Archive for August 12th, 2017

Feeling “Sassy” At Saratoga (8/12/17)

Aug 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Saturday card — but storms are in the forecast so watch for any changes to the track.  Handicapping for turf only so play accordingly. Yesterday was more of the same — only 2 winners on top and best bets didn’t win, although my Casse firster ran second to a 30-1 shot in race 5, which resulted in a $600 exacta.  The only profitable bet for the meet so far is taking my best bets up and down in exactas.  As of today, a $1571 investment gets you a return of $963 (61% return).  So while best bets are only 8 for 51 (15%) with a net loss of $38, they have run first or second at a 22% rate which is helping that exacta bet, so keep an eye out for the rest of the meet.  I am confident best bets will be winning at a much higher rate for the rest of the meet, so let’s see how I do today!

In race 10, The Grade 1 Fourstardave, Sassy Little Lila (#5) is the absolute speed of this and if the rains hold off and the track is playing to speed, may take these all the way at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 6.

In race 9, Spartiatis (#4) will benefit from a brutal pace up front and if the track is playing fare can run these down late for legendary Leon Blusieowicz — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 5.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 4 and 1

Race 2: 4, 7 and 9

Race 3: 9, 4 and 2

Race 4: 8, 1 and 6

Race 5: 10 (Best Bet) with 3 and 9

Race 6: 9 (Best Bet) with 7 and 8

Race 7: 4, 7 and 9

Race 8: 4, 1 and 8

Race 9: 4 (Best Bet) with 5 and 2

Race 10: 5 (Best Bet) with 7 and 6

Race 11: 2, 12 and 8