Sunday's Best Bet: Standard Deviation ready to rebound in Birdstone

Sunday’s 9th race from Saratoga is the $100,000 Birdstone Stakes for 4-year-olds and up traveling fourteen furlongs on the main track (Post Time 5:46 p.m. ET). 

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#1 STANDARD DEVIATION (4-1) has not been up to par in two starts since returning from the desert. He adds blinkers, returns to dirt, and fits with these on his best day. He has been competing exclusively on turf since June 2019, and began his career with four trifecta finishes from five dirt starts including a local maiden win. Graham Motion’s Curlin colt is interesting at a hint of a price with Joel Rosario in the saddle.

#5 American Tattoo (8-1) moves to the Jack Sisterson barn, and he can be dangerous with price horses in stakes races. He has the stamina to win a race like this and should be forwardly placed.

#6 Moretti (8-5) is a fairly reliable performer for Todd Pletcher. He finished in the top three in his last six starts. He removes blinkers and I like his early-pressing versatility.


#1 to win

Exacta 1/5-6

Exacta 5-6/1

Trifecta 1-5/1-5-6/1-5-6  

Recent Best Bet Winners

July 20 - INTHEMIDSTOFBIZ ($4.00), Exacta ($13.00)
July 21 - Flashndynamite/Slingin Sammy B/Unbridledadventure Trifecta ($4.00)
July 22 - Singular Sensation/Sharp Starr Exacta ($23.40)
July 24 - JO JO AIR ($9.20)
July 27 - HOOTIE ($7.80)
July 28 - GUILLAUME ($6.40), Exacta ($24.00)
July 31 - She's My Type/Miss J McKay Exacta ($41.80)

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