Archive for July 2017

The “Bay Watch” Is On At Saratoga (7/28/17)

Jul 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and good for the Friday card — the best one of the meet so far.  Glad I didn’t go to the track today because they took all the good races off the turf and left the card unplayable for huge parts, but I plan to get back on track today!

In race 3, Subic Bay (#10) needed last and trainer knows how to win up here second time off the layoff — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 5.

In race 4, Will Did It (#5) gets a brutal pace scenario to set up late run at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 9.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 1, 4 and 5

Race 2: 8,  6 and 9

Race 3: 10 (Best Bet) with 6 and 5

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

Race 5: 4 with 9 and 1

Race 6: 7, 9 and 10

Race 7: 8, 4 and 9

Race 8: 7, 3 and 8

Race 9: 6, 2 and 7

Race 10: 9, 10 and 7



Getting Into “Mischief” At Saratoga (7/27/17)

Jul 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Wet and sealed and off the turf (except for race 8) for the Thursday card — an average day yesterday with 3 winners on top, including a best bet and cold $123 exacta in race 8, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 4, Saratoga Mischief (#6) likes the local surface and should get a great stalking trip here and post mild upset — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 8.

In race 9, Papa Shot (#10) cuts back and likes it wet — Linda Rice off to a great start at the meet and gets good stalking post — 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: 3, 5 and 10

Race 2: 7, 4 and 1

Race 3: 1, 6 and 5

Race 4: 6 (Best Bet) with 7 and 8

Race 5: 10, 11 and 1

Race 6: 5, 2 and 11

Race 7: 4 with 6 and 5

Race 8: 2, 6 and 8

Race 9: 10 (Best Bet) with 5 and 6

Race 10: 11, 1 and 10

 



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)



Can’t “Miss” At Saratoga (7/24/17)

Jul 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Muddy and good for the Monday card  with races 2, 6 and 9 off the turd– best bets are profitable after the first 3 days, but I am not picking a lot of winners on top, so let’s see what happens today in the rain!

In race 8, Miss Ella (#9) will be flying late in this competitive turf sprint and can get there with a clean trip at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 12 and 2.

In race 9, Royal Power (#14) wanted dirt and is bred for the wet going — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 16.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 12, 6 and 2

Race 2: 14 and 8

Race 3: 4, 2 and 6

Race 4: 5, 4 and 1

Race 5: 2, 8 and 1

Race 6: 6 and 9

Race 7: 5, 7 and 2

Race 8: 9 (Best Bet) with 12 and 2

Race 9: 14 (Best Bet), 7 and 16