Archive for August 2017

Taking The “Rap” At Saratoga (8/26/17)

Aug 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the fantastic Travers Day card — only two winners on top yesterday and no best bets won, so today is the day I have to do my best work.

In race 11, The Grade 1 Travers, Irap (#10) is rapidly developing and can sit close enough to Always Dreaming and get first run on all the closers — will be close to 10-1!  Key in all multi-race wagers, play across the board and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 6.

In race 8, The Grade 1 H Allen Jerkens, Practical Joke (#1) cuts back to one turn, where he is undefeated and will be flying late — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 7.

In race 5, Tathqeef (#7) cuts back to a more comfortable distance and has enough tactical speed to stay close enough and finish at at decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 8.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 2, 8 and 4

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

Race 3: 5, 10 and 9

Race 4: 7, 4 and 3

Race 5: 7 (Best Bet) with 4 and 8

Race 6: 4 and 2

Race 7: 4, 7 and 3

Race 8: 1 (Best Bet) with 9 and 7

Race 9: 4, 10 and 1

Race 10: 2, 6 and 5

Race 11: 10 (Best Bet) with 3 and 6

Race 12: 6, 5 and 1

Race 13: 4, 11 and 12



“Feeling Bossy” At Saratoga (8/25/17)

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

Fast and firm for the Friday card — another decent day with 3 winners on top and even though best bets didn’t win, one came second on the bottom of a $268 exacta, so the up and down bet still remains hugely profitable this meet, so let’s see what happens today.

In race 7, Feeling Bossy (#4) back with statebreds and cuts back — can stay close enough and make final run at a good price.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 10.

In race 9, Kharafa (#5) gets a brutal pace to set up late run on a surface he loves — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 9.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4, 2 and 1

Race 2: 5 with 3 and 2

Race 3: 2

Race 4: 6, 4 and 5

Race 5: 4 with 3 and 6

Race 6: 5 with 4 and 9

Race 7: 4 (Best Bet) with 8 and 10

Race 8: 9, 8 and 3

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

Race 10: 5, 3 and 4

Race 11: 6, 13 and 1



There’s “Chaos” At Saratoga (8/24/17)

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

Fast and firm for the Thursday card — 3 winners on top yesterday, including one best bet, but a brutal beat on another best bet and not much momentum throughout the card, so let’s see what happens today.

In race 8, Celtic Chaos (#8) gets a wicked pace up front to set up late run — pay attention to see if there is a bias for front end winners on dirt before taking the plunge, but this one will be absolutely flying in the last 16th and may still get there.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 2.

In race 4, Born for a Storm (#4) clearly needed last and should be a decent price and much fitter today — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 7.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 2, 8 and 1

Race 2: 3, 7 and 5

Race 3: 8 (Best Bet) with 5 and 2

Race 4: 4 (Best Bet) with 2 and 7

Race 5: 5 with 10 and 1

Race 6: 6, 7 and 10

Race 7: 11, 10 and 6

Race 8: 8 (Best Bet) with 3 and 2

Race 9: 11, 12 and 4

Race 10: 4, 5 and 8

 



“Moon” Shines At Saratoga (8/23/17)

Aug 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Wednesday — only two winners on top on Monday, but one was a best at at 5-1 and my top choice in the last race paid $12.80 to place and was part of a $200 plus exacta, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 2, Donegal Moon (#1) will be a higher price than the other Pletcher in here, but can sit right off the pace and outfinish these at 5-2 or so — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 5.

In race 5, Spectrolite (#6) is the absolute speed of this and should wire these as the favorite — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 2.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 3 and 7

Race 2: 1 (Best Bet) with 3 and 5

Race 3: 3, 6 and 9

Race 4: 4, 6 and 3

Race 5: 6 (Best Bet) with 9 and 2

Race 6: 6, 9 and 5

Race 7: 4, 5 and 8

Race 8: 6, 3 and 4

Race 9: 6, 3 and 8

Race 10:  3, 7 and 2