Archive for July 2012

Being A “Man” At Saratoga (7/30/12)

Jul 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and good for the Monday card — I will be there live this week and I’ll need all my handicapping skills to navigate some tough cards, including today’s crap shoot.  I’m posting today without scratches — check my twitter account (micron11) for any updates.

In race 9, Manteca (#5) is as consistent as they come and there is enough speed to set up a good stalking trip — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6, 1 and 3.

In race 7, Prize Catch (#2) is working well locally for a very crafty turf trainer and will be a great price in tough race — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9, 5 and 1.  Here’s the entire card without scratches so check back later for changes.

Race 1: 4, 11 and 12

Race 2: 5, 7 and 1

Race 3: 7, 2, 3 and 1

Race 4: 7 with 8 and 9

Race 5: 8, 4, 5 and 3

Race 6: 2, 12, 13 and 9

Race 7: 2 (Best Bet) with 9, 5 and 1

Race 8: 7, 6, 2 and 3

Race 9: 5 (Best Bet) with 6, 1 and 3

Race 10: 9, 3 and 10



Trying To Be “Smart” At Saratoga (7/29/12)

Jul 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Muddy and good for the Sunday card with races 6 and 11 off the turf — tough conditions to handicap, but I will try and do better than yesterday’s disaster.  By the way, I will be up at Saratoga starting tomorrow through Friday, so I will handicap all week so check out my picks (there are more difficult cards next week) and good luck to everyone as the meet continues.

In race 3, Smarty Bull (#5) goes for clever connections and gets a great pace to set up late run on a wet track he likes — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 4.

In race 7, Kanagaro (#4) should get a perfect trip here and has the best figures even though he’s burned some money — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 10.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 1 and 6

Race 2: 5 and 8

Race 3: 5 (Best Bet) with 1 and 4

Race 4: 8, 3 and 4

Race 5: 5 and 1

Race 6: 4, 14 and 9

Race 7: 4 (Best Bet) with 2 and 10

Race 8: 7, 8 and 4

Race 9: 1, 7 and 3

Race 10: 4, 7 and 3

Race 11: 4, 14 and 10



A “Gallant” Effort At Saratoga (7/28/12)

Jul 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Good and good for the Saturday card — it’s tough enough to handicap Saratoga under normal conditions, but the weather may force some turf races to the dirt later today so look for some updates.

In race 5, Gallant Fields (#6) loves it wet and gets a torrid pace to set up late run — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 5.

In race 7, Pianist (#8) looks too good for these if race stays on the turf — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with 2 and 1.  Chad Brown’s horses look live all day.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 2, 9 and 1

Race 2: 5, 2 and 9

Race 3: 6, 9 and 2

Race 4: 9, 1 and 8

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

Race 6: 3, 5 and 9

Race 7: 8 (Best Bet) with 2 and 1

Race 8: 10 with 7 and 9

Race 9: 3 with 5 aqnd 1

Race 10: 1 with 4 and 7

Race 11: 15, 13 , 1 (Now off turf)!!!!!!!!



An “Inimitable” Winner At Saratoga (7/27/12)

Jul 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Good and yielding with only race 6 remaining on the turf.  The weather hasn’t cooperated over the last 12 hours, but the rest of the day looks ok, so let’s see how cooperative my handicapping is to selecting winners!

In race 6, Inimitable Romanee (#4) benefits from soft turf and can run down the leaders late at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 1.

In race 5, Majestic Hope (#15) has the best figures on dirt in this off the turf event and can get a decent stalking trip as the possible favorite — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 14 and 6.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3 and 4

Race 2: 2 and 11

Race 3: 5 and 1

Race 4: 5, 6 and 1

Race 5: 15 (Best Bet), 14 and 6

Race 6: 4 (Best Bet) with 2 and 1

Race 7: 10, 14 and 13

Race 8: 5 and 4

Race 9: 6, 13 and 16