US Horse Racing Tips: Best bets from Saratoga on Saturday

Rastafara Saratoga
Today's best bet Rastafara runs at Saratoga

Nick Shiambouros fired in another winner when his only selection Big Everest won easily. Nick returns to the Spa with two more selections from the Saturday card featuring the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks...

"I think she is well worth another chance, and is my best bet of the day"

Back Rastafara Race 8 in the 22:03 at Saratoga @ 3.55/2

Space Launch to blast home

Race 7 21:29 Saratoga - Space Launch

Space Launch is taken to win this $80k optional claimer on the turf.

This Bernadini colt finished third to Safe Conduct in a similar event at Belmont in May. He made a three wide move at the entrance to the straight, and finished strongly without troubling the easy winner. This was his first start in seven months and ran as if he needed it. Trainer Christophe Clement did this column a big favour yesterday when Big Everest hacked up, and hopefully can get the job done again. BSP is recommended.

Rastafara worth another go

Race 8 22:03 Saratoga - Rastafara

Rastafara should go close in this Maiden Special Weight on the inner turf.

This filly finished third to Third Draft at Belmont Park in May. Her rider lost his irons at the start and had to be taken up costing valuable ground. She recovered, and finished strongly but the damage was done. It is difficult to know if she would have won, but was a little unlucky nonetheless. I think she is well worth another chance, and is my best bet of the day. Trainer Chad Brown has had a slow start to the meeting, but took the feature yesterday. Anything around her Morning Line of 3.55/2 will do.

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