Archive for August 2014

“Kid” Grows Up At Saratoga (8/27/14)

Aug 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Wednesday card — I will be handicapping for the rest of the meet through Monday, so let’s see if I can end the meet on a positive note!

In race 8, Media Kid (#9) gets back on turf and should get a great stalking trip right behind a tepid pace and take over in the stretch — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 4.

In race 9, Ziptronic (#10) towers over these in turf sprint and gets an outside post to ensure a good trip — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 5.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 7 and 8

Race 2: 4, 5 and 6

Race 3: 4, 6 and 5

Race 4: 2, 6 and 1

Race 5: 4, 6 and 7

Race 6: 2, 8 and 1

Race 7: 1, 6 and 7

Race 8: 9 (Best Bet) with 7 and 4

Race 9: 10 (Best Bet) with 6 and 5

Race 10: 5, 9 and 6



You’ve Got A “Friend” At Saratoga (8/24/14)

Aug 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and good for the Sunday card — had a really good day on Travers Day with 4 winners on top, 8 winners listed and my top choice ran second 4 times (including The Travers), so a good day could have been a great day with a little luck!  Let’s see if I can have that great day today with another difficult card on tap!

In race 6, My Friend Keith (#10) get the blinkers off for crafty turf trainer and can overcome outside post and win this at a price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 2.

In race 9, Baby B (#13) gets in from also eligible list and can sit a good stalking trip for a trainer who excels with turf sprinters — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 10 and 3.

In race 4, Lubash (#6) can sit right off of King Kreesa (#4) and take over at the top of the stretch — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #1.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 2 and 3

Race 2: 2 and 5

Race 3: 5, 11 and 8

Race 4: 6 (Best Bet) and 1

Race 5: 5, 3 and 6

Race 6: 10 (Best Bet) with9 and 2

Race 7: 1, 5 and 4

Race 8: 4 with 3 and 7

Race 9: 13 (Best Bet) with 10 and 3

Race 10: 4 with 6 and 2

Race 11: 2 with 11 and 1



“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



A “Rose” Blossoms At Saratoga (8/17/14)

Aug 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Sunday card — it’s amazing how I can go 2 for 11 yesterday and still have a small flat bet profit, but I definitely need to be more consistent today!

In race 8, Our Amazing Rose (#8) gets major class relief and cuts back to a dirt sprint which has been her best game — Repole Stable in a battle for Owners title and this one is well meant!  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 9.

In race 9, Easter Gift (#4) can be forgiven for last and may benefit from a fast pace to set up late run at a price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #2.

In race 6, Ogermeister (#7) has also been facing better on dirt and may like the switch back to turf from good stalking post — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 5.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 2 and 7

Race 2: 4, 3 and 2

Race 3: 7, 3 and 9

Race 4: 1, 4 and 3

Race 5: 7, 2 and 3

Race 6: 7 (Best Bet) with 2 and 5

Race 7: 8, 2 and 7

Race 8: 8 (Best Bet) with 6 and 9

Race 9: 4 (Best Bet) and 2

Race 10: 6, 5 and 4

Race 11: 2, 10 and 9