Archive for July 25th, 2017

Ready For “Combat” At Saratoga (7/25/17)

Jul 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Heading up to Saratoga for my annual trip to my friend Scott’s house in Lake George so I am posting Wednesday’s card on Tuesday without scratches — so bet accordingly.  I expect a fast main track and a good turf course with drying out conditions for Wednesday.  The first 4 days of the meet have been a mixed bag — only 7 for 41, but best bets are 3 for 12 with a 58% return on investment, so clearly you have to save the biggest bets for races you like.  Also, I have listed a lot of winners with several of my top choices running second, so let’s see what happens over the next few days and I will be handicapping every day through the weekend, so let’ see what today brings!

In race 3, Combat Controller (#6) prefers two turn routes, gets Castellano and a perfect pace scenario to set up late run — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 5.

In race 5, A Dixie Twister (#7) gets top rider and should run down the leaders and win this turf sprint with a fast pace on tap — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 11 and 4.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3, 5 and 2

Race 2: 3, 6 and 9

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

Race 4: 1, 5 and 2

Race 5: 7 (Best Bet) with 11 and 4

Race 6: 1, 7 and 9

Race 7: 2, 8 and 3

Race 8: 10, 5 and 3

Race 9: 2. 3 and 4

Race 10: 8 (Best Bet) with, 13 and 9  (use #6 if scratches)