Archive for August 26th, 2009

Day 25 Recap At Saratoga — No Day At The Beach (8/26)

Aug 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Let me just say that 4 weeks into the Saratoga meet and I feel like I’m being buried in the sand.  I can’t consistently pick winners on top and my friend Brian is out-handicapping me.  Today I listed 6 winners, but only two on top.  And I only hit two exacta boxes out of seven, so my most profitable bet the past 4 weeks seems like a distance memory.  The tide may be turning and not in my favor.

But let’s look at the positive side.  My two best bests ran well — Nedjma even won and paid $9.80. I also listed three doubles and two exacta boxes, plus a $168 pick 3 (races 4-6).  So, it wasn’t a complete washout, but not the way I wanted to start out Travers week.  Trying to make nice sandcastles on Thursday!

Day 25 At Saratoga — A Day At The Beach (8/26)

Aug 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm at the Spa, but it could be a nice day at the beach!  In race 1, Tar Beach (#4) has blinkers added by trainer Ken McPeek and likes the 7 furlong distance.  I’m using him with Senor Fuego (#6) and Web Gem (#5) in an exacta box and in doubles and pick 3′s.

In race 6, Nedjma (#6) stretches out in distance on the turf, matches up classwise with these and is taken to pull off the upset.  I’m boxing in exactas with Choosing (#5) and Grace Happens (#7), plus using in doubles and pick 3′s.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4 (Best Bet) with 6 and 5

Race 2: 5 and 8

Race 3: 3 with 4 and 5

Race 4: 5 and 4

Race 5: 7 with 10 and 1

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

Race 7: 1, 3 and 7

Race 8: 7 with 1 and 3

Race 9: 4 and 3

Race 10: 10 with 4 and 9