Archive for August 2015

Seeing An “Old Friend” At Saratoga (8/23/15)

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

Fast and firm for the Sunday card — only two winners on top yesterday, but one was the 6-1 upset winner of the Alabama.  The big news is even though I picked no winners on top at Del Mar, I listed the last 8 winners in a row which included the $5,000 late pick 4 and the $78,000 pick 6, which was yours for a $1400 investment.  Anyway, let’s see how I do today, with a tough card on tap.

In race 6, Old Friend (#2) goes for crafty turf trainer and will get a much faster pace to set up late run and the turf has been favoring closers lately — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 10.

In race 8, Width (#9) is working well for debut for a trainer who can win early on the dirt and a sire who has really produced some precocious 2-year olds so far — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 1.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3, 1 and 2

Race 2: 2, 3 and 8

Race 3: 6 with 2 and 3

Race 4: 7 with 3 and 2

Race 5: 5 with 8 and 1

Race 6: 2 (Best Bet)with 5 and 10

Race 7: 7 with 3 and 6

Race 8: 9 (Best Bet) with 3 and 1

Race 9: 3, 1 and 4

Race 10: 2 with 7 and 6

Race 11: 6, 2 and 5



“Catch” A Winner At Del Mar (8/22/15)

Aug 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Saturday card and Pacific Classic Day — a tough card to handicap, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 9, The Grade 1 Pacific Classic, Catch a Flight (#7) will be 5 lengths off a fast pace and should make first run on the closers — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9and 4.

In race 10, Roy H (#8) had huge excuse in last and takes these all the way with an alert getaway — 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: 6, 3 and 4

Race 2: 5 with 9 and 7

Race 3: 5, 3 and 2

Race 4: 2, 5 and 3

Race 5: 4 with 7 and 2

Race 6: 6 with 10 and 3

Race 7: 4, 7 and 10

Race 8: 6, 4 and 2

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

Race 10: 8 (Best Bet) with 2 and 5

Race 11: 7 with 10 and 3



“Down” Gets Thumbs Up At Saratoga (8/22/15)

Aug 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Saturday card — only one week until The Travers, but today’s card is tough, too, so let’s see how I handicap today.

In race 5, First Down (#4) needed last, has met better and can run these down at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 1.

In race 4, Charis (#4) should love the turf and gets one of the best turf riders in the country to ride — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 7.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4, 1 and 2

Race 2: 6 with 1 and 7

Race 3: 5 with 8 and 7

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

Race 5: 4 (Best Bet) with 5 and 1

Race 6: 3, 9 and 5

Race 7: 1, 2 and 7

Race 8: 3, 5 and 10

Race 9: 2 with 9 and 1

Race 10: 5 with 3 and 2

Race 11: 3, 10 and 4



“Holding” Hope At Saratoga (8/16/15)

Aug 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Sunday card — had a crazy day yesterday with 4 winners on top and a great flat bet profit, but my two best bets ran like dog meat, so it still feels like I could have done better.  Another difficult card on tap, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 9, The Grade 2 Saratoga Special, Holding Gold (#2) working like a demon after polytrack winning debut and could be the one to ignite Casse barn — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 3.

In race 5, Ferocious Tiger (#3) is the in-form closer in turf race packed with speed and has the best turf rider in the country on board — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 10.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5 with 1 and 6

Race 2: 5, 6 and 7

Race 3: 6, 7 and 5

Race 4: 4, 1 and 8

Race 5: 3 (Best Bet) with 1 and 10

Race 6: 3, 2 and 9

Race 7: 7, 4 and 1

Race 8: 4, 6 and 2

Race 9: 2 (Best Bet) with 5 and 3

Race 10: 3, 5 and 6