Archive for September 1st, 2014

Having A “Chat” At Saratoga (9/1/14)

Sep 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Muddy and good for getaway day at The Spa — the meet did not disappoint and Tom Durkin’s retirement speech was one of the highlights!  I’ve yelled arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr after tough beats, so I will always remember his vivid race calls that brought a story to each race.  On the handicapping highlight front, had 6 winners on the Whitney card, including Moreno at $20, and had a decent Travers card as well — even though Wicked Strong just got beat.  Time to refocus on Belmont and ultimately the Breeders Cup, but how about one more day at The Spa!

In race 6, Depeche Chat (#7) loves soft turf and has faced better — could be a good day for Julienne Leparoux, who has not had many winners here.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 12.

In race 8, Wizardly (#1) gets cozy rail post and a very fast pace to set up late run — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 9.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 8, 6 and 3

Race 2: 2, 8 and 1

Race 3: 4, 8 and 9

Race 4: 5 with 6 and 1

Race 5: 3, 1 and 5

Race 6: 7 (Best Bet) with 9 and 12

Race 7: 2, 4 and 1

Race 8: 1 (Best Bet) with 6 and 9

Race 9: 10, 4 and 1

Race 10: 8, 5 and 10