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Mike Dempsey

Saratoga free selection for  Monday:

No.  SAR Race 1 Md $65,000 (1:00 ET) ML FAIR
Classic Sense
Point Hope
Are We Not Men
King of Bay
12-1 8-1
Analysis: Classic Sense drops back in for a tag here after checking in fifth last out on the main track at Belmont Park going nine furlongs. The runner up Successful Runner exited the race to graduate in his next outing on July 11 against maiden special weight company. Two back for a $50,000 tag he ran a good second going a mile. He has a decent off track pedigree and it is very likely we are going to be off the turf again today. The colt has a pair of sibs that are winners including stakes winner Handsome Mike ($971,413).
Point Hope pressed the early pace and weakened to finish sixth last out over ground labeled as good and now drops in for a tag for the first time here for the McLaughlin barn. The runner up and fifth place finisher came out of that race to graduate in their next starts. The gelding did not show much in his lone start on dirt but that came here in his debut last summer. He is bred to like a wet track, by Elusive Quality out of a stakes placed A.P. Indy mare.
Race Rating: $$$
WIN: #4 to win at 5-2 or better.
EX: 2,4 / 2,4,5,7
TRI: 2,4 / 2,4,5,7 / 2,4,5,7,10