Tuesday's Best Bet: Ridge Defense goes on offense at Presque Isle

Tuesday's 3rd race from Presque Isle Downs is a $5,000 claiming event for 3-year-olds and up dashing six and one-half furlongs on the all-weather surface (Post Time 5:35 p.m. ET).

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#1 RIDGE DEFENSE (9-2) followed up a local $5,000 score Aug. 5 with a runner-up finish vs. $8,000 foes Aug. 27. The sharp gelding figures to save ground stalking the pace. 

#2 Tonedaddy (5-2) turns back and returns to his claimed level after running last vs. local optional claiming foes Aug. 24. In his other two local starts, he won a $5,000 route Aug. 5, and captured an $8,000 sprint last summer. 

#5 Fly Friendly Sky (3-1) rallied wide from post 10 and edged similar local sprinters Aug. 12. Trainer Lance Stokes has good stats with his second after a layoff starters. 

#7 Tale of a Song (8-1) exits an even 3rd in a similar local sprint, and he can move forward for a profitable third after a layoff barn.  

Wagers:

#1 to win

Exacta Box 1-2

Exacta 1-2/5-7

Trifecta 1-2-5/1-2-5/7

Recent Best Bet Winners

Aug 29 - C Z ROCKET ($4.20), Quinella ($6.60), Trifecta ($19.30)
Sept 3 - GIRL DADDY ($8.60), Exacta ($22.80)

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