Archive for August 2017

Feeling Some “Joy” At Saratoga (8/31/17)

Aug 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Thursday card — trying to forget a horrible day yesterday where you could have thrown darts on a dart board and made better picks than I made yesterday.  Anyway, maybe it’s as easy as picking Pletcher and Brown in every race because they are trying to win the riding title and putting live horses in positions to win, and that’s very apparent today,  so let’s see if we can turn it around!

In race 4, Moondance Joy (#3) will be a big price for low profile connections, but will get a wicked pace and close late if the track is playing fair — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 6.

In race 6, Banana Thief (#11) should sit a perfect stalking trip behind moderate fractions and hold off the closers late — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 9.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4, 1 and 5

Race 2: 3, 7 and 8

Race 3: 3, 1 and 4

Race 4: 3 (Best Bet) with 1 and 6

Race 5: 7, 6 and 1

Race 6: 11 (Best Bet) with 8 and 9

Race 7: 9 with 8 and 1

Race 8: 9 (Best Bet) with 6 and 8

Race 9: 6, 7 and 3

Race 10: 6 with 14 and 5



Taking A “Risk” At Saratoga (8/30)

Aug 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Wednesday card — last two days haven’t been good, so I have one week left to go out on a high note.

In race 1, Special Risk (#6) drops and goes back to best surface — today or never!  Key in all early multi-race wagers and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 3.

In race 9, Machtree (#7) worked well for this after initial victory and Casse has rebounded lately since a tough several weeks — key in all double and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 10.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6 (Best Bet) with 9 and 3

Race 2: 4, 8 and 2

Race 3: 5, 1A and 4

Race 4: 6, 1 and 4

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

Race 6: 2, 4 and 3

Race 7: 3 (Best Bet) with 7 and 6

Race 8: 2, 6 and 3

Race 9: 7 (Best Bet) with 9 and 10

Race 10: 6, 9 and 3

 



Taking A “Holiday” At Saratoga (8/28/17)

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

Fast and firm for the Monday card — not much to talk about yesterday with only 1 winner on top (via DQ no less), so let’s focus on today.  In race 8, Holiday Stone (#7) has been facing some good ones on turf lately and has been pointed for this by crafty trainer — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 1.

In race 3, Scarly Charley (#5) gets a brutal pace to set up late run and will be a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 1.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 2, 3 and 5

Race 2: 8, 3 and 1

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

Race 4: 3, 7 and 12

Race 5: 3, 2 and 10

Race 6: 10, 4 and 9

Race 7: 2, 7 and 8

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

Race 9: 6, 9 and 10



Riding “Space Mountain” At Saratoga (8/27/17)

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

Fast and firm for the Sunday card — what a Travers Day yesterday with so many great horses running and some very exciting races to watch!  Had 4 winners on top, one best bet and a nice flat bet profit.  But many other top picks had great chances to win in the stretch (including Irap in the Travers) and came up a little short, so 4 winners could have easily been 7, but I am happy anyway, so let’s see how I do today.  By the way, Gunnivera was my top pick in the Derby and how he ran yesterday was how I envisioned the Derby, but that’s horse racing!

In race 8, Space Mountain (#9) just missed in last, gets more ground and Castellano stays for trainer having a sneaky good meet with limited starters — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 8.

In race 9, Fair Point (#8) and Miss Ella (#4) have taken turns beating each other lately, but have a feeling will prevail with a better trip today at a better price than the #4.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 1.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 3 and 5

Race 2: 7, 2 and 8

Race 3: 6, 5 and 3

Race 4: 6, 3 and 1

Race 5: 10, 3 and 2

Race 6: 1, 6 and 7

Race 7: 3 with 4 and 7

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

Race 9: 8 (Best Bet) with 4 and 1o

Race 10: 3, 2 and 6