Archive for August 1st, 2009

Day 4 At Saratoga – Picou “Piques” My Interest & Pletcher May Get His First (8/1)

Aug 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and good today at Saratoga with only race 2 off the turf.  Looks like Mother Nature is cooperating — which is great because it’s hard enough dealing with the dragon on a daily basis!  In race 7, a competitive allowance on the turf, Picou (#4) comes back off an extended layoff but runs well fresh and will love a soft course!  I will box him with Winchester (#8) and Sette Mezzo (#12) in exactas and play around in doubles and pick 3′s.

In race 11, Hype (#1) can live up to his name and give trainer Todd Pletcher his first win at the meet!  I’m boxing with Stevil (#8) and Key Victory (#7) and also playing in doubles and pick 3′s.

Today is the start of my personal battle with my buddy Brian, a great handicapper in his own right.  Let the best man win!  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 10 and 1

Race 2: 9 and 7

Race 3: 6 and 10

Race 4: 10, 8 and 9

Race 5: 1 and 7

Race 6: 2, 4 and 6

Race 7: 4 (Best Bet) with 8 and 12

Race 8: 5 with 12 and 2

Race 9: 7, 4 and 6

Race 10: 5 and 7

Race 11: 1 (Best Bet) with 8 and 7