Archive for August 12th, 2009

Day 13 Recap At Saratoga — “V” Is For Very Good Handicapping (8/12)

Aug 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Today I gave the Saratoga dragon a spelling lesson. Finally, 3 winners on top, including two best bets (both over 2-1), plus a four race win streak (races 1-4) that featured two pick 3′s — one over $346!  I also had two exactas and several nice doubles as well. However, my luck ran out after race 7 and got shut out in the late double and pick 3.

I’m happy to say I had a flat bet profit on the win bets of $6 and I hope to continue the streak tomorrow.  Maybe I can give the dragon a math lesson!



Day 13 At Saratoga — Hoping “V” Is For Victory (8/12)

Aug 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm again at The Spa and keep in mind that the drier the track, the better speed is holding, especially in turf sprints.  Gotta give you the card today without scratches taken into consideration so please play accordingly.

In race 7, a competitive dirt sprint, Volos (#3) was just claimed by Enrique Arroyo, who does very well with first time claimers.  The race sets up perfectly for a stalker who can sit just off the speed and I’m playing him in exactas with Blue Bullet (#5) and My Golden Opinion (#9) and keying in doubles and pick 3′s.

In race 4, a marathon 2 mile race on dirt, Lord Kipling (#1) looks like a standout on paper and you might want to key him in all doubles and pick 3′s — even at a short price!

in race 6, Belle’s Home has shown speed and has run well over the Saratoga turf course last year — trainer George Weaver is due to get hot and I’m boxing her in exactas with Quiet Alice (#5) and Kaleigh Rose (#7) and using in doubles and pick 3′s.  Here’s the entire card without scratches and good luck!

Race 1: 6 with 7 and 5

Race 2: 2 and 5

Race 3: 9 with 1 and 5

Race 4: 1 (Best Bet) and 2

Race 5: 6 with 5 and 7

Race 6: 3 (Best Bet) with 5 and 7

Race 7: 3 (Best Bet) with 5 and 9

Race 8: 4 with 3 and 1   Note: Add 2 if scratches

Race 9: 4 with 1 and 6

Race 10: 10 (Best Bet) with 8 and 5