Archive for July 2018

“Mott” Stays Hot At Saratoga (7/30/18)

Jul 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm/good for the really good Monday card — had two winners on top yesterday, but best bets continue to disappoint.  I really do like the card today, so stick with me today.  Remember, I did remind people about the Mott birthday streak yesterday and he responded with two winners (including a $28 long shot).  I think he has a few live ones today so keep that in mind.  Also, the Asumussen/Santana combination is also live today — maybe the key is to bet the hot hand until it cools off!

In race 6, Prompt (#2) should sit a great trip right on or off a deliberate pace in this turf marathon and hold off the closers late — another winner for Mott at 3-1 or so.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 9.

In race 7, Mominou (#4) is the absolute speed of this turf sprint and should wire these at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 10 and 9.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 1 and 3

Race 2: 4, 1 and 8

Race 3: 8, 5 and 4

Race 4: 7, 2 and 1

Race 5: 5, 10 and 7

Race 6: 2 (Best Bet) with 8 and 9

Race 7: 4 (Best Bet) with 10 and 9

Race 8: 8 (Best Bet) with 3 and 1

Race 9: 7 (Best Bet) with 1 and 5

Race 10: 7, 3 and 1



Putting Things In “Motion” At Monmouth (7/29/18)

Jul 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Monmouth, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the incredible Haskell Day card with 14 great races on tap, so let’s see how I do today focusing on many Graham Motion horses!

In race 10, the Grade 3 Molly Pitcher, Berned (#8) meets easier here, loves the local surface and should get a great trip right off the speed — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 6.

In race 7,  The grade 3 Oceanport, Synchrony (#2) has absolutely no excuse here and would be a steal at 2-1.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 7.

In race 12, The Grade 1 Haskell, Good Magic (#6) should win, but I have feeling we might see a mild upset here.  So, I am going with Lone Sailor (#1) who gets a cozy inside post and may be getting to a peak performance at a good price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 6.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 2 and 3

Race 2: 3, 2 and 4

Race 3: 9, 10 and 5

Race 4: 6 with 2 and 3

Race 5: 1 (Best Bet) with 7 and 12

Race 6: 10 with 9 and 8

Race 7: 2 (Best Bet) with 3 and 7

Race 8: 3, 6 and 2

Race 9: 7 (Best Bet) with 2 and 6

Race 10: 8 (Best Bet) with 7 and 6

Race 11: 11 (Best Bet) with 5 and 1

Race 12: 1, 4 and 6

Race 13: 10 (Best Bet) with 7 and 2

Race 14: 4, 2 and 3



Going “Down” At Saratoga (7/29/18)

Jul 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and good/yielding for the competitive Sunday card — not bad yesterday with 3 winners on top, but I lost a couple of heartbreakers and best bets not performing well yet, so let’s see how I do today.  Also, it’s Bill Mott’s birthday and he seems to find ways of winning at least one on these days, so play accordingly!

In race 6, Strike Me Down (#5) always fires and should sit a perfect trip right behind the speed and take over in lane — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 10 and 3.

In race 8, English Minister (#11) is not the most reliable on the win end, but he gets a very contested pace to set up late run and can get up in time at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 10 and 2.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 7 and 5

Race 2: 5, 2 and 7

Race 3: 6, 7 and 8

Race 4: 2, 4 and 1

Race 5: 10, 7 and 4

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

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

Race 8: 11 (Best bet) with 10 and 2

Race 9: 6 with 3 and 2

Race 10: 5, 10 and 1



It’s A Very “Happy” Day At Saratoga (7/28/18)

Jul 28th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Muddy and soft/yielding for the Saturday card  with races 1 and 2 off the turf– a complete washout yesterday when all races were taken off the turf early in the card and speed was dominant — let’s see how I do today, but make sure there are no pronounced biases!

In race 9, The grade 2 Bowling Green, Hi Happy (#7) is the absolute speed of this and should wire these at 2-1 or so — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s6 and 3.

In race 5, Macho Citizen (#6) goes first time for sneaky good connections and will be a great price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s, play across the board and play an exacta box with #’s 10 and 1.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 11, 2 and 6

Race 2: 6, 1 and 7

Race 3: 1, 7 and 8

Race 4: 7, 4 and 1

Race 5: 6 (Best Bet) with 10 and 1

Race 6: 7, 14 and 5

Race 7: 2 with 3 and 1

Race 8: 3, 4 and 1

Race 9: 7 (Best Bet) with 6 and 3

Race 10: 1, 2 and 5

Race 11: 11, 7 and 6