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US Racing Tips - Grade One tips at Arlington Park and Saratoga August 14

By Jon Vine
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13 Aug 2021
  • We've published our US Racing tips for Saturday 14th August
  • Three Grade Ones feature on the card at Arlington Park
  • Saratoga also stages the Fourstardave Handicap
  • Santa Barbara, Tango Tango Tango and Set Piece feature amongst our tips
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US Racing fans have four fantastic Grade One races to take in on Saturday. Arlington Park stages a card feature three top-level races, while racegoers at Saratoga have the Fourstardave Handicap to take in.

We've taken a look at all four races and picked out our best US Racing betting tips.
    Table Of Contents
  • Race 1 -  Beverly D. Stakes Tips
  • Race 2 - Bruce D. Stakes Tips
  • Race 3 - Mr D. Stakes Tips
  • Race 4 - Fourstardave Handicap Tips
Arlington Park Tips - Saturday 14th August

Race 1 -  Beverly D. Stakes Tips

SANTA BARBARA finally lived up to her reputation by claiming victory in the Belmont Oaks on her most recent run. Aidan O'Brien's raider had been beaten three times on European soil this term, but made no mistake on her US debut, powering home late to score a cosy victory under Ryan Moore.

Lemista, formerly trained by Ger Lyons in Ireland, and recent New York Stakes winner, Mean Mary provide serious competition. Yet, I'm finding it hard to desert Santa Barbara, who will find futher improvement as the season progresses.

Race 2 - Bruce D. Stakes Tips

Tango Tango Tango11:28pm Arlington Park Bruce D. Stakes (Grade 1) 1mGET 5/2 HERE
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This is far from the strongest renewal of the race formerly known as the Secretariat Stakes that we've ever seen, so I have no problem siding with the improving TANGO TANGO TANGO, who only ran in Listed company last time out.

Jack Sisterson's three-year-old scored an impressive win in the American Derby on his last start, defeating King Of Miami in fine style. That course-and-distance winning form will stand him in excellent stead on Saturday, and Declan Cannon will fancy his mount's chances.

Race 3 - Mr D. Stakes Tips

Space Traveller E/W12:13am Arlington Park Mr D. Stakes (Grade 1) 1m2fGET 16/1 HERE
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The betting for this year's Arlington Millions is dominated by Domestic Spending, who'll be looking for his fourth Grade One victory on the bounce. Aidan O'Brien's consistent performer, Armory make his first appearing in the States and he's the only other runner sitting on a single-figure price.

Given the massive gap in the market, I'm inclined to back SPACE TRAVELLER at an each-way price. While in the care of Richard Fahey, Space Traveller won the Group Two Boomerang Stakes, and scored in the Ganton Stakes on his reappearance at York. 

Regular partner, Danny Tudhope travels over from England to partner this son of Bated Breath on his first start for Brendan Walsh, and the US style of racing could really suit this powerful sort.

Saratoga Tips - Saturday 14th August

Race 4 - Fourstardave Handicap Tips

Set Piece11:13pm Saratoga Fourstardave Handicap (Grade 1) 1mGET 9/2 HERE
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Many of the eight runners in this race like to come from off the pace, including favourite Raging Bull, a three-time Group One winner who's shown some good form this season. Chad Brown's charge only finished fifth in this race last year after being drawn in stall one. Irad Ortiz has been placed on the rail once again, and will need to get the run of the race to mount a telling challenge from there.

Better placed to strike late is SET PIECE, who's won three of his five starts since moving to the US. Brad Cox's recruit bolted up at Churchill Downs last time out, clocking some very strong speed figures in the process, and the race will likely be run to suit. He'll be my final selection.


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