Archive for July 2011

Play On “Pay” At Saratoga (7/31)

Jul 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm on a beautiful day in upstate NY — had a good day yesterday with 3 winners on top (7 listed) during a difficult Saturday card so let’s see how I do today.

In race 9. The Grade 1 Ruffian, Payton d’Oro (#5) gets a great stalk and pounce trip as the favorite in good field — I’m keying in all doubles and the late pick 3/4, plus playing an exacta box with #2.

In race 10, Hear the Footsteps (#4) will sit right off the speedy Writingonthewall (#5) and prevail for Linda Rice, who has been very cold so far this meet.  I’m keying in all late multi-race wagers and playing an exacta box with #’s 2 and 5.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4 with 5 and 3

Race 2: 5 with 2 and 10

Race 3: 8 and 3

Race 4: 10, 3 and 4

Race 5: 6 with 4 and 3

Race 6: 4 with 6 and 3

Race 7: 10, 15 and 5

Race 8: 1 and 5

Race 9: 5 (Best Bet) and 2

Race 10: 4 (Best Bet) with 2 and 5



“Ravi’s” The Rave At Monmouth (7/31)

Jul 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Monmouth, Today's Picks

Fast and good for fabulous 14 race card on Haskell Day — only went 1 for 12 on yesterday’s card with 4 winners listed so I have to do better today!

In race 11, The Grade 3 Matchmaker, Ravi’s Song (#6) really took to the turf last time and has run against some pretty tough horses on dirt and can close again and beat this group at a price — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with #’s 4 and 2.

In race 6, The Jersey Derby, Beachcombing (#8) has run two great races on the local turf course and is ready to win today — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with #’s 6 and 2.

In race 5, The Regret, Hour Glass (#3) is going for the hottest trainer on the planet and has the numbers to win this from just off the pace — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with #7.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3 and 8

Race 2: 5 and 4

Race 3: 3, 8 and 1

Race 4: 7 and 5

Race 5: 3 (Best Bet) and 7

Race 6: 8 (Best Bet) with 6 and 2

Race 7: 1, 5 and 7

Race 8: 8 and 6

Race 9: 7 with 2 and 4

Race 10: 8 with 2 and 3

Race 11: 6 (Best Bet) with 4 and 2

Race 12: 4 and 6

Race 13: 1 and 10

Race 14: 8, 7 and 4



Take A “Sabbatical” At Saratoga (7/30)

Jul 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and good (race 11 off turf) for the Saturday card — I went 0 for 9 yesterday so I can’t do any worse today, but I have a good feeling about the races.

In race 5, Radical Sabbatical (#6) has run well fresh and gets a little give in the course which is preferable and Dominguez has ridden him well in the past — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with #’s 5 and 11.

In race 8, Sassy’s Dream (#5) can sit a good stalking trip with Desormeaux,  likes a little give in the course and will be a good price — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with #’s 6 and 10.

In race 9, The Grade 1 Diana, Bay to Bay (#5) is in great form and likes a less than firm course — taken to upset at a decent price.  I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with #4.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6 with 2 and 1

Race 2: 5, 3 and 6

Race 3: 8 and 2

Race 4: 8 and 5

Race 5: 6 (Best Bet) with 5 and 11

Race 6: 2, 5 and 6

Race 7: 2 and 8

Race 8: 5 (Best Bet) with 6 and 10

Race 9: 5 (Best Bet) and 4

Race 10: 7 and 4

Race 11: 4 and 1A



Ok To Take A “Fall” At Monmouth (7/30)

Jul 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Monmouth, Today's Picks

Fast and yielding with only race 6 remaining on the turf.  Went 3 for 12 on the Friday card and both best bets lost so I will have to do better today.  In race 6, Cascadilla Falls (#5) has tremendous speed and keeps on going — ran great in one turf start and can take another.  I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with #3.

In race 9, Double Desert (#2) gets inside and can track a stretch-out sprinter and get the jump on the closers — I’m keying in all doubles and pick 3′s and playing an exacta box with #9.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 6 and 8

Race 2: 11 with 1 and 8

Race 3: 1 and 2

Race 4: 3, 4 and 9

Race 5: 3, 8 and 1

Race 6: 5 (Best Bet) and 3

Race 7: 1 and 7

Race 8: 6 and 1

Race 9: 2 (Best Bet) and 9

Race 10: 13 and 8

Race 11: 5 and 8

Race 12: 3, 6 and 2