exacta ($14.80)
July 13 - MONACO PRINCESS ($5.00), Exacta ($16.40)
July 14 - Blue Buff/Deal Driven Exacta ($7.20), Trifecta ($10.00)

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