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The Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series continues on Saturday with the $300,000 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga, which serves as a prestigious qualifier for the Nov. 7 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Keeneland.

Dan’s Double of the week, featuring handicapping analysis from America’s Best Racing’s New York correspondent Dan Tordjman, is brought to you by Horseplayers.com, the official online qualifying site of the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and National Horseplayers Championship (NHC).

America’s Best Racing and handicapper (and avid gambler) Monique Vág team up to provide horseplayers with their best bets of the weekend.

Vág will identify her top picks as well as at least one longshot play of the weekend, a nice opportunity to swing for the fences on a win bet or to take a shot with a show bet. She also will occasionally look for strong exacta plays for the weekend or try to spot a nice opportunity for other wagers.

This Weekend’s Bets

The $1 million, Grade 1 Runhappy Travers Stakes is undoubtedly the biggest race on a star-studded card at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, Aug. 8.

At the start of 2020, no one could’ve predicted that the final 50-point Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve prep race would take place on the second Sunday in August at a Kentucky racetrack that's about two hours west of Louisville.

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