Archive for July 2010

The “First” Is The Best At Saratoga (7/31)

Jul 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm on a glorious Saturday at The Spa.  Had the late double cold on Friday’s card which gave me a flat win profit for the day — let’s hope I can keep the momentum going right away on Saturday’s card!

In race 1, Akilina (#3) will be right up there in a paceless race on turf and should get the jump on the closers to post a mild upset in The William B. Fasig.  I’m keying in the early double and pick 3 and playing an exacta box with Chestoria (#1).

In race 4, Ducale (#3) is the absolute speed and should forget to stop against these at 6 furlongs — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with Chuckie’s Honor (#5) and Ambassador Ridge (#8).  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3 (Best Bet) and 1

Race 2: 7 and 4

Race 3: 10 and 11

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

Race 5: 3 and 5

Race 6: 10 with 3 and 8

Race 7: 3 and 1

Race 8: 1 and 7

Race 9: 3 and 4

Race 10: 3 with 8 and 9

Race 11: 2 with 9 and 7



A “Red Hot” Day At Monmouth (7/31)

Jul 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Monmouth, Today's Picks

Fast and firm on a beautiful Saturday at Monmouth — the card is mediocre as they get ready for Haskell Day on Sunday.

In race 1, Red Hot Baby (#8) ships in for good connections and should get a great stalking trip to beat the local talent.  I’m keying in the early double and playing an exacta box with Gia Nina (#7).

In race 6, Ketan (#3) gets another great set-up on the turf and can repeat for good connections. I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with Lisacarroll (#7) and Ballymoy (#2).  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 8 (Best Bet) and 7

Race 2: 3, 2 and 7

Race 3: 8 and 5

Race 4: 11 and 6

Race 5: 7 and 2

Race 6: 3 (Best Bet) with 7 and 2

Race 7: 3 and 4

Race 8: 1 and 3

Race 9: 1 and 4

Race 10: 9 and 3

Race 11: 3, 5 and 7

Race 12: 4 and 12



Take A “Ride On Josephine” At Saratoga (7/30)

Jul 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm on one of the prettiest days you will ever see at Saratoga!  Not so pretty yesterday when I only listed 3 winners, 1 on top, and I was absolutely nowhere in the pick 6.  I have a good feeling about today and am excited about my selections.

In race 8, Ride On Josephine (#7) ran well in only two turf starts and gets a contested pace to run at today — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with Carmen’t Kiss (#9) and Witchesofwestfield (#8).

In race 5, Diva In Training (#7) gets a very quick pace to run at and should have some bottom off the switch from a turf route and has Rudy Rodriguez in his corner — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with Strawberry Blush (#1A) who has Cohen riding in a race where he is not riding for Jacobson — always a good angle! Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4 with 1 and 9

Race 2: 6 and 3

Race 3: 4 and 5

Race 4: 6, 5 and 3

Race 5: 7 (Best Bet) and 1A

Race 6: 6, 10 and 7

Race 7: 3 and 1A

Race 8: 7 (Best Bet) with 9 and 8

Race 9: 8 with 6 and 2



Key “Ketubah” In The Pick Six At Saratoga (7/29)

Jul 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm with a beautiful day on tap at Saratoga for the Thursday card.  However, the races are impossible to handicap because they are so competitive which should make for some good prices — especially in the pick 6, which has a $40,000 carryover from Wednesday plus a $100,000 guarantee from NYRA!

In race 9, Ketubah (#7) goes second off a layoff for Clement and Velasquez and gets a much better pace scenario to make one run, which is his winning move.  I’m going to single in the pick 6 and play an exacta box with Chorus Music (#9).  The rest of the pick 6 races (5-10) are very difficult, but my ticket looks like this:  Race 5: 3, 7, 8; Race 6: 11, 8, 7; Race 7: 7, 5 9; Race 8: 6 and 1; Race 9: 7; Race 10: 1, 5 and 7. The cost is $324 for a $2 ticket!  Remember, this is without scratches and assuming all races remain on the turf so please play accordingly!

The rest of the card is as follows without the jump race in the first:

Race 2: 3 and 5

Race 3: 7 and 6

Race 4: 4 and 6