Wednesday's Best Bet: Running Bee stings foes at Saratoga

Wednesday’s 10th race from Saratoga is a maiden special weight event with a purse of $105,000 for 3-year-olds and up traveling 1 3/16 miles on the turf course. Post time is 6:13 p.m. EDT.

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No. 7 Running Bee (4-1) hooked a runaway winner in his long-ago turf route bow, and he added blinkers and returned with another place finish behind a sharp winner July 2. The show finisher from his last returned to graduate in his next start, and Chad Brown’s colt might move up in his second start after a long layoff. 

No. 4 Evan Harlan (9-2) hit the board in all four turf starts and was the beaten favorite in his last three. He adds blinkers and should be forwardly placed in a race lacking front-end speed, and Wednesday’s pilot Luis Saez guided him to a nose defeat May 21. 

No. 8 Most Wanted Man (7-2) rallied to complete the trifecta in both turf routes. Chad Brown’s gelding gets the services of Irad Ortiz Jr. and should be heard from late. 

No. 9 Cloud Forest (4-1) landed the place in his dirt route bow and regressed second time out. His turf pedigree is OK, and he rates a look if he runs back to his debut. Flavien Prat hops aboard for Bill Mott. 

No. 5 Clubbing (8-1) is lightly raced with upside for Shug McGaughey. His dam has produced a turf winner, and he might improve in his second turf route. 

Wagers: 

No. 7 to win

Trifecta key 7/4-5-8-9

Trifecta 4-5-8-9/7/4-5-8-9

Recent Best Bet winners

Friday - Ready to Purrform ($9.80), trifecta ($469.00)
Saturday - Nations Pride/Annapolis exacta ($29.20)
Sunday - With the Moonlight ($4.30), exacta ($7.50)
Monday - Loyalty ($7.00), exacta ($23.80)

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