Saratoga Bob, a half-length winner of the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic in his previous start, makes his return in a $45,000 second-level optional claimer for 3-year-olds and up that serves as the feature of a nine-race program when live racing resumes at Laurel Park today. Owned by Wayne Harrison, Robert Manfuso and trainer Katy Voss, and named for his co-owner and breeder, Saratoga Bob drew Post 3 and is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line in a field of 10 that includes fellow stakes winners Greatbullsoffire and Homespun Hero. Saratoga Bob sat off long shot pacesetter Pal Cal for a half-mile in the 11/8-mile Classic Oct. 20, then dueled on a slim lead through six furlongs before edging clear in deep stretch and holding off late-running Dothat Dance for his first career stakes win. Overall he has three wins, three seconds and two thirds from nine lifetime starts. The gelded 4-year-old son of Friesan Fire cuts back to 7 furlongs today. He was a front-running four-length maiden claiming winner April 20 at Laurel in his only previous start at the distance. His regular rider, Hall of Famer Edgar Prado , will be aboard at topweight of 125 pounds, giving away three to five pounds to his rivals. First-race post time today is 12:30 p.m. There will be carryovers of $3,932.77 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 (Races 4-9) and $3,367.40 in the $1 Super Hi-5 for Thursday's opener, a $25,000 maiden claimer for 2-year-olds at 1 mile.