Archive for August 13th, 2009

Day 14 Recap At Saratoga – A Lesson In Humility (8/13)

Aug 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Two weeks into the Saratoga meet and I’ve felt every emotion you can feel.  I’ve gone from complete humiliation to exhilaration, to fatigue and nausea, to satisfaction and heartbreak.  But through it all I’ve learned that handicapping is never anything you take for granted — and you shouldn’t  get cocky when things are going well.

Since Wednesday’s great run, I’ve gone 0 for 12. So, all that bravado about teaching the dragon a thing or two is all a bunch of bull.  At least I had a good exacta and triple box in race 9 and my best bet in race 10 ran second so if you keyed, you hit a good number in the exacta.  All that means is I’m ready to go for Friday’s card — feeling relief that I have so many more chances to reward my fellow handicappers with quality picks the rest of the way!



Day 14 At Saratoga – Going “All” In (8/13)

Aug 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm at The Spa — not so enthralled with the card, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a profitable day.  In race 4, All West (#3) may be the controlling speed in a race without much pace.  I will key him in all my doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with Triple Glory (#8).

In race 10, Catty Madeline (#9) can sit a nice trip outside the speed in this turf sprint, I’m using her in exactas with Hangingonaprayer (#2) and Collar (#8) and in doubles and pick 3′s. Here’s the entire card except race 1 (the jump race) and good luck!

Race 2: 5 and 2

Race 3: 5 and 1

Race 4: 3 (Best Bet) and 8

Race 5: 5 with 6 and 1

Race 6: 2 with 10 and 7

Race 7: 9 and 8

Race 8: 2 and 4

Race 9: 4 with 7 and 2

Race 10: 9 (Best Bet) with 2 and 8