Archive for August 2012

Vacation With “Hobbs” At Saratoga (8/31/12)

Aug 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Friday card (2:30pm first post) — trying to keep my stamina up for the final few days since the cards have been so difficult given all the baby races and first time turf horses.  Today’s card is uninspiring but I will do my best!

In race 2, Hobbs (#1) is the main speed from great connections and should wire these at a mile on turf — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 2.

In race 4, Sustained (#3) had useful dirt debut and now stretches out on turf for trainer who does well with that move — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 1.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 1A and 5

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

Race 3: 7 with 6 and 3

Race 4: 3 (Best Bet) with 8 and 1

Race 5: 1, 8 and 3

Race 6: 5, 2 and 10

Race 7: 5, 3 and 2

Race 8: 8, 5 and 1

Race 9: 9, 10 and 4



“Quantity” Adds Up At Saratoga (8/30/12)

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

Fast and firm for the Thursday card — another difficult card to handicap, but I will try and do better than yesterday.  In race 7, Quantity (#2) fires every time for great turf connections and gets enough pace to set up late rally — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 12 and 6.

In race 5, Lady Rizzi (#5) loves the local surface and had some trouble in last — can win this from just off the pace with a clean trip.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 7.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 8 and 11

Race 2: 1, 5 and 7

Race 3: 1 and 3

Race 4: 2, 8 and 5

Race 5: 5 (Best Bet) with 3 and 7

Race 6: 1, 9 and 6

Race 7: 2 (Best Bet) with 12 and 6

Race 8: 7, 6 and 1

Race 9: 4, 5 and 3

Race 10: 6, 2B and 7

Race 11: 1, 4 and 8



“Short” Stands Tall At Saratoga (8/29/12)

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

Fast and firm for the Wednesday card — hard to believe it’s the last week at the meet, but let’s go out with a bang!

In race 9, Short Shrift (#6) ran well in first start off the layoff and now is the controlling speed — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 12 and 1.

In race 8, Da Mi Basia Mille (#5) ran great in first turf start and can repeat with a fast pace assured — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 3.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5 and 6

Race 2: 7, 3 and 2

Race 3: 3 and 5

Race 4: 6 with 1 and 5

Race 5: 1, 8 and 4

Race 6: 7 (Best Bet) with 6 and 1

Race 7: 10, 5 and 1

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

Race 9: 6 (Best Bet) with 12 and 1

Race 10: 8, 12 and 7



Picking A “Bomb” At Saratoga (8/26/12)

Aug 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Sunday card — had a decent day at The Travers with 6 winners listed and several exacta boxes and one cold triple.  It would have been a really good day if Unbridled’s Note (#8) in the King’s Bishop found a little room in the stretch (he was much the best at 11-1).  Anyway, let’s see how resilient I can be on today’s card.

In race 9, Bombaguia (#4) chased fast fractions at same distance and conditions in last, but may be on an easier lead without much pace in this — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 1.

In race 10, The Grade 1 Personal Ensign, It’s Tricky (#1) skipped Ballerina for this spot and can get the jump on Royal Delta on speed favoring track and will be a clear second choice — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #4.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 9, 2 and 11

Race 2: 7, 2 and 4

Race 3: 12, 2 and 3

Race 4: 5 and 3

Race 5: 10, 5 and 6

Race 6: 8, 7 and 1

Race 7: 10, 9 and 2

Race 8: 2, 4 and 3

Race 9: 4 (Best Bet) with 6 and 1

Race 10: 1 (Best Bet) and 4

Race 11: 2, 13 and 4