Archive for August 23rd, 2014

“Red” Riding Good At Saratoga (8/23/14)

Aug 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Good and good for the Traver’s Day card — 14 challenging races and lots of opportunities to make money.  All I can say to my readers is that I hope I can duplicate my Whitney card results, so let’s see how I do with a drying out track and turf course!

In race 10, The Grade 1 King’s Bishop, Wildcat Red (#2) has not won outside of Gulfstream, but cuts back to sprint after meeting the best in the 3 year olds in the land in routes which is ultimately not what this horse wants to do — has a future as a stalking sprinter and will be a decent price today.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 7.

In race 11, The Grace 1 Ballerina, My Miss Aurelia (#4) needed last off the long layoff and Pletcher takes over today — loves the local surface and will be a steal at 3-1.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 5.

In race 8, Bad Debt (#4) comes in off the claim by Jacobson can sit a perfect stalking trip for the best turf rider in the country and likes non firm turf — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 2.

In Race 12, The Grade 1 Travers, Wicked Strong (#7) ran great in blinkers and could sit about 4 lengths behind the pace of Bayern (#2 and get the jump on the closers.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 8 and 6

Race 2: 2, 8 and 9

Race 3: 3, 7 and 5

Race 4: 6, 5 nd 8

Race 5: 8, 5 and 1

Race 6: 6, 8 and 4

Race 7: 2, 3 and 10

Race 8: 4 (Best Bet) with 10 and 5

Race 9: 4 with 7 and 2

Race 10: 2 (Best Bet) with 8 and 7

Race 11: 4 (Best Bet) with 8 and 5

Race 12: 7, 6 and 5

Race 13: 10, 5 and 3

Race 14: 3, 5 and 6