Archive for July 2015

A “Spectacular” Day At Saratoga (7/26/15)

Jul 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Sunday card — there are storms in the forecast so beware of changing track conditions and late scratches.  All my picks are assuming races remain on the turf.  I have been pretty good over the first 2 days of the meet.  I have gone 5 for 21 and had a nice 5-1 best bet win yesterday, so let’s see if I can keep it up today!

In race 5, Spectacular Me (#3) may have the best speed in this turf sprint, but also has some bottom from longer races and Klesaris got hot recently — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 6.

In race 7, Summer Breezing (#4) fires every time and takes on statebred company today in this turf sprint — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 6.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 2, 1 and 6

Race 2: 10, 8 and 2

Race 3: 2, 4 and 6

Race 4: 1, 8 and 4

Race 5: 3 (Best Bet) with 2 and 6

Race 6: 10 with 5 and 8

Race 7: 4 (Best Bet) with 5 and 6

Race 8: 3, 5 and 8

Race 9: 9 with 1 and 8

Race 10: 4, 8 and 2

Race 11: 2, 4 and 1



Setting “Sail” At Saratoga (7/25/15)

Jul 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Saturday card at The Spa — nothing more exciting than making opening day a winning one, with 3 winners on top and a flat bet profit, but another difficult handicapping card on tap, so let’s not get too confident!

In race 11: Sailmate (#2) excels off extended vacations, loves 7 furlongs and has run well locally — big price too tempting to pass up.  Key in late multi-race wagers and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 1.

In race 8, Plainview (#7) is 3 for 4 on the local sod and meets easier today — should take these all the way at a decent price.  Key in all doubles and pic 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 11.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 7, 4 and 3

Race 2: 7, 4 and 2

Race 3: 6, 9 and 8

Race 4: 7, 1 and 9

Race 5: 9, 7 and 6

Race 6: 8, 9 and 4

Race 7: 1 with 11 and 10

Race 8: 7 (Best Bet) with 3 and 11

Race 9: 8, 11 and 6

Race 10: 6, 1 and 2

Race 11: 2 (Best Bet) with 8 and 1



“Almon” Joy Is Sweet At Saratoga (7/24/15)

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for opening day at The Spa with a very difficult 10 race card on tap, so let’s try and kick off the meet with a sweet start!

In race 8, Doc Almon (#6) is in great form for top trainer and Jacobson has worked him upstate for this and wants to get off to a good start this year — should get a very fast pace and be flying late.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 8.

In race 9, the Grade 2 Lake George, Jellicle Ball (#3) runs in the US for the first time –  trainer’s numbers are astronomical with these types and Velazquez lands here.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 12 and 5.  Here’s the entire card (looks like Jacobson has some live runners ) and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 4 and 3

Race 2: 1, 5 and 9

Race 3: 10, 7 and 12 (use 1 if scratches)

Race 4: 6, 2 and 3

Race 5: 6, 2 and 8

Race 6: 5, 2 and 6

Race 7: 10 with 12 and 13 (use 5 if scratches)

Race 8: 6 (Best Bet) with 3 and 8

Race 9: 3 (Best Bet) with 12 and 5

Race 10: 4, 6 and 15 (use 14 if scratches)



Feeling “Sharp” At Belmont (7/19/15)

Jul 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Sunday card — last day before heading to Saratoga, so look for some potential long shots on getaway day.

In race 3, Sharp Stick (#5) was victimized by a brutally slow pace in last and gets some class relief today and will be a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 6.

In race 7, Secured Position (#1A) needed last and probably wanted turf in last couple — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 2.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4, 3 and 2

Race 2: 1, 4 and 3

Race 3: 5 9Best Bet) with 8 and 6

Race 4: 1, 5 and 2

Race 5: 3, 11 and 8

Race 6: 8, 7 and 3

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

Race 8: 4, 1 and 2

Race 9: 4, 10 and 8

Race 10: 6 with 5 and 1