Archive for August 2016

Have No “Fear” At Saratoga (8/29/16)

Aug 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Monday card — had an unbelievable day yesterday with 4 winners on top and listed consecutive winners from races 5-11 which resulted in big doubles, pick 3′s, pick 4 and 5 out of 6 on the pick 6 which paid over $2,000.  If you keyed my best bet in race 11 and used all 3 selections in races 6-10, your ticket would have cost $486 and you would have taken down the entire pick 6 pool which now has a $75,000 carryover.  You do the math!  Hope I can keep it up today!

In race 8, Fearthefalcon (#8) should sit closer to the pace in here and get first run on the closers at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 3.

In race 9, Noble Quality (#2) gets cozy inside draw here and has faced better — trainer starting to heat up.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 6.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3, 1 and 6

Race 2: 14, 8 and 12

Race 3: 5, 6 and 4

Race 4: 6, 7 and 2

Race 5: 12, 8 and 1

Race 6: 1, 3 and 7

Race 7: 6, 1 and 10

Race 8: 8 (Best Bet) with 4 and 3

Race 9: 2 (Best Bet) with 7 and 6

Race 10: 10, 12 and 4

 



“Runway” Runaway At Saratoga (8/28/16)

Aug 28th, 2016 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Sunday card — listed 7 winners on Travers Day, but only 1 on top.  Not my best handicapping day by far, but 3 of my second choices (including the Travers winner) paid big prices — still, I need to do better during the last days of the meet, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 5, Heaven’s Runway (#3) was claimed  by Asmussen in last and gets back on turf — has faced some tough ones on turf and dirt and may find this field to his liking at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1A and 5.

In race 11, Dream Dancing (#11) draws in and has useful debut — Casse does well with these types and Castellano gets on.  Key in all late multi-race wagers and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 7.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3 with 6 and 1

Race 2: 8, 4 and 1

Race 3: 4, 1 and 2

Race 4: 5, 3 and 2

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

Race 6: 8, 11 and 7

Race 7: 4, 5 and 1

Race 8: 6, 4 and 1

Race 9: 2, 10 and 6

Race 10: 8 with 3 and 10

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



Exciting “Chatter” On Travers Day At Saratoga (8/27/16)

Aug 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for one of the most exciting cards in recent memory — they have really made Travers Day at The Spa one of racing’s greatest spectacles anywhere in the world, so enjoy and let’s see if I can navigate my way through a difficult handicapping card!

In race 6, The Grade 1 Personal Ensign, I’m a Chatterbox (#1) loves the Spa, comes into the race in great form and can win this from on or just off a moderate pace at a decent price in a 5 horse field — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 5.

In race 12, The Grade 2 Ballston Spa. Sentiero Italia (#5) came back running and will be a decent price considering everyone will be betting Lady Eli (#3) — today is the day to try and beat the heavy favorite and I will gladly take 3-1 here.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 3.

In race 9, The Grade 1 Forego, Catalina Red (#1) is perfect at this distance and can overcome inside post with good positional speed — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 11 and 9.

In race 11, The Grade 1 Travers, Creator (#12) had no chance in pace less Jim Dandy in last and now stretches out and gets a decent pace here — price too good to pass up.  I would play across the board and in exactas and trifectas with #’s 1, 10 and 4.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4, 2 and 3

Race 2: 8, 2 and 10

Race 3: 3 with 1 and 2

Race 4: 5, 3 and 10

Race 5: 8 with 5 and 7

Race 6: 1 (Best Bet) with 2 and 5

Race 7: 4 with 9 and 3

Race 8: 12 with 2 and 6

Race 9: 1 (Best Bet) with 11 and 9

Race 10: 6, 2 and 1

Race 11: 12, 1, 10 and 4

Race 12: 5 (Best Bet) with 8 and 3

Race 13: 1, 12 and 11



On The “Road” To Victory At Saratoga (8/26/16)

Aug 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Muddy and yielding for the Friday card with races 2, 4, 6 and 11 off the turf — still a competitive card with an unbelievable Travers card tomorrow, so let’s see how I do today!

In race 10, Highway Star (#2) gets back on main track and should get a perfect rail trip behind a decent pace and run these down late — wet track should be a plus.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 5.

In race 5, Extinct Charm (#1) should turn the tables on the #6 here at a better price, a faster pace should set up closing style here — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 3.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3, 5 and 4

Race 2: 11, 4 and 8

Race 3: 4 with 1 and 7

Race 4: 5, 2 and 8

Race 5: 1 (Best Bet) with 6 and 3

Race 6: 2, 8 and 5

Race 7: 2, 4 and 6

Race 8: 13, 11 and 7

Race 9: 4, 3 and 1

Race 10: 2 (Best Bet) with 4 and 5

Race 11: 15, 14 and 1