Archive for August 9th, 2009

Day 11 Recap At Saratoga — Best Bets Aren’t Winning (8/9)

Aug 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

When you have 6 winners listed and 3 on top, including exactas in races 2 and 9, you would think it’s a pretty good day.  Unfortunately, all my 3 best bests lost, and that’s not acceptable.  My horse in the last race ran second to a 15-1 shot, so maybe some had the exacta, but the other two did not run well. Got one more shot on Monday to end week 2, so hopefully things will get better.  Gotta say, I’m exhausted, but there’s still several weeks to go and I’m up to the challenge!

Day 11 At Saratoga — Is There A Handicapper “Better Than” Me (8/9)

Aug 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Today is another day to prove I’m the best handicapper in America.  All I have to do is have one winner on top to be better than yesterday when I was shut out!  Ok, fast and firm at Saratoga and I’m putting my reputation on the line — well whatever is left of it!

In race 11, Better Than Swiss (#2) is much better than anything in the race on paper and should prevail in this turf sprint.  I’m keying her in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing a cold exacta box with Lateday Edition (#9)

In race 9, The Honorable Miss, Porte Bonheur (#4) loves Saratoga, is very sharp right now and has proven she can beat Game Face (#3).  I’ll take her up and down in exactas with the favorite and key in doubles and pick 3′s.

In race 8, Just Right Officer (#5) just missed in a statebred stakes last year at a mile and one eighth — ready to win today.  I’ll key in doubles and pick 3′s and box in exactas with Western Deed (#4) and Stopbluffing (#3).  Play my late races today and here’s the entire card.  Good luck!

Race 1: 1 with 9 and 3

Race 2: 8 with 9 and 3

Race 3: 6 and 3

Race 4: 8 and 4

Race 5: 7 with 1 and 4

Race 6: 3, 10 and 12

Race 7: 4, 1 and 5

Race 8: 5 (Best Bet) with 4 and 3

Race 9: 4 (Best Bet) and 3

Race 10: 3 and 6

Race 11: 2 (Best Bet) and 9